LaLiga – Atletico Madrid to face Girona on Match-day 8
Saturday LaLiga action from Civitas Metropolitano, as Atleti take on Girona.
Atleti, currently sitting fifth, host thirteenth placed Girona on Saturday.
It’s 13 points so far for Atletico Madrid this season, going into this fixture
Diego Simeone will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.
Also, Atleti keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last seven meetings is astonishing this season. With 13 points (4W, 2L and 1D), they are established in fifth position in the League having won four fixtures, drawn one game, and lost two games.
Atleti have won one game and lost two fixtures of their three League matches at home this season.
A victory for Atletico Madrid would put them on 16 points.
Good atacking and defensive team
It’s an easy statement to make, but to win you simply have to score more goals than your opponent. Atleti have been consistently applying this principle, whilst remaining defensively solid as a unit this season, with six goals in their previous matches. They have a good scoring average of 12 goals. Their stand out attacking players have been Alvaro Morata (4), Antoine Griezmann (2), and Rodrigo De Paul (1).
Diego Simeone will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Atleti players.
Girona have so far accrued seven points in this season of the LaLiga
It was a humbling defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad for Michel’s men in their last match, they will be hoping to get something out of this game for sure.
Also, Girona have a huge task to over-turn their opponents in this game, having already lost two meetings this season. They currently stand thirteenth in the League, with seven points for a total of 2 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws having won two fixtures, drawn one game, and lost four matches.
Girona have drawn one game and lost two matches of their three League matches on the road this season.
A win in this fixture, would take Girona’s points from 7 to 10, so far this season.
Girona are likely to be missing five of their key players when they start Saturday’s game, due to injury and illness.
Atletico Madrid v Girona – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels one win and five draws for Atleti. Also, the two teams have been unable to break the deadlock in the last five games, with draws on each occasion. April 2019 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Atletico Madrid took all three points winning 2-0.
Players to watch
For Atleti, Alvaro Morata is a top performing player who has scoredfour goals in seven League matches this season, while Martinez Arnau is one of the top performing players after having scoredtwo goals in seven League fixtures this campaign for Girona.