Our match prediction:
Atletico Madrid need to get back to winning ways as soon as possible if they plan to stay in the title race. Los Rojiblancos failed to triumph in their last four games in all competitions and a victory is a must in the clash against Eibar. A good thing for Diego Simeone’s men is that they boast a 5-0-0 record in previous five fixtures against los Armeros with mere two conceded goals in the spell. Much will depend on Antoine Griezmann (12), who will most certainly be a handful to Eibar defense. José Luis Mendilibar’s charges have been rather productive on their travels in 2016 with six goals in their two Primera Division away encounters, but Atletico’s defensive line proved to be a tough nut to crack, with six clean sheets recorded at Vicente Calderon. Given the fact that eight of their ten home encounters this term ended in under 2.5 goals, we do not expect a lot of fireworks in this match, but home win seems on the cards.
Highligted Player (Godin):
Diego Godin is considered one of the best defenders in the history of Uruguayan football. The Atletico Madrid centre back played for Cerro and Nacional in the Uruguayan national championship between 2003 and 2007 and in August, 2017 he signed a deal with La Liga side Villarreal. Godin made 91 league appearances for the Yellow Submarine and on 4 August he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a contract with Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan defender won the 2013/2014 La Liga trophy with los Rojiblancos, while making it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2014, 2016). He won the Europa League trophy in the 2011/2012 season with Atletico Madrid as well. Speaking of his international career, Godin clinched the 2011 Copa America trophy with Uruguay. Despite playing as a centre back, Diego Godin often scores after set pieces and you should have in mind that he scored eight goals for Diego Simeone’s team in the 2013/2014 season (all competitions).
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy. Los Rojblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.