Atlético Madrid host Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday afternoon, as
Their Sunday opponents Real Betis
Here's everything you need to know ahead of the clash.
As challengers for the title Atletico have struggled at the start to the new season. Having failed to win three of their opening five games to start the season but an upturn in form has seen them close the gap to two points on their rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid.
As for their opponents, Betis have emulated the start to the season that Madrid have had. Three wins and two draws in their past five La Liga matches has put them in fifth place, not only this but a solid start to their Europa League campaign has also helped with confidence ahead of their visit to Madrid.
Thomas Lemar vs. William Carvalho
Thomas Lemar has impressed since his move to the
Atletico didn't pick up any fresh injuries during their 3-0 win over Club Brugge midweek, however are set to be without both Santiago Arias and Vitolo once again who continue to nurse a broken rib and a knee injury respectively. Central defender Stefan Savic is still a long way from returning to action after suffering a severe muscular contusion.
As for Real Betis they have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the tough test against Atletico.
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Luis, Lemar, Koke, Saul, Correa, Griezmann, Costa.
Even though Simeone's side got off to a slow start, they look to have found their groove in recent games after their a hard fought draw with Real and impressive win over Club Brugge
Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Betis