Sports Mole looks at how Atletico Madrid could line up in Saturday night's La Liga clash with Real Madrid.
will be looking for their first home La Liga win over Real Madrid since February 2015 when they welcome their bitter rivals to the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night. Atletico Madrid 's side Diego Simeone thumped Los Blancos 7-3 during their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign but are without a league victory over their derby opponents since February 2016.
Atletico have taken 13 points from their six league matches this season to sit second in
the table - one point behind Real Madrid ahead of this weekend's mouthwatering contest.
Sports Mole looks at how the home side could line up on Saturday night. Out: (suspension), Alvaro Morata (knee), Sime Vrsaljko (hamstring) Thomas Lemar
Atletico will be without the services of Alvaro Morata after the striker picked up a red card during the 2-0 win over Mallorca on Wednesday night. The 26-year-old only returned from a knee injury against Celta Vigo on September 21 but is now unavailable once again.
As a result,
and Diego Costa are likely to continue as the front two in a 4-4-2 formation, while former Tottenham Hotspur defender Joao Felix will return having been rested for the victory over Mallorca. Kieran Trippier
Thomas Lemar's hamstring injury is expected to see
feature in a wide position, with Vitolo , Saul Niguez and Koke making up the midfield. Thomas Partey
came off the bench during Wednesday's clash with Mallorca and will be desperate to face his former club, while Marcos Llorente is another option in the middle of the park. Hector Herrera
There are not expected to be any surprises in a defensive area with
and Stefan Savic lining up at the heart of the back four, which should also again include Jose Gimenez at left-back. Renan Lodi
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How Atletico could line up against Mallorca