LaLiga – Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Prediction and Betting Tips. In the big city derby in the Round 31 of LaLiga, Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid.
Date: 08 April 2017
Time: 16:15 CET
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
Referee: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea
Real Madrid stand at the top of the table in LaLiga and they are the main candidate to win the title. The difference between them and FC Barcelona is only two points, but team from Madrid has one match less, so they have their destiny in their hands. The match against Atletico Madrid is very important for home side and they are looking for three points. Until the end of the season, Real Madrid will play against Barcelona, Valencia and Sevilla, so every point is crucial if they want to win the league trophy. Home side play fantastic this season at Santiago Bernabeu and they are the only team in Spanish league without defeat upfront their supporters. In the first part of the season the match between Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid was finished 0-3 for Zinedine Zidane‘s men, so they want to make another good performance against city rivals and take another three points. Their top scorer and football star Cristiano Ronaldo missed the last game against Leganes, so he will be ready for this game. Home team is in the great form with 6 consecutive wins in all competitions, but it seems that their defence is a little bit shaky. Real conceded at least one goal in 8 of their last 9 matches, so it’s questionable are they capable to secure their net against very strong opponent.
Atletico Madrid stand at the 3rd position and they don’t have real chances to win the title, but they want to finish the season in the Top 3 and qualify directly in the Champions League next season. Their priority for this season is to make big success in the UEFA Champions League, but it doesn’t mean that they are not interested in this game. The victory against Real Madrid is always welcome. Visitors have a lot of motivation to beat city rivals. They beat them twice in the Champions League final, while in the first half of the season Real beat them 0-3, when they played the last time in LaLiga against Real Madrid at Vincente Calderon. From the next season Atletico Madrid will play at the new stadium – Wanda Metropolitano. Interesting fact is that Atletico beat Real Madrid away in the last three league games, so Diego Simeone and his team will try to make another good performance against angry city rivals. Antoine Griezmann, who could be the main star in the next transfer window, is playing fantastic this season, and without any doubt he could be the most dangerous player for home defence.
Home side miss Varane, while Coentrao will probably not play because of lacking match fitness. On the other side, visitors will be without Augusto Fernandez, Tiago and Sime Vrsaljko.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Predicted Lineups
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Luis; Niguez, Koke, Gabi, Carrasco; Griezmann, Torres.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
In the matches like these it’s hard to predict the winner. Home side play great this season, but I can’t underestimate visitors, who know how to play football on result. However, I expect very interesting and open match between Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid and many goals in both nets.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.73 (Bet365)