Girona vs Atletico Madrid Odds & Preview

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Dream Still Alive for Girona

Girona have proven to be the real deal so far this season. Through 18 matches, they’re level on points with La Liga leaders Real Madrid and only behind on goal difference. They could shake up the La Liga power structure if they’re able to win an unlikely title this season. On Wednesday, they kick off 2024 with a match vs third-placed Atletico Madrid. We’ll run through the Girona vs Atletico Madrid odds and preview this top four La Liga clash.

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Location: Estadi Montilivi, Girona, Spain
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This is the first match between Girona and Atletico Madrid on the La Liga schedule this season. Last season’s La Liga scores were 1-0 Atletico at Girona and 2-1 Atletico in Madrid. Angel Correa scored twice for Atletico Madrid in the match at the Wanda Metropolitano. In six previous La Liga meetings, Girona are 0-3-3 vs Atletico Madrid and are looking for their first win over Atleti here.

Girona One of La Liga’s Top Teams

Girona have become the darlings of La Liga over the past few months. The Catalan club have lost just once through 18 matches this season and Michel has them playing like title contenders. Girona don’t compromise on their style for any opponent and so far it has worked quite well.

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Last month, they made a huge statement by defeating fellow Catalan rivals Barcelona 4-2 and they’re unbeaten in their last 12 matches, in all competitions.

Now, the Girona vs Atletico Madrid odds price the hosts as +150 favorites for Wednesday’s match. Oddsmakers, pundits and the rest of the teams in La Liga have come to respect Girona as one of the strongest sides in the league.

Just before La Liga’s Winter break, Girona went on the road to Real Betis and came away with a 1-1 draw. Artem Dovbyk got on the scoresheet for a third straight La Liga match as he converted a first half penalty.

Only Borja Mayoral and Jude Bellingham have scored more goals than Dovbyk this season. The Ukrainian striker leads La Liga, with 0.95 goals per 90 minutes, though. Cristihan Stuani is just behind his teammate Dovbyk, with 0.94 goals per 90.

Defender Yan Couto and winger Savio, both on loan from other City Group-owned clubs are joint-second in La Liga, with five assists. However, Viktor Tsygankov is listed as doubtful for Wednesday’s match, while David Lopez and Yangel Herrera are out.

Atletico Madrid’s Scoring Pace Slowing Down

Atletico Madrid went just 2-1-2 in La Lia in December but still enter 2024 in third place. The goals dried up in December as Atletico scored just six times in five matches. Still, they’ve put up a figure of two goals per game during the 2023-24 season.

Very few La Liga players have been more important to their respective teams than Antoine Griezmann this season. He’s scored 11 times in La Liga and provided two assists.

However, Marcos Llorente was the one on the scoresheet in Atletico’s win vs Sevilla in their last match of 2023. Llorente came on as a second half sub and scored just 45 seconds into his cameo.

La Liga betting news notes that Griezmann and all of Atletico’s usual starters are available for Wednesday’s match. Griezmann and Alvaro Morata were also joint-leaders in the Champions League group stage, with five goals each.

Caglar Soyuncu picked up a red card in his first start of the season and he’s suspended for the match vs Girona. Pablo Barrios and Thomas Lemar are out injured for this one too. In a boost for Atletico’s defense, Reinildo Mandava returned as a substitute vs Sevilla after a lengthy absence due to injury.

Girona vs Atletico Match Analysis & Odds

This is expected to be the closest game of the week in La Liga and is a must-watch contest. The Girona vs Atletico Madrid odds currently list hosts Girona as +150 favorites and Atletico are not far behind, at +165.

Girona are going for their first-ever La Liga win over Atletico here and it would be an incredibly timely win. With Real Madrid expected to defeat Mallorca on Wednesday, a win would, at minimum, keep Girona level with Los Blancos on points.

In this pick’em, Girona pk comes in at -120 odds and Atletico Madrid pk at even La Liga odds. While Atletico Madrid are an unbeaten 9-1-0 at home this season, they’re just 3-1-4 on the road. In fact, Atletico have lost each of their last three La Liga road matches and have scored just one goal in the process. In their last five home matches, Girona have averaged 2.4 goals and are 4-1-0.

A draw displays +265 odds here but Atletico have won the last three meetings of this fixture. Even though Atletico have struggled to score in recent road games, over 2.5, 3 goals sit at -120 odds. Girona are the highest-scoring La Liga team, though, as they’ve found the net 41 times in 18 games.

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