Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid / LaLiga – Atletico and Real are welcoming this big city derby in the 23rd of LaLiga as the first companions of the leader Barcelona. Atletico is second and has two points more than Real, but Real is in a better shape at the moment. They made six matches without defeat in the Cup and championship, and they are in a series of four victories in the championship. Atletico was eliminated in the round of sixteen of the Cup and they also lost in the previous round. In the first part of the season they played a goalless match at Santiago Bernabeu.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid begins 09.02.2019 at 16:15 CET
This is another critical period for Atletico, which was unexpectedly eliminated in the round of sixteen of the Cup after two draws with Girona. In the championship it all seemed a lot better because they won three consecutive times without receiving any goals. However, in the last round, they only lost for the second time in the championship, and it was against Betis as guests. It was 1-0, even though they played great and maybe could have won one point. Center-back Godin was not in the team, as well as Koke and D.Costa, who are absent for some time now. Striker Morata had his debut in that match, while Godin returns now.
Probable lineups Atletico Madrid: Oblak – Arias, Gimenez, Godin, T.Hernandez – Thomas, Rodri, Correa, Saul Niguez – Griezmann, Morata
Real is playing pretty good lately and they made six matches without defeat. They had five wins, up to the first match of the Cup semi-finals, when they played a draw with Barcelona. This match was played at Nou Camp and the final 1-1 is a good result and the decision will fall in the rematch in Madrid. They have made four wins in the championship and they are closer and closer to Atletico in the second place. The situation with injuries is better, as well as with suspensions, so coach Solari has all the players available now. He has combined his team a little bit in the Cup, while there could be some refreshments due to a hard rhythm.
Probable lineups Real Madrid: Courtois – Carvajal, Nacho, Ramos, Reguilon – Casemiro, T.Kroos, Modric – Bale, Vinicius, Benzema
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid PICK
In recent years, these city rivals have played insecure matches, which usually ended unresolved. Those were also the matches without too many or any goals, so we also expect something similar and very tough match this time.
Pick: under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.80 at bet365 ( (down to 1.70 can be played)
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