Atletico Madrid have a golden opportunity to move to the top of the table when they play Deportivo Alaves on the road in one of La Liga's midweek fixtures at Mendizorroza Stadium.
Atletico ended their three-game winless run with a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao at the weekend at Wanda Metropolitano. With El Clasico getting postponed due to political unrest in Catalonia, the win allowed Atletico to gain some ground on their eternal rivals. The postponed fixture will be played in December, and if Atletico can string together a good run and both Barcelona and Real Madrid drop points here and there which seems a good bet considering how both the teams have performed so far this season, Diego Simeone could go top of the table and put some psychological pressure on both Barca and Madrid.
Deportivo Alaves, meanwhile, could do with a win here following a 4-1 hammering at Villarreal at the weekend. The visitors are in the bottom half of the table but could jump to the top half with a win here.
As mentioned Atletico won 2-0 at the weekend which was their first win in La Liga in four games. That said, Atletico managed to shut out the opponents in three of four fixtures.
Deportivo Alaves, on the other hand, seems to be on a trend of sorts in the last four games, winning a match only to lose the very next one.
Host: Deportivo Alaves
Visitors: Atletico Madrid
Match Timing: Tuesday, October 29, at 11:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Mendizorroza Stadium, in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
ALA vs ATL Dream11 Team News:
Alaves will go into the match against Atletico Madrid with no additional injury concerns.
That said, centre-back Rodrigo Ely and midfielder Tomas Pina remain Alaves' injury list at the moment and could miss this match.
Asier Garitano is not known for tinkering with the system but he may be forced to make a few changes following Alaves' horror show in Villarreal on Friday night.
Martin Aguirregabiria may lose his place in the starting 11 to Ximo Navarro, while Oliver Burke and Aleix Vidal are expected to feature on the wings for the hosts.
Atletico still have a number of key players missing from the squad through injuries. Jose Gimenez and Joao Felix are the latest additions to the treatment room with the latter set to miss several weeks after spraining his ankle.
In addition, Sime Vrsaljko and Stefan Savic also miss out due to injuries.
ALA vs ATL likely playing 11:
Alaves: Pacheco (GK), Duarte, Laguardia, Magallan, Navarro, Burke, Pons, Wakaso, Garcia, Vidal, Perez
Atletico Madrid: Oblak (GK), Lodi, Hermoso, Felipe, Trippier, Vitolo, Thomas Partey, Saul, Koke, Costa, Correa
ALA vs ATL Dream11 teams:
Def: Duarte, Hermoso, Lodi
Mid: Niguez (VC), Lemar, M Garcia, A Vidal
Strikers: Joselu, Costa (C), Correa