Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid face Sporting Gijon at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday with an opportunity to move up the table from their current 7th position. Los Rojiblancos head into this fixture coming off two straight wins against Celta Vigo in the league and PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League.
Sporting Gijon have made a surprisingly good start to the season and currently sit in 3rd place, earning 7 points from a possible 9. Sporting won their last fixture against Leganes 2-1 at home, and now face their first biggest test of the season in the form of Atletico Madrid.
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Team News: Atletico Madrid vs Sporting Gijon
Atletico Madrid team news
Moya and Cerci remain sidelined for Atletico Madrid with injuries. Diego Simeone is expected to retain the same squad that defeated PSV Eindhoven in midweek as they look to continue their unbeaten run this season.
Sporting Gijon team news
Rachid Ait-Atmane is the only major injury concern for Sporting Gijon ahead of their clash with Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
Atletico Madrid predicted line-up: Jan Oblak; Godin, Gimenez, Luis, Juanfran; Gabi, Saul, Koke, Gaitan; Griezmann, Torres.
Sporting Gijon predicted line-up: Ivan Cuellar; Amorebieta, Babin, Lopez, Lillo; Rodriguez, Alvarez, Cases, Duje Cop, Burgui; Gomez.
Atletico Madrid 2- 1 Sport Gijon
Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid side will be favourites to overcome the challenge of Sporting Gijon at the Vicente Calderon. Although Sporting have made an excellent start to the current campaign, defeating Atletico Madrid away from is likely to be a bridge too far for the Gijon club.
Atletico Madrid vs Sporting Gijon When and Where?
You can catch the game live on Sony Six on 17th September (Saturday) at 7:45pm IST