Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid prediction comes before the 22nd La Liga round matchup. This match will take place on Saturday, February 1, at Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain. In this match preview, we bring you some betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of the two teams from the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
It’s the first Madrid Derby of the year and the home team seems like the favorite. Los Blancos look really good at the moment. They’re at the very top of the table with 3 points more than their nemesis Barcelona who are trailing behind. In fact, it seems that those two teams are leading a two-horse race for La Liga trophy, with other teams not really looking up for the challenge.
One of the teams that looks incapable of challenging the title is Atletico Madrid. With 10 points fewer than Real Madrid, Atleti are in 5th place. They could drop even lower after the weekend if they lose to Los Blancos. In the worst-case scenario, they would get down to the 8th spot.
It may sound bad for Atletico fans, but such a scenario is very likely to happen since Real Sociedad and Valencia have only 2 points fewer than them. And both of these teams have fairly easy games to play in this round. Real Sociedad are taking on Leganes who are just a spot above the very bottom, with the same number of points as the bottom-placed Espanyol. When it comes to Valencia, they’re playing Celta Vigo, a team that’s just one spot above Leganes.
What this means is that if Atletico Madrid lose to their city rivals, they are going to drop to the 8th spot. They surely don’t want that to happen, which is why you can expect them to do their utmost in this game. However, you can expect the same from the host team as well.
Real Madrid need to win this to keep their amazing form ongoing. They have won their previous three L Liga games in a row and are without a defeat (in all competitions) since October. Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, have been in a pretty poor shape lately. This team has lost 3 out of 6 games they played this year in all competitions.
Our Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Prediction: Real Madrid
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Correct Score Prediction: 1:0
Real Madrid Form and Latest News
Real Madrid have been very impressive lately, especially when it comes to defending. In fact, this entire season, their defense has been top-class. With only 13 goals allowed, they’re the team with the best defense in La Liga after 21 rounds. This fact also makes them one of the best teams in the world defense-wise. Los Blancos are the team with the least number of goals conceded of all the clubs from the Big 5 Leagues (La Liga, Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and Serie A).
Atletico Madrid Form and Latest News
Similarly to Real Madrid, Atleti have also been really good at the back. They’ve allowed one goal more than Los Blancos; the problem is that they’ve scored significantly less. In fact, with 22 goals scored, Atletico Madrid are among the worst teams in La Liga. There are only 4 teams in the league that have scored fewer goals than them.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Predicted Lineups
Real Madrid predicted lineup: Courtois – Varane, Ramos, Nacho, Mendy – Casemiro, Modric, Kroos – Lucas, Isco, Benzema
Atletico Madrid predicted lineup: Oblak – Savic, Felipe, Vrsaljko, Renan Lodi – Thomas, Llorente, Correa, Saul – Joao Feliz, Morata
Other Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid betting tips:
Double chance 1X @1.20
Under 2.5 goals @1.66