Atletico Madrid will be hoping to finally kick-start their season on Saturday, but standing in their way are a Deportivo La Coruna side with their tails up.
Depor boss Cristobal Parralo on how he wants his team to play: “It would be wrong of me if I didn’t have a clear idea for this game.
“Another thing is that our clear idea went well in our last game. You can’t change your style of play every week.
“Each game has its own details, but we need to maintain a clear idea of how we’re going to play.”
Atleti boss Diego Simeone on his side’s recent slump: “A team need everyone’s maximum involvement.
“We’re not relying on a single player, nor do we have one that wins us matches by himself.
“Whenever we’ve bounced back, it’s been because the team have met the demands placed on them.”
Deportivo La Coruna (confirmed): Pantilimon; Juanfran M, Schar, Sidnei, Luisinho; Guilherme, Borges; Cartabia, Valverde, Bakkali; Lucas P
Injuries/suspensions: Adrian, Gil, Ruben (I)
Atletico Madrid (confirmed): Oblak; Juanfran T, Savic, Godin, Lucas H; Augusto, Thomas, Gabi, Saul; Griezmann, Correa
Injuries/suspensions: Filipe, Carrasco, Koke (I)
Referee: Alvarez Izquierdo
Form guide: Depor – 16th (W L D W L) Atleti – 5th (D W D D W)
Previous meeting: Depor 1-1 Atleti
Kick-off time: 15:15 GMT/16:15 CET