Estadio de la Ceramica takes centre stage tonight as gameweek 16 in LaLiga kicks off with Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid.

Both sides are desperate for the points to end their dismal run of form in light of their respective ambitions. Villarreal have one point from their last five matches, while Atletico have one win in five – but have drawn three times.

Logic would suggest that Atletico are favourites tonight but Diego Simeone’s side have struggled to score goals with just 16 so far this season, as they adjust to life without Antoine Griezmann. 

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Alvaro Morata continues to lead the Atletico line in Diego Costa’s absence Photo: REUTERS

Team news and lineups

Villarreal: The most noticeable absentee for the hosts is Santi Cazorla, with the former Arsenal midfielder out with a sprained ankle. Ramiro Guerra is also a doubt.

Atletico: Diego Costa remains sidelined with a neck injury, and is not expected to return before February. Angel Correa also misses out through suspension.

How we think the sides could line up…

Villarreal: Asenjo; Peña, Albiol, Torres, Quintilla; Anguissa, Iborra, Morlanes; Gomez, Moreno, Chukwueze​

Atletico: Oblak; Arias, Felipe, Hermoso, Lodi; Saul, Herrera, Thomas, Koke; Joao Felix, Morata

How to stream and watch on TV

The match will be shown on LaLigaTV, available with Premier Sports as part of its channel bundle on Sky TV and the Premier Player OTT streaming service for just £11.99 per month or £99 per year (with pricing and launch date on Virgin TV to be confirmed).


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