On Thursday, Atletico Madrid and Elche will face off in the Spanish La Liga at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Tuesday’s Copa del Rey second-round match saw Atletico defeat CD Arenteiro 3-1 away from home. They have won their previous three games in all competitions, scoring nine goals while allowing only three.
The Rojiblancos will now focus on La Liga, where they are sixth in the standings with 24 points after 14 games.
Elche also qualified for the Copa del Rey third round with a convincing 3-0 victory over Guadalajara. Before that, they had lost two straight games, both of which were friendly matches against KRC Genk and Leeds United. Elche returns to La Liga, where they are winless this season and are at the bottom of the standings.
Date and kickoff time
Thursday, December 29th, 2022
Kickoff time: 9:30 PM CET, 8:30 PM GMT.
How to watch Atletico Madrid vs Elche live stream online
With the return of the LaLiga, fans can watch Atletico vs Elche on Viaplay Sports 1 and LaLigaTV in the UK. In the US, you can watch the game on ESPN+, while fans in India can watch it on Voot Select.
UK: Viaplay Sports 1 and LaLigaTV
US: ESPN+and fuboTV
Canada: TSN App
Australia: Optus Sport
India: Voot Select and Sports18 HD
Nigeria: SuperSport Laliga Nigeria
Portugal: Eleven Sports 2 Portugal
South Africa: SuperSport Laliga
After participating in the World Cup final, Atletico may have Rodrigo De Paul, Nahuel Molina, Angel Correa, and Antoine Griezmann available for this encounter.
Simeone is expected to change the lineup that began the Copa del Rey matchup last time, and Griezmann may return to partner Alvaro Morata in the attack.
Elche will be without John Donald and Jony Alamo owing to individual leg and knee ailments.
In addition to Pere Milla, Alex Collado, and Raul Guti all being expected to start, the visitors will be hoping that Josan can overcome a muscular issue to play a significant role.
Atletico Madrid league form:
D, W, L, D, L
Elche league form:
L, D, L, L, L
Atletico Madrid’s possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Gimenez, Savic, Hermoso; Llorente, Koke, De Paul, Witsel, Carrasco; Morata, Griezmann
Elche’s possible starting lineup:
Badia; Lirola, Roco, Gonzalez, Clerc; Mascarell, Guti; Josan, Collado, Milla; Boye
Atletico Madrid 3-0 Elche
This season, Atletico has struggled, as they suffered defeats to Cadiz and Mallorca just before the World Cup break. However, Elche has had a lot of difficulty during the 2022–23 season, making it difficult to foresee anything other than a comfortable home victory.