Atlético Madrid have now climbed up to third, very much in pole position to take that spot once again.
On Monday night, los Colchoneros left it late to beat Girona at Montilivi, with Álvaro Morata tapping home at the back post in injury time, snatching a 1-0 win.
This means Diego Simeone’s side are now unbeaten in nine La Liga games, winning six of them, jumping into the Champions League spots during this period.
Thus, another Atleti win seems very likely here.
Valencia meanwhile claimed a crucial 1-0 victory of their own last weekend, beating Osasuna at Mestalla, with Justin Kluivert the match-winner.
So, having won back-to-back home games, Rubén Baraja’s side have edged out of the relegation zone, albeit above Getafe by virtue of goal difference alone.
On the road though, los Che’s last victory came on 7 October, losing each of their last six away fixtures, a sequence that began in Derbi de la Comunitat on New Years’ Eve.
Thus, a comfortable home win should be on the cards at Cívitas Metropolitano.