After playing at La Romareda Stadium, Atletico de Madrid returns home to Vicente Calderon, where they beat Deportivo 2-0 in their last match that they played in front of their fans. On this opportunity the visitor is ex-Atleti coach Gregorio Manzanos Mallorca, who find themselves in an uncomfortable situation this season, immersed in the battle to avoid relegation to the Second Division. Atlético and Mallorca have faced each other 18 times at Vicente Calderon Stadium and the numbers are clearly in favour of the home team, who have won 13 matches; the two teams have drawn once (1961/1962 season) and Mallorca won on the other 4 occasions. In these 18 matches, Atletico de Madrid has scored 43 goals, while Mallorca has netted 14. Last season the Mallorcan squad took home the three points with a 0-1 victory. In the first round of League play, Atleti came away with one point in a nil-all draw.