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Atletico Madrid vs Girona Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
11 April 2024, 16:06

In the 31st round of Spanish La Liga, Atletico will host Girona in Madrid. Atletico currently occupies the 4th place, with 58 points, being in a dangerous proximity to Athletic Bilbao, which is only 2 points away. Girona enjoys a comfortable advantage over Diego Simeone’s team, with 65 points and while chasing Real Madrid became almost impossible, given the 10 points gap between the two, the main opponent for this match’s guests is Barcelona, which has only two points more. The first-round match between Atletico and Girona gifted the fans 7 goals (4-3), with Girona scoring a winning goal only in the stoppage time, at 90+1 minute.

Atletico Madrid vs Girona Preview 

Atletico Madrid Preview

The unstable game of Atletico Madrid this season led to the complicated situation in the decisive part of the competition with the team having a real danger of losing out on the Champions League the next season. With Athletic Bilbao is only two points away in the tables and showing a cohesive display for the last couple of months, Diego Simeone’s course on distancing from the pragmatic Atletico style that made the team successful in the recent decade, can become a subject for the debate. At the same time, Atletico performs successfully in the Champions League, winning over Inter Milan in the first round of the playoffs, and securing a 2-1 over Borussia Dortmund in the first match of the quarter finals. In general, the team can count on its home performances, since the most setbacks of this season occurred in the away games. At Metropolitano, Atletico is the second best team in La Liga, with 40 points scored in 15 matches (only Real Madrid is better with 41 points in 15 matches).

Girona Preview 

Girona became a real sensation this season and we will most likely see the team’s debut in European competitions in the next season. However, Girona’s resources are limited and it becomes more and more difficult for the team to maintain its game on the same level. The team has already dropped out from the second place and currently the main problem of Girona is poor away form - 4 consecutive matches were lost. Coming to Metropolitano, where Atletico enjoys its best matches in this season, will be a serious challenge for Michel and the team’s ambitions.

Betting Tips for Atletico Madrid vs Girona

Atletico Madrid to Win

In the current stage of the season, Atletico looks more cohesive and stable than Girona. With Girona having momentum in the first half of the season, the scarcity of resources took its toll on the team. Atletico awaits for Girona after showing a serious display in the Champions League, while Girona comes to Metropolitano having poor results outside of the home ground. In these circumstances, Atletico will have all the chances to take revenge over the first-round loss. Unibet gives 2.02 for this Atletico Madrid vs Girona prediction. 

Total Goals Over 2.5

Even given its decent performances at Metropolitano, Atletico’s defence is not impeccable, which has been a worry sign for Simeone for the whole season. The Argentine still did not find a remedy and the team concedes a lot, with the last clean sheet being 9 matches away. Girona likes the concepts of shootouts, which was evident many times this season, including their last match against Real Betis (3-2) and the first-round match against Atletico (4-3). This match will likely not be the exception. Atletico Madrid vs Girona odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.65.

Total Yellow Cards Over 4.5 

Both teams frequently resort to fouls and power play when the game plan is not working as it should. Atletico is well-known for its violent conduct and in 4 out of the last matches, there were more than 4 cards. Girona, having problems with displaying their usual game, also fouls a lot, and more than 4 cards were featured in the last 5 consecutive matches of the team. Unibet gives 2.02 for this Atletico Madrid vs Girona tip.

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