Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(63) 52 Goals 32 (36)
(42) 34 Assists 14 (20)
(6.8) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.5)
27.1 Average Age 28.5
184.2 Average Height (cm) 178.5
(0.9) 1.1 Shots pg 1 (0.8)
(55%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 40% (44%)
(0.7) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(2.1) 1.8 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Kader Out 6.4
Player Reason Status Rating
Ivan Obradovic Out 6.5
José María Movilla Out 6.5
Álvaro González Out 6.83
Romaric Out 6.31

Team News

  • Atleti lost ground on both Barcelona and Real Madrid last weekend as they conceded late on to draw 1-1 away at Mallorca.
  • Los Rojiblancos were, however, without the suspended Radamel Falcao, Arda Turan and Miranda, all of whom will return for the visit of Zaragoza.
  • Mario Suarez is also expected to return in midfield after being rested last weekend with Tiago, Adrian, Cata Diaz and Raul Garcia likely to drop out.
  • Zaragoza's miserable form at home continued last weekend as they were beaten for the sixth time in nine games at La Romareda this season by Betis.
  • Jose Maria Movilla and Alvaro Gonzalez are also suspended for the trip to the Viicente Calderon so there are likely to be returns to the starting XI for Franco Zuculini and Javier Paredes.

Prediction

  • Atleti remain the only side yet to drop points at home in the league with nine wins from nine and 14 wins out of 14 in all competitions.
  • However, Zaragoza have been better on the road this season with four wins away from home, including their last two trips at Rayo Vallecano and Athletic Bilbao.
  • Nevertheless, Manolo Jimenez's men have been comfortably beaten in their tougher tests away from home at Real Madrid and Barcelona, and with Atleti having all their key men back it is hard to see their amazing home streak ending this weekend.
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