Atleti continued their amazing record at home going with two more victories at the Vicente Calderon over the past week to extend their winning run to 17 games.
Moreover, Los Rojiblancos have not even conceded a goal in their last nine games at home in all competitions, but they could be forced into a reshuffle at the back for the visit of Levante as both Juanfran and Filipe Luis are doubts after picking up injuries in the 2-0 win over Betis in the Copa del Rey on Thursday.
Diego Simeone sent out a strong line-up for that game so there unlikely to be too many changes but Koke and Tiago could come back in for Raul Garcia and Mario Suarez respectively.
Levante's 100% record in the early Sunday kick-offs came to a halt last weekend as they were beaten 2-0 by Betis and finally overtaken in the table by city rivals Valencia.
Juan Ignacio Martinez will also be without one of his experienced campaigners for the trip to the capital as Juanfran is suspended so Nikos Karabelas will get a rare league start at left-back.
Jose Barkero has though shrugged off the injury problem that has kept him out since the start of the year and is expected to return to the starting line-up, as will Vicente Iborra after being suspended last time out.
Atleti are such a juggernaut at home right now it is hard to see even the best sides in the league troubling them and despite another season in which they have defied expectations Los Granotes have still struggled on the road with just three wins from 10 games.
The hosts will also be eying the opportunity to heap the pressure on extend their advantage over Real Madrid with their city rivals facing a tough trip to Valencia after Atleti have played on Sunday night.
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