Atletico Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao: Preview and TV schedule

Denis Doyle

Atlético Madrid look to get Diego Costa back on track and take a step towards the semifinals against a tough Athletic Bilbao side.

Atlético Madrid will look to bounce back from a tough league draw over the weekend with a victory in their Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg match against Athletic Bilbao.

Atléti have remained strong early in the new year but they've definitely cooled off a bit, drawing three of their last five matches in the league and Copa del Rey. A big part of that slump is the lack of goal production, with Atléti scoring a goal or less in all but one of those matches. Striker Diego Costa is at the heart of the problem having failed to score since putting two past Levante in late December.

Atheltic Club remain in fourth place in La Liga but have hit a bit of a mini slump, losing their last two matches in all competitions.

Atlético Madrid injuries and suspensions

Out: Tiago (hamstring), Mario Suarez (knee).

Athletic Bilbao injuries and suspensions

Out: Gaizka Toquero (knock), Iker Muniain (knee), Unai Albizua (thigh).

Match Date/Time: 9 p.m. local, 3 p.m. ET

Venue: Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid, Spain

TV: beIN Sports en Español(U.S.), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.)

Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.), beIN Sports Play (Canada)

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