After winning their fourth game of the season last round, Sporting Gijon will face a tough challenge when they host in-form Atletico Madrid at the El Molinon in the 23rd round of the Spanish La Liga.
Sporting To Shock Atletico
The hosts have been struggling in the relegation zone for the most part of the season. The team have won only four games in the 22 they have played so far in La Liga. Sporting Gijon have collected a total of 4 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in La Liga. Their last league match was against Leganes away from home where they won 2-0.
Sporting Gijon are currently sitting in the 18th place in the league table. They have 16 points from 4 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses. The team scored 24 goals and conceded 43 since the start of the season.
Diego Marino and Carlos Carmona are both out due to suspension for the home side this weekend. Carmona’s absence could see Burgui switch over to the right flank, allowing for Isma Lopez to feature on the left, though Moi Gomez will also be sniffing for a start.
Atleti Looking To Chase Sevilla
The visitors are four points behind Sevilla in the top four of the league table. They need to win every game to minimize that gap. Atletico Madrid have collected a total of 11 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in La Liga. Their last league match was against Celta Vigo at home where they won 3-2.
Atletico Madrid are currently sitting in the 4th place in the league table. They have 42 points from 12 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses. They have scored 39 goals and conceded 18 since the start of the season.
Juanfran pulled a muscle last time out, leaving Sime Vrsaljko free to take his place at right-back. Filipe Luis could be rotated out for a rest, which would mean that Lucas Hernandez would push out to left-back and Jose Gimenez would return in central defence.
Head To Head
Atletico Madrid have won 3 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The last clash between the two teams was in September 2016 when the final score was 5-0 to Atletico in the reverse fixture.
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