Eibar will lock horns with Atletico Madrid on Friday at Municipal de Ipurua in what is expected to be a very exciting game.
Eibar head into this encounter after a 2-1 loss to Paco Lopez’s Levante in their last league match, thanks to goals from Gonzalo Melero and veteran winger Jose Luis Morales Nogales.
The Basques also lost to lower-league side Navalcarnero in the Copa del Rey last 32 at the weekend and will now seek to secure victory over Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid will certainly not be for the taking as they eye their sixth consecutive win in the Spanish top flight to extend their lead on top of the table.
Simeone’s men defeated Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla 2-0 a week , with goals from Argentine attacker Angel Correa and Spanish international Saul ensuring victory for the Los Rojiblancos.
Eibar vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-Head
In the last 14 matches played between the two sides, Diego Simeone’s side hold a clear advantage, winning 10 games, drawing three of them and losing just one.
Almost exactly a year ago, Atletico fell to a shocking 2-0 defeat at Eibar thanks to goals from Argentine centre-back Esteban Burgos and midfielder Edu Exposito.
Eibar Team News
Jose Luis Mendilibar will be unable to call upon the services of left-back Jose Angel, who is out injured. Also there are doubts over the availability of young winger Bryan Gil and right-back Rober Correa, who are both nursing injuries.
Atletico Madrid Team News
Atletico Madrid will be without key midfielder Koke and English right-back Kieran Trippier, who are both suspended. There are doubts over the availability of Spanish defender Mario Hermoso, Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera and new signing, striker Moussa Dembele.
Eibar vs Atletico Madrid Predicted Lineups
Eibar Predicted XI (4-4-2):
Marko Dmitrovic, Anaitz Arbilla, Paulo Oliveira, Pedro Bigas, Rafa Soares, Alejandro Pozo, Pape Diop, Edu Exposito, Takashi Inui, Kike, Sergi Enrich
Atletico Madrid Predicted XI (3-5-2):
Jan Oblak, Felipe, Jose Gimenez, Renan Lodi, Sime Vrsaljko, Marcos Llorente, Saul, Lucas Torreira, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, Luis Suarez, Joao Felix