Atletico Madrid will look to build on Wednesday’s Champions League success against Roma when they face Levante tomorrow night.
Los Colchoneros currently find themselves in fourth behind city rivals Real on goal difference only after last week’s goalless draw between the sides at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Atléti’s form hasn’t been great of late with seven draws in their last nine games including two with Qarabag to leave their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread. The 2-0 victory against Roma gives them some hope but they will have to win away at Chelsea and hope the Italians lose to Qarabag in Rome or they will drop down to the Europa League.
Levante head in to this game in confident mood after a 2-0 win at Las Palmas last weekend but their recent home form hasn’t been good with both Girona and Alaves leaving with all three points as well as a draw with Getafe.
It is sure to be an intriguing game with both sides struggling for any real form and possibly seeing this as a good opportunity for three points.
Levante have a lengthy injury list with Ivan Lopez, Jefferson Lerma, Roger Marti, Alex Alegria and Sasa Lukic all out while Antonio Luna, Emmanuel Boateng and Mitchell Langerak don’t make the final 18.
Atléti’s only real problem area comes at right back with both Juanfran and Sime Vrsaljko out injured.
Levante (4-2-3-1): Oier; Shaq, Chema, Postigo, Tono; Doukoure, Campana; Bardhi; Morales, Jason, Unal
Atlético Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Gimenez, Savic, Godin, Luis; Thomas, Gabi, Saul, Koke; Correa, Griezmann