Atletico to win and keep a clean sheet is the shout when they take on Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday afternoon.
Atletico Madrid v Deportivo La Coruna – Sunday 15:15, Sky Sports 2
Atletico Madrid drew their first home game of the season against Alaves as they got off to a sluggish start, but have since dispatched Gijon 5-0 at the Vicente Calderon meaning they’ve now won eight of their last nine there, seven of which were without conceding.
Since their opening day victory Deportivo have had a torrid time, failing to win any of their next four games with their only goal coming in defeat to promoted Leganes on Thursday night. The loss of Lucas Perez to Arsenal is clearly having a major effect on the team going forward.
Atletico have conceded just eight times at home since the start of last season so a home win to nil looks the standout selection given it’s happened in 15 of Atletico’s last 22 when hosting bottom-half clubs. We’ll also have a punt on Draw/Atletico HT/FT as it occurred in seven of their 15 home wins last season. Simeone’s side have actually been level at the break in seven of their last nine in the league, while Depor’s lack of firepower up front surely means they’ll set up for a point.