09/12/2021 at 09:52 CEST
Cholo Simeone’s Atlético de Madrid visits RCD Espanyol on the fourth date of LaLiga in what is the resumption of the domestic tournament after the national team break. Despite the absences of Joao Félix and Héctor Herrera, the rojiblancos are big favorites to take the three points and remain in the privileged area of the table.
The RCDE Stadium once again welcomes the current LaLiga champion after his stint at LaLiga Smartbank, where they only stayed for one season and were promoted directly as champions of the 2020/21 edition. The arrivals of Yangel Herrera, Loren Morón, Sergi Gómez or Aleix Vidal reinforce a block that maintains the same structure and direction that led back to the elite.
The colchoneros, for their part, have incorporated Antoine Griezmann in the last days of the market and are, without a doubt, the big favorites for the title: Maintaining hegemony in Spanish football would be a step in the growth of the club and the approach to the reality of Barcelona and Real Madrid, which are not going through a great moment.
Winning at home, a key point
Atlético de Madrid visits an RCD Espanyol in particular need: they have not won a game in these first dates of the course. He will do it in the parakeet fiefdom, where he has not won since April 2017. The rojiblancos have only taken one point out of nine possible in their last three visits and have a great pending issue.
Cholo Simeone’s men rescued a dangerous point at home against Unai Emery’s uncomfortable Villarreal and remain one of the teams that remain undefeated: only Barcelona, Real Madrid, Seville and Valencia still have not conceded a defeat.