Atletico Madrid and SD Eibar collide at the Wanda Metropolitano on September 1, 2019, in Spanish La Liga football action.
Club Atletico de Madrid was founded1904 and are the third most successful football club in Spain behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. Behind head coach Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid finished second in the final La Liga table last season, placing higher than rival Real Madrid in the standings for the second straight year.
Atletico Madrid has won a total of 10 La Liga titles including a league and cup double in 1996. They have captured the Copa del Rey a total of 10 times in their history and two Supercopa Espana. In European competition, Atletico Madrid as they have won the UEFA Cup Winners Cup once and are three-time Champions League runners-up. They also won the UEFA Europa League in 2010, 2012 and 2018.
Atletico lost the likes of Diego Godin, Felipe Luis, Juanfran and Antoinne Griezmann during the summer. And those are losses that are not easy to fill. The first three names were the most talented players on their defense while Griezmann is arguably one of the best players in the world. But remember that Atletico Madrid’s defense is more than their trio and it has always been about the system more than the talent level. As for Griezmann, they hope Portuguese sensation Joao Felix can help fill that void.
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Sociedad Deportiva Eibar was founded in 1940 and they have spent the most of their history playing at the lower divisions. When it comes to the Segunda Division, they have made 26 appearances and when we talk about La Liga play, their first promotion to the top flight was in 2014. They were the smallest club to play in La Liga history before SD Huesca took that distinction in 2018.
SD Eibar has won the Tercera Division a total of seven times. Meanwhile, they have also won the Segunda Division in 2014 and the Segunda Division B a total of three times. They have spent the last six seasons playing in La Liga but to date have not made waves in the top flight with their best finish at 9th in 2018. SD Eibar finished 10th in the La Liga last season.
Brazilian forward Charles led SD Eibar with 15 goals last season. The 35-year old from Belem in Brazil has scored a total of 22 goals for Eibar since coming over in 2017. Forward Sergi Enrich from Ciutadella, Spain also scored seven goals for Eibar during the last term. The 29-year old has a total of 29 goals in 120 appearances for Eibar since 2015.
Atletico Madrid is the soccer betting favorites in this matchup. They are currently 2-0-0 in the 2019/20 La Liga season. On the other hand, SD Eibar is winless so far in two tries with their 0-1-1 SU record. Head to head, Atletico Madrid have not lost in their last 10 matches against SD Eibar. Atletico Madrid is 8-2-0 SU in their most recent 10 meetings.
Atletico Madrid is coming off a La Liga season where they finished in second place and where they finished ahead of Real Madrid for the second consecutive season. The team lost Antoinne Griezmann to Barcelona in the transfer market but they successfully added Joao Felix and Kieran Trippier.
Atletico has suffered many big departures in the past, Griezmann is just one of them. But the club has been able to manufacture talent and deliver results despite their personnel losses. I think the same is going to happen this season and in this game. Atletico Madrid is going to find ways to win and beat SD Eibar in this match. Prediction: Atletico Madrid