Atlético Madrid host Club Brugge at the Estadio Metropolitano this evening in the fourth round of the Champions League group stages, with kick-off scheduled at 6.45pm local time.
Los Colchoneros need to win this fixture in order to stand a realistic chance in reaching the next stage of the competition. It is believed that Diego Simeone will opt to revert to his more traditional 5-4-1 formation as opposed to the 4-4-2 configuration which he utilised without much success in the reverse fixture.
Having finalised the agreement regarding the permanent transfer of Antoine Griezmann from Barcelona, the Argentine coach will not be limited to bringing on the Frenchman for the final 30 minutes of each game.
Predicted Atlético Madrid lineup against Club Brugge
AS predict that Simeone will field the following starting XI vs Club Brugge: Jan Oblak – Nahuel Molina, Stefan Savić, José María Giménez, Reinildo Mandava, Saúl Ñíguez – Ángel Correa, Axel Witsel or Geoffrey Kondogbia, Koke, Antoine Griezmann – Álvaro Morata.