Probable Lineups

4-2-3-1
4-2-3-1
  • Vela
  • 7.42648648648649
  • Gabi
  • 7.56527777777778
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(59) 44 Goals 61 (74)
(46) 30 Assists 30 (55)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 7.2 (6.8)
26.4 Average Age 28.5
182.6 Average Height (cm) 183.8
(0.9) 1.2 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(53%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 49% (51%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.7)
(1.1) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.8 (2.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Imanol Agirretxe Out 6.63870967741935
Mikel González Out 6.79333333333333
José Ángel Out 7.185
Eñaut Zubikarai Out 5.73
Diego Ifrán Out N/A
No missing players.

Team News

  • La Real are on cloud nine after securing their place in the Champions League by beating Lyon 4-0 on aggregate, following a 2-0 win at Anoeta on Wednesday.
  • The Basques could only follow their win in Lyon with a draw at Elche and will be wary of the effects of their exertions in the second leg when they come up against Atletico Madrid, who have started the season in blistering form.
  • Imanol Agirretxe, Diego Ifrán, Mikel González, José Ángel and Eñaut Zubikarai all remain sidelined with injury.
  • Atletico may have missed out on the Spanish Super Cup to Barcelona on away goals but proved they are more than a match for the Catalans.
  • Diego Simeone's side stunned Rayo Vallecano last week but know they face an entirely different prospect in La Real, who will be buoyed by their Champions League exploits.
  • Raul Garcia and Tiago both impressed against Rayo, with the former netting twice, and may get the nod again so players such as Koke and Mario Suarez can get a rest.

Prediction

  • This fixture was only settled by a last-minute Radamel Falcao free-kick last year and there are plenty of reasons to expect this match to also be decided by the thinnest of margins.
  • With both teams playing on Wednesday, their coaches will be expected to make a number of changes.
  • Carlos Vela is in a rich vein of form following his double against Lyon and a strike against Getafe, and is the man Simeone's men will need to keep an eye on.
  • Given the quality of the opposition, neither side would complain if they got a point from this game.
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