Match Previews

Raúl García will have a big part to play against his former club

Match preview: Athletic vs. Atlético

Atlético Madrid make the first of three trips to the Basque Country this week on Sunday, ending the first half of the La Liga season at San Mamés against Athletic Bilbao.

The colchoneros come into the game on a good run of form having won 6 of their last 7 matches, but will be in for a tough test against one of Spain’s most intense and physical teams.

Torres scored his 100th Atleti goal against Eibar last year

Match preview: Atlético vs. Eibar

After just about edging past Real Betis at the weekend, Atlético Madrid host Eibar in the Copa del Rey on Thursday evening as both sides chase a place in the semi-final.

The red and whites will be looking for a good performance in response to their recent critics ahead of the second leg, and are expected to name a strong XI in the midst of a busy run.

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 in the squad after FIFA snub

Match preview: Atlético vs. Las Palmas

After their 2-0 win in the first leg last week, Atlético Madrid will be looking to finish the job and seal qualification to the Copa del Rey finals against Las Palmas on Tuesday night.

The rojiblancos have a handsome lead and two away goals on the board, but Diego Simeone is leaving nothing to chance and has named a strong squad for the clash.

Torres set to start against Eibar

Match preview: Eibar vs. Atlético

La Liga resumes after the winter break for Atlético Madrid on Saturday afternoon, the red and whites travelling to the Basque Country to take on Eibar at Ipurúa.

Having won their last three matches, Cholo’s men will be looking for another three points to help them back into the top four going into the second half of the season.

Gameiro looking to end goal drought against Las Palmas

Match preview: Las Palmas vs. Atlético

Atlético Madrid return to competitive action after a brief winter break on Tuesday night, taking on Las Palmas in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie.

Diego Simeone’s men will be looking to start the new year with a win in the Canary Islands, having beaten the same opposition 1-0 in their last league match of 2016 just over two weeks ago.

The King Abdullah Sports City stadium opened in 2014

Atlético in Saudi Arabia for friendly against Al-Ittihad

Atlético Madrid are back in action after the winter break on Friday, taking on Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad in a friendly match.

Four days before their return to competitive action, the red and whites will take to the field in Jeddah – some 5,500km from Gran Canaria where they play Las Palmas in the Copa del Rey next Tuesday.

Atleti were 6-0 winners in the first leg

Match preview: Atlético vs. Guijuelo

Atlético Madrid bring the year to a close on Tuesday evening, taking on Segunda B side Guijuelo in the second leg of their Copa del Rey round of 32 clash.

The rojiblancos are 6-0 up from the away leg, but Diego Simeone has named a strong squad as he looks to end 2016 on a high.

Griezmann in need of a goal against Las Palmas

Match preview: Atlético vs. Las Palmas

Atlético Madrid will be looking to repair their fragile recent form on Saturday afternoon, as they host Las Palmas in a league match at the Vicente Calderón.

The red and whites are three games without a goal and indeed a win, and fell to sixth last week after a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Villarreal last week.

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.