Atletico Madrid and Girona will be face to face this Saturday from 15:15, UK Time, in the 20th round of Spanish Primera Division. As expected, the hosts are big favourites at the bookies and on the paper too.
Atletico Madrid are currently on the second position in Spain, with 42 points, nine less than Barcelona and two more than Valencia. They also have ten points more than Real Madrid (4th). Simeone's team has lost only one game this campaign, 0-1 to Espanyol before Christmas. It is no surprise to see Atletico Madrid having the best defense in the country, with a 28-8 goal difference. They are undefeated at home so far, with five wins and three draws recorded.
On the other hand, Girona are coming here after a good display, considering that they are a new-promoted side. The hosts are finding themselves on the 11th position ahead of this round, with 26 points, only three below Top 6. The visitors have ten points above red line and there are no concerns about relegation at the moment. Girona managed to get one point in the reverse fixture after a 2-2 in August. Their mission will be more difficult now, away from home, against one of the best teams in Europe.
Atletico Madrid vs Girona probable lineups:
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak - Vrsaljko, Gimenez, Savic, Luis - Correa, Niguez, Gabi, Koke - Griezmann, Costa.
Girona (3-4-3): Bono - Espinosa, Ramalho, Juanpe - Benitez, Pons, Granell, Mojica - Portu, Stuani, Garcia.