Atletico Madrid will look to continue their title pursuit as they host Girona for the first time ever in the club’s history at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. Diego Simeone’s side will be favourites for the tie having won six of their last seven league games.
Where and when: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano – 20 January, kick-off 15.15
Where you can see Atletico Madrid v Girona: Sky Sports, Unibet live streaming
Last time: Atleti fought back from two goals down – both scored by Christian Stuani – and having had Antoine Griezmann sent-off to draw at Girona on the opening day of the season in the first ever meeting between the clubs. Angel Correa and Jose Gimenez got Atleti’s goals.
Atletico Madrid v Girona Predictions and Preview
Atletico Madrid are on course for a top two finish and hold out the best realistic hope of stopping the title going to Barcelona this season.
They have won six league games in seven and now have Diego Costa and Vitolo to add to their already formidable line-up.
Diego Simeone’s side will be big favourites against a Girona side who have impressed this season and thumped Las Palmas 6-0 on Saturday, but had lost their previous two games.
Los Rojiblancos are priced at 2/5 to continue their impressive form with another victory, while Girona are priced at 21/2 with the draw available at 4/1.
Atletico Madrid have conceded only eight league goals in 19 outings this season and it’s 4/6 for one or both teams not to score in this game, with Atleti to win to nil at an attractive 21/20.
Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann are both likely to start for the hosts and both are priced at 10/3 to be the game’s first goalscorer.
One to watch for Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa netted on his first game back in La Liga – against Getafe – but missed the win at Eibar through suspension. He is priced at 1/1 to score at any time in this game.
One to watch for Girona: Christian Stuani has been in red-hot form this season, scoring ten league goals in 17 appearances – the most of any newcomer in La Liga. He is available to find the net at any point in this fixture at 9/2.
Long shot: Girona led 2-0 at the break in this fixture earlier in the season and won 6-0 on Saturday, so may start this match quickly. For the Catalans to lead at the break before Atleti win at full time is priced at 30/1.