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Juanfran scored against Betis last season, but will he start on Saturday?

Match preview: Atlético vs. Real Betis

After conceding three goals in the home leg and just squeezing past Las Palmas in the Copa del Rey in midweek, Atlético return to La Liga action on Saturday as Real Betis visit the Calderón.

The rojiblancos will be looking to return to winning ways and make up ground on the top three, as fixture congestion starts to take it’s toll on the teams involved in all three competitions.

Griezmann hasn't scored in the league since early October

Match preview: Villarreal vs. Atlético

Coming off a rough week in which they drew at home against Espanyol and lost at Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Atlético return to action on Monday night at Villarreal.

After a week in which they announced a number of changes affecting the future of the club, Atleti now need to focus on the present and get a result that could get their league season back on track.

Filipe set for injury return against Espanyol

Match preview: Atlético vs. Espanyol

Fresh off of a 6-0 shellacking of Guijuelo in the Copa Del Rey in midweek, Atlético return to La Liga action on Saturday evening with a home clash against Espanyol.

The match will see Quique Sánchez Flores return to the Vicente Calderón for the first time since leaving in 2011. The former rojiblancos boss will surely be warmly received by the home crowd.

Atleti won 2-0 at Anoeta last season

Match preview: Real Sociedad vs. Atlético

Celebrating their lone standing as the only team with four wins from four matches in the Champions League, Atlético Madrid return to La Liga action this Saturday away at Real Sociedad.

With Real Madrid and Barcelona in top form, the rojiblancos know that only a win will do if they want to remain amongst the leading pack at the top of La Liga.

Both meetings last season finished 1-0 to the home team

Match preview: Atlético vs. Málaga

Still reeling from their first loss of the season away to Sevilla last week, Atlético Madrid are looking to get back on track this Saturday at home against Málaga.

The rojiblancos have had a week to prepare since last week’s loss, and know that only a win will do if they want to remain amongst the leading pack at the top of La Liga.

Atleti won 3-0 in the Pizjuán last season

Match preview: Sevilla vs. Atlético

Still undefeated in all competitions and off to their best start since the 2013-14 title-winning season, Atlético Madrid are back in La Liga action at Sevilla on Sunday.

The red and whites will be looking for another win to maintain their place at the top of the table, but are in for a tough game against a side that are in good form under new manager Jorge Sampaoli.

Koke will be looking to continue his good form against Granada

Match preview: Atlético vs. Granada

Sitting on top of the table after the international break, Atlético Madrid return to action on Saturday with a home clash against Granada at the Vicente Calderón.

The red and whites have had two weeks to enjoy their lead in La Liga, and will be looking for three points to kick start an important run of matches in both domestic and continental competition.

Carrasco scored against Valencia home and away last season

Match preview: Valencia vs. Atlético

After handing Bayern Munich their first defeat of the season, Atlético roll on to Valencia this Sunday, undefeated in their first eight matches and standing at third in La Liga.

The hosts are currently in between managers after the sacking of Pako Ayesteran, with match delegate Voro in charge tomorrow before newly appointed Cesare Prandelli takes charge on Monday.

Griezmann was on target against Depor last season

Match preview: Atlético vs. Deportivo

Fresh off of a 1-1 draw with Barcelona on Wednesday night, Atlético Madrid returns to the Vicente Calderón on Sunday afternoon for a match up with lowly Deportivo La Coruña.

The hosts can go up to third in the table with a win against the Galicians, with reports suggesting that we can expect rotations to the team in the midst of our hectic early season schedule.

Griezmann struck late to win last season's corresponding fixture

Match preview: Atlético vs. Sporting Gijón

Atletico return to La Liga action on Saturday afternoon, facing a high-flying Sporting Gijón side that currently sits third in the table after the first three games.

The red and whites will be looking to build on last week’s impressive win at Celta, but will have to be patient against a team that caused them a lot of problems last season.