Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid: Team news and predicted lineups

Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid: Team news and predicted lineups

Diego Simeone leads his Atletico Madrid side away to Osasuna on Wednesday night in a must-win LaLiga fixture or risk dropping further in the race for a European spot.   

Atleti is in a battle with four other teams for a Champions League ticket and dropped more points in the race last time out as they drew 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao. 

Similarly, Osasuna dropped points in their last match, a 1-1 draw away to another Champions League hopeful in Real Sociedad.

Alvaro Morata and Saul Niguez's goals gave Madrid a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano in the reverse fixture, and Simeone will hope his team can pick a similar result. 

They, however, will need to be clinical as their last three results in the league have been far from impressive. 

A win tonight will see them move to fourth on the standings, depending on other results on various grounds.

Team news

Luis Felipe will be assessed ahead of the clash, having missed out last weekend's draw with a muscle strain. 

"Felipe Monteiro underwent further tests at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra that confirmed a muscle strain in the quadriceps of his left thigh," read part of the statement from the club on Wednesday. 

Joao Felix will also return following his one-match suspension and is expected to start. 

The hosts will also welcome Ruben Garcia, who missed the draw at Sociedad through suspension and is expected to partner former Atletico striker Adrian Lopez. 

Osasuna possible XI: Martinez; Vidal, Hernandez, D. Garcia, Estupinan; Torres, Oier, Brasanac, Perez; Lopez, R. Garcia

Atletico Madrid possible XI: Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi; Koke, Partey, Saul, Lemar; Costa, Felix

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