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)