The capital derby takes place on Saturday at 20:45 local time. Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid is one of the best games we can see in La Liga with Los Blancos trying to keep the first position and Simeone’s side to shorten the gap with the city rivals.
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Preview
Atlético Madrid have lost two of their last three games in La Liga and they are now 6 points behind the top of the table, Real Madrid. Therefore, they need to shorten the gap and win Real Madrid, also as a revenge of the last derby, in the Champions League final of Milan. Simeone has the major doubt of Griezmann, but the French star is expected to start on Saturday.
Zinedine Zidane has more problems with the injuries. The last players injured is Álvaro Morata, who came from England with a muscular problem and will miss the next month of competition. Karim Benzema is in doubt and he might also miss the derby. Pepe, Casemiro and Toni Kroos will be out of the list.
With all these problems, Zidane face the only team that have defeated him in La Liga. Los Blancos have troubles with Atlético Madrid recently in the domestic competition. If they want to keep the leadership in La Liga, they need to win at Vicente Calderón. By the way, it will be the last derby in La Liga at Calderón, because Atlético will change stadium at the end of the present season.
Team Predictions Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid
Atl Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Filipe Luis, Godín, Savic, Juanfran; Gabi, Koke, Carrasco, Saúl; Gameiro and Griezmann.
R Madrid (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Carvajal; Modric, Kovacic, Isco; Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo y Benzema.
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Betting Tips
Atl Madrid have won 5, drawn 5 and lost 0 games out of the last 10.
Real Madrid have won 6, drawn 4 and lost 0 of the last 10 games.
In the last 10 games, Atletico Madrid have scored an average of 1,9 goals and have received and average of 0,8 goals.
In the last 10 games, Los Blancos have scored an average of 3,5 goals per game and have conceded 1,3 goals per game.
There have been over 2,5 goals in 3 of the last 10 Atletico Madrid games.
There have been 2,5 goals in 9 of the last 10 R Madrid games.
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Prediction
Real Madrid are not playing great football but Los Blancos keep the first position in La Liga. Now they have a major test against Atlético Madrid and then Barcelona to see in which position is the team. Real Madrid have shown their best against big teams like Borussia Dortmund.
Atlético Madrid have lost two of the last three games and they have some doubts. The team is playing better than other years but their defeats against Sevilla and Real Sociedad made Simeone hesitate about the formation.
The last derby was in the Champions League final in May. After the draw, Real Madrid won the title in the penalty shootout. In La Liga, last year Atlético Madrid won at Santiago Bernabéu and Real Madrid drew at Vicente Calderón with Rafa Benítez on the bench.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid to win 21/10 at Bet365.
Under 2,5 goals a 17/20 at Bet365.
Gareth Bale to score first 11/2 at bet365