Three key points are at stake at the Wanda Metropolitano. On the one hand, Atleti want them to stay on top of LaLiga. On the other, last-placed Eibar look to increase their chances of staying in the top-flight of Spanish football. The game is to be played on Sunday at 4.15pm CET.
Our team arrive after two consecutive fixtures in Seville – against Sevilla first and Betis later – that ended 1-0 and 1-1. However, in our last home match, we beat Alavés 1-0 thanks to Suárez’s goal and Oblak’s penalty save. Llorente and Lemar return to the team for Sunday’s game, after the Spaniard’s suspension and the Frenchman’s thigh issues. Simeone’s men are the league leaders with 67 points – one above Real Madrid and two above FC Barcelona.
On the other hand, Eibar are currently in 20th place following a rough patch of results. They therefore need the three points – which makes the aggressive and competitive Basque side even more dangerous. Mendilibar’s men start match day 33 four points behind 17th-placed Valladolid.
As a result, Sunday’s clash promises to be extremely hard-fought between two teams that need the three points. In the reverse fixture, Atleti earned a late 2-1 win at Eibar thanks to Luis Suárez’s brace.