Atletico Madrid and Barcelona will play at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on the Matchday 8 of the 2021-22 La Liga season on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 3:00 PM (ET). Here, you will find the expected lineups of both teams that will appear in La Liga Round 8.

This will be their 55th La Liga overall meeting. There are no surprises here as Barcelona are the firm favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on 27 occasions so far; Atletico de Madrid have grabbed a triumph 12 times to this day, and a great number of even 15 matches have ended in a draw.

Their most recent game was played on April 25, 2021, when the game ended in a surprising 2-1 win for the Lions at the Estadio San Mames in Bilbao. It promises to be a more exciting clash as they meet for the first time in the new 2021/2022 La Liga season.

Atletico Madrid probable lineup

Kieran Trippier was replaced in the first half of Atletico Madrid's Champions League match against Milan on Tuesday, and the defender is expected to miss this weekend's action. Simeone's team is in good form on the whole, which means the head coach will have to make some tough decisions, particularly in the last third of the field.

Stefan Savic was suspended for the Champions League match against Milan but is expected to return, while Joao Felix, Rodrigo De Paul, and Renan Lodi are all vying for a spot in the starting lineup. Last time out, Griezmann scored off the bench, and the forward is likely to be among the substitutes again against his parent club.

Atletico Madrid possible starting XI:
Oblak; Llorente, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Koke, Kondogbia, De Paul, Carrasco; Suarez, Felix.

Barcelona probable lineup

Barcelona will be without Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Aguero, Jordi Alba, and Martin Braithwaite, while Alejandro Balde is a concern owing to a back injury. After suffering with three at the back in the Champions League, Koeman is likely to make changes to his starting lineup. It would not be surprising to see the Blaugrana revert to a four-man defense.

Gerard Pique was replaced in the first half of Barcelona's match against Benfica, but it was a tactical choice rather than an enforced change, and the veteran centre-back is likely to start here. Ansu Fati, who has just recently recovered from a long-term knee injury, is unlikely to be considered for a starting place, which means Philippe Coutinho might find himself helping the attack.

Barcelona possible starting XI:
Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Araujo, Dest; F de Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Memphis, L de Jong, Coutinho.