Competition: La Liga Date: Saturday 5th November 2016 Venue: Anoeta Stadium Kick-Off: 15:15 GMT
Sociedad midfielder Esteban Granero remains sidelined for the hosts with a thigh injury, along with right-back Markel Bargara (ankle injury) and Inigo Martinez is unavailable for selection through suspension.
Manager Eusebio Sacristán is set to continue the attacking duo of Carlos Vela and Willian Jose, who’ve scored eight goals between them this season.
Meanwhile, Atletico midfielder Nicolas Gaitain remains a doubt for Saturday after picking up a knock and the visitors are without defender Stefan Savic due to suspension, having received a red card in the 4-2 win over Malaga.
On the plus, Spain international Koke is set to return at the weekend and will be a straight swap in place of the suspended Argentine winger.
Atletico Madrid returns to La Liga action this weekend, when they take on hosts Real Sociedad at the Estadio Anoeta on Saturday afternoon.
Diego Simeone’s side come on the back of a 2-1 win at home to Russian club FC Rostov in the Champions League, thanks to an Antoine Griezmann double.
In the league, Los Rojiblancos played out a six goal thriller in an emphatic 4-2 home win over Real Betis last weekend, with Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco amongst the goals having now scored five in his last three league matches.
However, on the road Atletico have won only twice in their last five games away from home, which included a 1-0 defeat to Sevilla two weeks back. Despite this, Atletico have still kept a formidable line at the back, conceding only two goals on their travels and are within just three points of leaders Real Madrid.
In contrast, Real Sociedad has climbed up to sixth place in La Liga on 16 points, following back-to-back wins over Leganes and Alaves.
La Real have recorded three straight wins and are now unbeaten in their last four home ties, with their last defeat at the Anoeta going back to the opening day loss against Real Madrid.
Last season, Atletico did the double over their weekend opponents, which included a 2-0 win in their previous visit to the San Sebastian and Diego Simeone’s men will be tipped has favourites to do so again on Saturday, winning five out of the last six meetings.
Rulli (GK), Martinez, Navas, Gonzalez, Berchiche, Zurutusa, Preito, Illarramendi, Oyarzabal, Willian Jose, Vela
Oblak, Filipe Luiz, Vrsaljko, Godin, Juanfran, Gabi, Niguez, Koke, Carrasco, Gameiro, Greizmann
Real Sociedad have failed to score in their last four meetings with Atletico Madrid.
The hosts have won their last three La Liga matches at the Anoeta.
Atletico have lost just one of their last 11 La Liga matches.