Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is expected to change his starting options for the clash with Real Betis this weekend.

The La Liga defending champions face a demanding series of games with the team visiting in the coming weeks by Manuel Pellegrini, followed by a Champions League trip to Liverpool three days later.

Simeone has decided against calling Geoffrey Kondogbia, Thomas Lemar or Marcos Llorente to visit Los Verdiblancos as it would give them extra time would like to give to get fit for Anfield.

The Argentine has named an unchanged squad from the midweek draw against Levante, but is expected to rest some players.

Stefan Savic could act as Left-backs come to give Mario Hermoso a break but Hector Herrera should keep his place while Rodrigo de Paul is protected.