Atletico Madrid started the new season with a 2-1 win on the road vs Celta Vigo. Guests were favourites to win, but the whole game was challenging for Diego Simeone’s side. Atletico Madrid got the lead in the 23rd minute after Angel Correa’s goal. Guests had the lead until the 59th minute when Iago Aspas scored an equalizer from the penalty spot. Correa scored another goal for Atletico five minutes later, so they secured all three points at Estadio de Balaidos in Vigo.
Elche started the new season with a 0-0 draw at home against Athletic Bilbao. The home team were outsiders, but they played well. According to the stats, the teams were even, so a draw was the right outcome probably.
Atletico Madrid Team News
Atletico Madrid is a low-scoring team. They scored only four goals in the last three matches (including friendlies). On the other side, we all know how good Atletico Madrid is in defence. Last season, they allowed only 25 goals in 38 LaLiga games.
Atletico Madrid will be without injured Joao Felix and suspended Miguel Hermoso for the game against Elche. Also, Hector Herrera, Marcos Paulo, and Santiago Arias are questionable to play.
Elche Team News
Elche last season survived with only two points more than a relegated Huesca. They didn’t change too much during the summer, so they will still depend on a strong, organized defence. Elche allowed only three goals in the previous four matches (including friendlies). On the other side, their attack is very bad, so they shouldn’t score on Sunday against Diego Simeone’s team.
Elche could have a full squad on Sunday. Only Pablo Piatti is questionable for the game against Atletico Madrid.