Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(63) 52 Goals 31 (42)
(43) 35 Assists 17 (29)
(6.8) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
26.7 Average Age 29.4
183.9 Average Height (cm) 181.1
(0.9) 1.1 Shots pg 0.8 (0.9)
(55%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 51% (50%)
(0.7) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.4)
(2.1) 1.8 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

No missing players.
Player Reason Status Rating
Mubarak Wakaso Out 6.98
Raúl Baena Doubtful 6.44

Team News

  • Falcao scored his 24th goal of the season as Atlético won their first away match since November last weekend.
  • They followed that league performance with a brave attempt at overturning a two goal deficit at Rubin Kazan, though they fell just short.
  • Several changes are expected from the Europa League side with the likes of Juanfran, Gabi, Diego Godín, Thibaut Courtois and Diego Costa all returning.
  • Sergio Garcia scored the only goal of the match as Espanyol saw off Real Betis. It was only his fourth goal of the season, but all of them have come under current manager Javier Aguirre.
  • Wakaso Mubarak has been banished from the squad after arriving two days late from the African Cup of Nations, it's the 22 year-olds latest in a series of discipline clashes.
  • Juan Forlín returns after too many yellow cards and may be straight into the line-up for the doubtful Raúl Baena.

Prediction

  • The Copa del Rey tie with Sevilla is approaching, but now they are out of Europe the squad won't be stretched quite as much.
  • The Catalans are now closer to the European places than the relegation zone having been bottom of the pile before Aguirre took over.
  • Six wins from eight games, Espanyol are the most in-form team in the league, while Atléti had an impeccable home record until the Russians visited.
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