La Liga / Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid – The Madrid derby is always an attractive match, while right now the situation in the table makes it even more interesting. Real is the leader, however, Atletico has just one point fewer and Barcelona is right behind them, which is important for both teams. Atletico has won one match so far and drew one, while Real is undefeated but it drew two times. Real had won at the Wanda Metropolitano last season by 3-1.
Game Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid begins 28.09.2019 at 21:00 CET
Atletico has problems at the beginning of the season but all is not that bad since the leader has only one point more. The leader is no other team than Real Madrid and Atletico can overtake them if they return to winning habits at their own stadium. They won first two matches, albeit after a fair deal of problems, while two rounds ago they couldn’t break Celta's resistance and the match ended as a goalless draw. Before that they lost away to Real Sociedad 2-0 and rumours started about a kind of crisis.
They managed to equalise against Juventus in the Champions League after trailing behind for two goals. In the previous round they played well away and have routinely won. Atletico won with two goals difference for the first time this season and that happened in away match with Mallorca. Their striking duo had scored goals; D. Costa scored the first and J. Felix the second. Morata came off the bench later in the match but he didn’t make a name for himself since he was promptly sent off and he certainly won’t play now. Trippier and Gimenez will return to the defence, while recovered Lemar could return in the midfield.
Probable lineups Atletico Madrid: Oblak – Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi – Thomas, Saul Niguez, Koke, Lemar – J. Felix, D. Costa
Despite playing rather modestly Real Madrid holds the top spot in La Liga table. They didn’t lose a single league match, but they suffered a heavy defeat at the beginning of the Champions League when they lost away to PSG 3-0. In La Liga they drew away with Villarreal and at home with Valladolid, and won four times. Real has three-game winning streak where the most valuable victory is one won away in Seville two rounds ago. They won Sevilla by 1-0 and it was the first match this season in which they didn’t receive a single goal. The goal scorer was very good Benzema.
Real defeated Osasuna at home on Wednesday and with a clean sheet for the second time in a. The result read at the end 2-0, and the victory was especially valuable since manager Zidane had made rather drastic changes in the team. He made eight changes compared to away match with Sevilla. They tried to keep the main players fresh for the derby and it is very good news tha young Vinicius scored his first goal right after he came off the bench, while young Rodrygo scored the second goal. Now the strongest team are back on the pitch. Modric and Marcelo are questionable, and Mendy, Isca and Asensio are out of action.
Probable lineups Real Madrid: Courtois – Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Nacho – Casemiro, T. Kroos – Bale, J. Rodriguez, E. Hazard – Benzema
Betting Pick: Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
Neither Atletico nor Madrid excel right now, however, they occupy first two positions in the table and the derby could be very interesting. We will give advantage to Atletico as they will enjoy the home-field advantage and it seems to play better. Real had more luck than strength and they can hardly win here.
Pick: Asian handicap 0 Atletico Madrid
Odds: 1.78 at betvictor (down to 1.68 can be played)
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