Real Madrid host city rivals Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu as they hope to acquire three important points which will help them climb up a spot in the La Liga standings.

The Whites of Madrid haven’t won any of their last five fixtures against Atletico Madrid, recording three losses and two draws. This is also their longest winless run against their local Madrid rivals.

Real Madrid are currently a point behind Atletico Madrid in the race for the La Liga trophy. Having rediscovered their attacking form under Zidane, they will pose a serious threat to Diego Simeone in the local derby.

While the Los Blancos have averaged 5.28 goals per game in their last seven league games at the Bernabeu, the Madrid derby is going to be a tight competition for the home team.

Lineups

Real Madrid

Possible starting XI (4-3-3): Navas, Danilo, Varane, Ramos (C), Carvajal, Modric, Kroos, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema, James

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Atletico Madrid

Possible starting XI (4-4-2): Oblak, Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Luis, Koke, Gabi (C), Augusto, Saul, Griezmann, Torres

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Match Stats

  • In their 13 away league games this season, Atletico have lost just three fixtures, winning nine and drawing one. They’ve also just conceded 5 goals in these 13 fixtures.
  • Atletico have been unable to record a win against Real Madrid in 18 of their last 20 fixtures at Santiago Bernabeu in all competitions.
  • Atletico Madrid have only lost two of their last ten league games, whereas, Real Madrid haven’t lost any of their last ten league games.
  • Real Madrid haven’t been able to record a win over Atletico Madrid in 10 of their last 11 meetings in all competitions.

Prediction

Real Madrid 2-1 Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid haven’t recorded a single loss since Zidane took over the reins at Santiago Bernabeu and have revived their attacking football. Although Diego Simeone has done a brilliant job at Atletico by keeping his team ahead of their cross-town rivals in the league standings, Real Madrid’s current form will give them an advantage in the derby. We can expect a tight competition, with Real being the favourites.

Odds (Bet365)

Real Madrid: 1.80

Draw: 3.60

Atletico Madrid: 4.75

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