Atlético will seek the double over the Andalusians, who they beat in A Stadium Called Wanda’s premiere back in September. José González’ side are seven points from safety and already appear gone — they lost to Las Palmas in a crucial relegation six-pointer last week and haven’t won a league game since Nov. 19.
Meanwhile, Diego Simeone will welcome back Filipe Luís on Saturday — the Brazilian has not played in 2018 following hamstring and heel injuries. Even though Simeone will be without Diego Godín (facial reconstruction surgery) and Stefan Savić (hamstring), he’ll still be able to call upon José Giménez and Lucas Hernández in central defense.
Reports this week have agreed that Vitolo will be handed his first league start in red and white, while Jan Oblak will have a good chance to pick up a staggering 15th clean sheet of the season against LaLiga’s lowest-scoring team.
Oblak; Vrsaljko, Giménez, Lucas, Filipe Luís; Gabi, Saúl, Vitolo, Koke; Griezmann, Costa.
Málaga 0-3 Atlético Madrid.
How to watch
Date: Feb. 10, 2018
Location: Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
Kickoff time: 16:15 CEST, 15:15 GMT/BST, 10:15 a.m. EST, 7:15 a.m. PST
SB Nation opposition blog: N/A
Available TV/streaming: beIN LaLiga (Spain), beIN Sports en Español, fuboTV (United States), beIN Sports MAX 7 (France), Sport TV3 (Portugal)
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