Atl Madrid v Elche
It does not get any easier for Elche in their fight for survival. Last week they had to travel to the Mestalla and despite putting up a good fight, they came away empty-handed. The Vicente Calderon is one of the hardest grounds to travel to and with Atlético getting ever closer to their first title since 1996, their trip to the capital is a case of bad timing and they are likely to again come away with nothing.
Atlético Madrid are marching towards the title and are strong favourites to continue against Elche. Diego Simeone is to go with his favoured 4-4-2, which will see in-form strikers Diego Costa and David Villa partner up. While the loss of Arda Turan is significant, Raul Garcia is a competent replacement and his slightly more physical approach will benefit the home side in a game where the visitors will be aggressive.