After securing their return to the top four, Atletico Madrid will be looking to tighten their leash as they host side Real Vallavoid. The Wanda Metropolitano sets to come alive with the match scheduling for Saturday with kickoff at 23:00 GMT.
Diego Simone sealed his first emphatic win after the La Liga restart with a 5-0 thrashing of Osasuna. The win saw youngster Joao Felix seal a brace, and returning winger Carrasco net his first goal for the side.
The win was a missing addition to the side after a series of draws almost costing them top-four finish. The side is currently fourth on the table with 49 points, and three points behind third-place Sevilla and 10 points behind Real Madrid.
Contract dilemmas are rocking the club with a series of first-time players coming to the end of their contract. A significant contract dilemma for the side has been Thomas Partey, whose contract runs out in the summer. Rumors suggest Arsenal are leading the race to sign the midfielder with Atletico Madrid tripling his wagers to pen the Ghanaian.
Real Vallavoid is currently off relegation woes with 33 points in the table. The side is eight points clear of the relation. However, it faces an uphill battle with a series of high-intensity matches lining up for the team.
Atletico Madrid vs. Real Vallavoid Head to Head
Both sides have 15 games between them with Atletico taking home nine wins with Vallavoid with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Osasuna 0-5 Atletico Madrid
Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid 2-2 Sevilla
Espanyol 1-1 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid 3-1 Villareal
Real Vallavoid 0-0 Celta Vigo
Leganes 1-2 Real Vallavoid
Real Vallavoid 1-4 Athletic Bilbao
Real Sociedad 1-0 Real Vallavoid
Real Vallavoid 2-1 Espanyol
Atletico Madrid Team News
Right-back Sime Vrsaljko remains on the sidelines recovering from a knee injury. However, fit Trippier sets to fill the space after an impressive run in the position. The rejuvenation of youngster Joao Felix sets to be to the test this weekend.
Real Vallavoid Team News
In-form Sergi Guardiola has been the highlight for the side managing to score up to six goals and two assists. Another highlight for the side has been the inconsistent Enes Unal, who netted five goals so far in the season.
Prediction and Odds
Atletico Madrid tasted a goal fest and set to continue with the trend to secure their leash on the top four finish.
Atletico Madrid Win
Goals Over 1.5
First Team to Score: Atletico Madrid
Joao Felix to Score