Atletico Madrid vs Girona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Atletico Madrid vs Girona Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Atletico Madrid were able to manage a fourth straight win of 2018 after beating Eibar 1-0 at the Ipurua. Kevin Gameiro scored the only goal of the game in the 27th minute, although there were other opportunities for Diego Simeone’s team. In the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, Atletico lost 2-1 against Sevilla. Girona were able to manage their biggest league victory after thrashing Las Palmas 6-0 at the Municipal de Montilivi. Christian Stuani’s penalty was the only goal in the first half, but the floodgates were opened in the second half when Michael Olunga (3), Borja Garcia, and Portu scored for the hosts.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Diego Costa has been in outstanding form since making the return to Atletico. He has scored in three out of his four appearances in all competitions – including the opening goal against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey. Costa is expected to lead the line after returning from suspension. I would choose Diego Costa to score anytime.

Girona will be without Christian Stuani for the game, as the club’s top scorer is likely to miss the game due to a concussion. This puts Girona at a serious disadvantage, as the forward has contributed more than one third of their league goals. Atletico kept three consecutive clean sheets at the Wanda Metropolitano before the run was broken by Sevilla in the midweek action. I would opt for Atletico to keep a clean sheet.

Diego Costa to score anytime – 10/11 

Atletico Madrid clean sheet – 4/5

Atletico Madrid have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Atletico Madrid have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 2 games against Girona

Girona have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Girona have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 2 games against Atletico Madrid

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Atletico Madrid Form Guide

Atletico Madrid Team Logo

Atletico Madrid

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W A

13-01-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

17-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

20-01-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

23-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

28-01-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-02-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-02-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

15-02-2018

Europa League Final Stage

FC Koebenhavn Team Logo FC Koebenhavn

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

18-02-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-02-2018

Europa League Final Stage

FC Koebenhavn Team Logo FC Koebenhavn

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Girona Form Guide

Girona Team Logo

Girona

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W A

11-12-2017

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-12-2017

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

21-12-2017

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

06-01-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

13-01-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 6 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

20-01-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

27-01-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-02-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-02-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-02-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Atletico Madrid Preview

It is easy to see that Atletico Madrid have been lifted by the presence of Diego Costa, who has made an instant impact at the club since making the €66 million return to Spain. Costa has the club fired up once again and he is back available for this game. Atletico have had a decent run of form over the last few matches, but they have been unable to pull away from third-placed Valencia. Yet, a substantial 10-point advantage over neighbours Real Madrid is enough to put Atletico on cloud nine. Antoine Griezmann and Angel Correa are the leading scorers at Atletico Madrid with five goals each.

Atletico Madrid Team News

Atletico will be without Diego Godin due to suspension, while Nicolas Gaitan also misses out due to physical discomfort.

Girona Preview

Girona are yet to see substantial arrivals in this January transfer window, but manager Pablo Machin will see little reason to strengthen their squad on the basis of form shown in the first half of the campaign. Girona have been able to get most of these positive results at home and this situation is unlikely to change in the rest of the campaign. It is remarkable that Girona are only a couple of points behind the Europa League qualification places – despite being promoted to the La Liga for the first time. Christian Stuani has been a major factor behind Girona’s positive form, and he is the club’s leading scorer with 10 goals.

Girona Team News

Christian Stuani (concussion), Pedro Alcala (ankle), Marc Muniesa (ankle), and José Aurelio Suarez (shoulder) are the names unavailable for Girona manager Pablo Machin.

Atletico Madrid Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Girona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Atletico Madrid vs Girona Sidelined Players

Atletico Madrid
3 Filipe Luis Injured
2 Diego Godin Suspended
Girona
30 Jose Suarez Injured
5 Pedro Alcala Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Jan Oblak 189 84
16 LB Sime Vrsaljko 183 75
15 CD Stefan Savic 186 79
24 CD Jose Gimenez 185 80
19 RB Lucas Hernandez 183 75
10 RM Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco 180 67
8 CM Saul Niguez 183 76
5 CM Thomas 185 75
11 LM Angel Correa 173 70
18 CF Diego Costa 188 85
7 CF Antoine Griezmann 176 72
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Yassine Bounou 188 70
15 CD Juanpe 189 85
2 CD Bernardo 192 84
4 CD Jonas Ramalho 183 64
8 CM Pere Pons Riera 177 72
6 CM Alex Granell 180 -
3 RM Johan Mojica 179 66
9 AM Cristian Portu 182 90
24 AM Borja Garcia 172 65
11 LM Aday 179 -
14 CF Michael Olunga 190 84