In their next La Liga match, Atletico Madrid will travel to Elche's Estadio Manuel Martnez Valero Stadium to face Elche.
Atletico Madrid are enjoying an excellent run of form lately. They have 9 wins in the last 10 league games. Atletico is currently in second place with 69 points, 13 points behind FC Barcelona. They will aim to finish second and end the season on a high note, despite the fact that the league title race is all but over. In recent weeks, they have been playing an attacking style of football that is not normally associated with Diego Simeone's team. In the last game, they completely bamboozled Cadiz with a 5-1 thumping victory at home. With five goals scored in each of their last two games, Atletico can be a frightening sight for Elche, who sit bottom of the table with one of the worst defensive numbers in the league. With 13 goals, Griezmann is currently Atletico Madrid's top scorer.
This season has been a nightmare for Elche. With 16 points and just three wins, they are positioned at the bottom of the table. They are on track to set the embarrassing record of winning the least games in a La Liga season. The only good thing for them is that they can't sink any further than that and can only look upwards. Against Atletico Madrid, they would need to be at their best and Sebastian Beccacece will be required to produce a tactical master class. Under Beccacece, they have played some impressive football which is an encouraging sign. Even though they lost their last game, they thumped Rayo Vallecano 4-0 before that. Their most impressive player this season has been Pere Milla, who has six goals, and his performance seems to be the lone ray of hope for them to save themselves from Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid may be flying high in the league, but they are suffering from a number of injuries. In this match, they are expected to be without five players. The status of Jan Oblak, who has been out since the game against FC Barcelona, remains uncertain. Llorente, who has been suffering from a muscle injury, is expected to return by the end of May. Memphis Depay is another big name who is likely to miss this game due to a muscle injury. Other names who are expected to miss this game are Reinildo and Savic.
Elche will be without three players for this match. Palacios, their centre back, will not be available due to a thigh injury. Both Carmona and Bigas are expected to miss this game due to hamstring and concussion injuries.
The head-to-head record between Atletico Madrid and Elche is completely lopsided. In 11 matches against Elche, Atletico Madrid have won 10. Elche are yet to win a single game against Atletico Madrid. The last five games have also gone in Atletico's favor.
Elche vs Atletico Madrid match will be available on LaLiga TV and Viaplay Sports 1 for UK viewers.
Expert Insight: Atletico Madrid are currently in their best form since the beginning of the season. In the last two games, they have scored 10 goals, which is horrifying for any opponent. Elche are currently bottom of the table, but if they pull up their socks, they can surprise Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid looks favorite for this game but anything can happen in football.