Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid in La Liga.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Real Madrid will make their first visit to the Wanda Metropolitano as Atletico Madrid get ready to welcome their bitter city rivals. This is the first Madrid derby of the season and this Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid fixture would be played on Saturday, November 18, so read the preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
To say that Atletico Madrid are in the middle of doldrums is probably understating their problems. Diego Simeone’s men have been uncharacteristically struggling in La Liga and are currently 4th with 23 points from 11 games. Although they are one of the only three teams to remain unbeaten in the league, they are far from convincing. The failure to add any new players due to the transfer ban looks to be hampering them as the side waits eagerly for the January window to get Diego Costa and Vitolo on their books. In Europe, they are on the verge of an unexpected elimination from the group stages. Atletico picked up a 1-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna in the last round for their first victory in four matches across competitions. Can they build on that and spring back to life against their arch rivals?
Real Madrid and their manager Zinedine Zidane probably face more scrutiny than any in the entire league, right now. A dismal start to the season has seen them pick up 23 points from 11 games which is already eight off the top-placed Barcelona. With Cristiano Ronaldo struggling to be effective – he has only one league goal so far – Real Madrid have faltered. Most of Real’s games this season produced goals at either end. With Atletico struggling to be at their frugal best, Real Madrid may perceive an opening good enough for them to exploit. But, can the visitors ease the pressure on their coach with a win?
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid H2H
These two sides have been regulars on the La Liga and the Champions League. Atletico have a poor home record against their illustrious rivals having won only 1 out of their last 16 derbies.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Team News
For Atletico, Filipe Luis is fit and could make a comeback to the side in place of Lucas Hernandez. Koke should also be fit and available for selection this weekend.
For Real Madrid, goalkeeper Keylor Navas is still struggling with an injury, which should mean Kiko Casilla continuing under the bar.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Probable Line-ups
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Luis, Koke, Gabi, Partey, Niguez, Griezmann, Correa.
Real Madrid: Casilla, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Predictions
Though a loss won’t be a disaster to either of the sides, there is so much at stake other than bragging rights. A loss would be catastrophic and could potentially leave them 11 points off the pace. I expect both sides to come out aggressively and play offensive, so both teams to score looks like a good betting tip.