Atlético Madrid welcome Valencia to the Vicente Calderón on Sunday evening for their eagerly anticipated La Liga clash.
Kick-off in the capital is set for 20:30 CET.
Fresh from a 4-0 victory against Astana in midweek in the Champions League, Atleti will look to keep their run going and follow up on the 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad last weekend.
Luciano Vietto is still the only player missing for Atlético, as he continues to recover from his appendectomy. Valencia are missing the likes of goalkeepers Diego Alves and Matt Ryan through injury.
Diego Simeone tested a 4-4-2 formation in training that includes Jackson Martínez up front alongside Antoine Griezmann. Our Colombian signing will be looking to capitalise on his goal against Astana by finding the back of the net on Sunday against a strong Valencia side.
Otherwise, the team Simeone toyed with is as expected – the only question mark surrounds who will start out of Carrasco and Óliver Torres – both played extremely well against Astana on Wednesday, and indeed over the last few weeks.
Atleti will be looking to pick up all three points in this tough fixture, after a 1-1 draw at the Calderón last season.
We all remember what happened away from home last season – Atlético were three down after only 13 minutes on the way to a 3-1 loss.
It’s all getting very tight again at the top of the table. Celta’s loss to Real Madrid puts them at danger of slipping to fourth, whilst los Rojiblancos know that only a victory will show their credibility as title contenders.
Atlético Madrid squad list:
Goalkeepers: Moyá and Oblak
Defenders: Godín, Filipe Luis, Savic, Juanfran and Giménez
Midfielders: Tiago, Koke, Óliver, Gabi, Saúl and Carrasco
Forwards: Griezmann, Fernando Torres, Jackson Martínez and Correa