ATH vs ATL Match Preview:
After their comprehensive win against the Danish champions, København, in the Europa League, Diego Simeone’s men realign their focus on chasing down Barcelona when they host Athletic Bilbao at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday afternoon. A win for Atletico would cut the gap to 7 points between them and Barcelona at the top of the table. Atheltic Bilbao, currently 13th, would be looking to grab all 3 points and make their campaign on track for a top 10 finish.
When: February 18, 08:45 PM IST
Where: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
Matches Played: 48
Atlético Madrid: 28
Athletic Bilbao: 13
Athletic Bilbao: W D L D D D
Atlético Madrid: W W W W L D
Kepa; Saborit, Iñigo Martínez, Yeray, Lekue; Beñat, San José, De Marcos; Susaeta, Iñigo Córdoba, Iñaki Williams.
Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Giménez, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Saúl, Koke; Vitolo, Griezmann, Diego Costa.
Iñigo Martinez and Iñaki Williams.
Griezmann and Saúl
Atlético have conceded just once in their last victories and are boasting of a rock solid defence at the moment. To add to that, Athletic Bilbao will be without both of their top scorers which makes it difficult for them to pose any substantial threat to Atlético’s defence. So, a clean shit victory is expected to be the final result for Atlético Madrid.