Girona welcome Atletico Madrid to Catalonia on Sunday afternoon having hit an impressive five-game unbeaten run, and are currently the fifth best form team in the league.
Girona v Atletico Madrid – Estadi Montilivi – Sunday 2nd December – Kick off 3:15pm UK Time
The Blanquivermell are in seventh position in La Liga, just four points behind this weekend’s opponents. They secured their fifth win of the campaign last weekend, brushing aside nearby Espanyol 3-1 at the RCDE Stadium. Victories over Valencia and Rayo Vallecano, as well as goalless draws with Leganes and Real Sociedad, have seen the side start their season on terrific form.
Atleti sit just two points behind league leaders Sevilla in third place having narrowly missed out on a vital win against Barcelona last weekend. Los Colchoneros haven’t lost a match since the 1st of September and also coasted through to the knockout round of the Champions League with a comfortable 2-0 victory over AS Monaco on Wednesday evening.
Eusebio will definitely be without three of his players for this weekend’s match. Carles Planas is close to full fitness having suffered a biceps injury but will play no part in Sunday’s clash. Joining Planas on the injury list are Johan Mojica, whose ligament damage will rule him out until April, and Aday Benitez who is out until Spring with a knee injury.
Diego Simeone has a full line of defenders who could potentially miss this weekend’s trip. Juanfran will definitely be out with a calf injury. Diego Godin (hamstring muscle), Filipe Luis (calf muscle) and Jose Gimenez (hamstring) may also miss out on the game. A positive piece of news for Simeone however is that Diego Costa should be fit to play having recovered from a foot problem.
Predicted line ups
Girona (5-4-1): Bono; Porro, Ramalho, Bernardo, Juanpe, Muniesa; Pere Pons, Aleix Garcia, Roberts, Borja Garcia; Stuani
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2); Oblak; Arias, Savic, Godin, Lucas; Koke, Saul, Rodri, Lemar; Diego Costa, Griezmann
Girona 1-1 Atletico Madrid