The reigning Spanish champions have lost just one game all season, yet have managed to go somewhat under the radar once more as they look to keep pace with leaders Barcelona.
The key to the Rojiblancos' success has been their ability to remain strong at the back, which has seen them record the second best defensive record in the division behind Barca, keeping five clean sheets in La Liga thus far.
Diego Simeone will be confident that his side can keep their positive defensive record intact at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday, against a Cordoba side with just six league goals to their name all season.
It is perhaps no surprise therefore to see Los Califas camped inside the relegation zone, although having tasted just one defeat in their last four outings, they certainly won't make it a walk in the park for Atletico.
Atletico, who are now just two points off the summit following four wins in their last five games, are likely to name an unchanged side.
Atletico Madrid: DWWLWW
Possible starting lineups
Atletico Madrid: Moya, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Siqueira, Suarez, Koke, Garcia, Turan, Griezmann, Mandzukic
Cordoba: Juan Carlos, Campabadal, Lopez, Pantic, Pinillos, Luso, Ekeng, Fede, Borja, Xisco, Ghilas
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