Top-four contenders When Atletico Madrid travels to Girona on Monday night, they will attempt to extend their La Liga winning streak to nine games.
Michel’s team has played 24 league games, winning eight, drawing six, and losing ten. They have accumulated 30 points, placing them in the 12th position in the league table.
Girona has had a strong campaign this season, sitting only seven points away from the top six and five points clear of the relegation zone. However, their position could quickly change if they need better results in quick succession.
In their recent league matches, Girona has won two out of their last three games against Almeria and Athletic Bilbao. Although they lost 3-2 to Getafe in their previous game, they fought back from being 3-0 down to bring the scoreline to 3-2.
Girona La Liga Form: W L W W L
Atletico has won three out of their last four games in the league and remained unbeaten in Spain’s top flight since the beginning of January. Their robust form has propelled them to the third position in the table, though they are some 17 points behind league leaders Barcelona.
In their recent game, Atletico Madrid had a stunning 6-1 victory over Sevilla, with two goals each from Memphis Depay and Alvaro Morata, making it an impressive performance at Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico Madrid is not in the title race this season, but they are four points clear of the fifth-placed Real Betis in the battle to secure a top-four finish. Interestingly, their failure to qualify for the Champions League or Europa League knockout rounds positively impacts their La Liga campaign.
Atletico Madrid La Liga Form: D W W D W
Girona is still missing four first-team players due to injuries. Alexander Callens, Yangel Herrera, Yan Couto, and Ibrahima Kebe are still on the sidelines, causing concerns for the team.
Angel Correa and Nahuel Molina, suspended in their last game, will return to the squad for their upcoming match.
However, Reinildo, Rodrigo De Paul, and Sergio Reguilon will miss the game due to their ongoing injury concerns.
Girona’s predicted starting lineup:
Gazzaniga; Martinez, Bueno, Juanpe, Hernandez; Romeu, A Garcia, B Garcia; Tsygankov, Castellanos, Riquelme
Atletico Madrid’s predicted starting lineup:
Oblak; Llorente, Savic, Gimenez, Hermoso, Carrasco; Koke, Witsel, Griezmann; Memphis, Morata
Head to Head
Interestingly, Atletico Madrid has yet to have a solid record against Girona.
In the seven matches between the two teams, Atletico Madrid has only secured two victories, with the remaining five games ending in draws.
Time, Date & Venue
Date: Monday, March 13
Time: 08:00 pm, UK Time
Venue: Estadi Montilivi stadium, Girona
Given Girona’s strong home record this season, this match has the potential to be a tricky one for Atletico Madrid.
However, Atletico Madrid has been in excellent form of late, winning three of their last four matches in the league.
With such a strong record behind them, they will surely be confident of securing another three points in their upcoming match against Girona.