Atletico Madrid go in search of a seventh straight La Liga win at Real Sociedad's foreboding Anoeta fortress.
Philippe Montanier's side have disappointed on their travels but can boast a 100 per cent record in San Sebastian.
“Our goal is to do better than last season and try to reach the Europa League,” said La Real's Antoine Griezmann. We have to show on the pitch what we want to achieve and try to be ambitious.”
Joint League leaders Atletico are hoping defender Juanfran Torres will not be adversely affected by his error in Spain's 1-1 draw with France.
“Such situations can happen, Juanfran is great," declared Coach Diego Simeone. "La Real are playing very well, especially at home. They are very dangerous at set pieces.”
Kick off: Sunday October 21, 8.30 (BST)