Sports Mole previews the La Liga encounter between Atletico Madrid and Espanyol.
Atletico Madrid will be hoping to keep in touch with the leaders in La Liga when they host Espanyol on Sunday.
A 3-1 defeat to Valencia before the international break has left last year's title winners in fifth position, five points behind Barcelona who top the standings.
Diego Simeone's side will be missing winger Alessio Cerci, who was dismissed for two bookable offences at Valencia, but Raul Garcia could come into contention for a place in the starting lineup.
Visitors Espanyol have put together an unbeaten run of four games, with their 2-0 success over Real Sociedad taking them up to eighth place.
Christian Stuani, who came off the substitutes' bench to score late on in that fixture, could be included from the start by coach Sergio.
However, midfielder Victor Alvarez is missing with a hamstring problem, meaning that Paco Montanes could be brought in to replace him.
Atletico Madrid: DWWWL
Possible starting lineups
Atletico Madrid: Moya, Miranda, Guilherme Siqueira, Godin, Jesus Gamez, Tiago, Gabi, Turan, Koke, Mandzukic, Griezmann
Espanyol: Kiko Casilla, Colotto, Juan Fuentes, Javi Lopez, Montanes, Alvaro Gonzalez, Victor Sanchez, Canas, Lucas Vazquez, Sergio Garcia, Caicedo
Sports Mole says: 3-1
Result: Lucas, Stuani guide Espanyol to victory >