Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview
Fresh from their superlative win over Juventus in the Champions League, Real Madrid will hope to carry the same form into La Liga. But, nothing can give the right prelude to Madrid derby as the two Madrid heavy weights get ready to play in the La Liga in a game that could decide their domestic fortunes. This Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid derby will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, April 8, so check out our Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid prediction and betting tips.
Madrid may have a lot riding on their form in Champions League, but their domestic form has been iffy. Ahead of the weekend fixtures, they are third in the league table after 30 games (63 pts, W19, D6, L5). They start this game four points behind Atletico, while staying just one point ahead of Valencia who are breathing down their neck. It would surely be a let down for the hosts should they finish fourth. Having said that, Madrid are in form coming into this Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid fixture. They have won their last six games in all competitions, while in the league they have lost only once in their last 12 games (W10, D1, L1). At home, they have won their last five games, scoring a whopping 25 games!
All the attention may be on their cross-town rivals ahead of this Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, but the visitors have the upper hand. They start this fixture second in the league, nine points behind leaders Barcelona and four points ahead of their hosts. However, their form coming into this game is slightly off the pace as Atletico have alternated wins and losses in their last four matches. They will retain their second place in the league even if they lose this match, but Atletico know that losing the derby is a no-go for their fans, players, and management alike. Having conceded just 14 goals – which is the lowest in the league, Atletico will hope to keep the goal-hungry Madrid at bay – who have scored a league-high 76 goals.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid H2H
Madrid have lost only once in their last six encounters against Atletico, winning two and drawing three matches.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Team News
With the Champions League in mind, Zinedine Zidane may give rest to some of his players, but with Nacho out injured his options are limited in defence.
Filipe Luis is out injured for the visitors with Sime Vrsaljko also doubtful for the fixture.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Probable Lineups
Real Madrid: Navas (GK), Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Vazquez, Modric, Casemiro, Asensio, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak (GK), Juanfran, Godin, Savic, Hernandez, Niguez, Partey, Gabi, Koke, Griezmann, Costa.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Predictions
This fixture comes at the right time for Real Madrid because had it come a month earlier, Atletico would have walked away with the tie. But now, the hosts are in a better space and look set to take the honours. Though this fixture has over the recent times ended in stalemates, this time around it looks like Madrid have the right form to put it past Atletico. Cristiano Ronaldo could once again get on the scoreboard.