Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid- Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Real Madrid will look to keep pace with Barcelona in the race for La Liga supremacy when they host arch-rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off, UK time).

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Betting tips

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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Predictions

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 5/6 with 888sport
Correct score 2-1 15/2 with Betway
First Goalscorer Karim Benzema 10/3 with Betfair

The latest Derbi Madrileno gets underway on Saturday at the Bernabeu between La Liga title-defenders Real Madrid and fierce neighbours Atletico Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti’s men are currently eight points behind table-toppers Barcelona, while Atleti are languishing in fourth and only four points ahead of fifth-placed Real Betis.

Real enter this weekend’s derby fresh from thrashing Liverpool in one of the most memorable Champions League matches in recent memory. The visiting Spaniards were two goals down at Anfield, but like champions, they rallied and produced an epic comeback to win 5-2 and stun Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Diego Simeone has no European obligations, meanwhile, having finished dead last in Group B of the Champions League, so his entire focus will be on La Liga — having also been knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Real Madrid last month. As things stand, Colchoneros are fourth in the table, and in the context of this particular fixture, they have lost each of their last three visits to Real in La Liga without scoring.

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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madridmatch stats

Ballon d’Or holder Karim Benzema rose to the occasion once again against Liverpool and bagged an obligatory brace. The Frenchman has netted 11 times in La Liga this season and has scored in three of his last four games against Atleti in the competition. He has also had the second-most shots on target this campaign (26).

Incredibly, Ancelotti has only won 28.6 per cent of his games against Atleti in La Liga, which is his joint-lowest win percentage against a single opponent with at least two games played in the competition. The four-time Champions League-winning coach will be hoping to change the complexion of that worrying trend.

For Atleti, Antoine Griezmann has scored seven goals in 25 games in La Liga against Real Madrid and has registered the fourth-most shots on target in the competition this campaign, behind only the aforementioned Benzema (26), Vinicius Junior (26) and Robert Lewandowski (39).

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid head-to-head

26 Jan 2023 – Real Madrid 3-1 Atletico Madrid – Copa del Ray

18 Sep 2022 – Atletico Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid – La Liga

08 May 2022 – Atletico Madrid 1-0 Real Madrid – La Liga

12 Dec 2021 – Real Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid – La Liga

07 Mar 2021 – Atletico 1-1 Real Madrid – La Liga

These two fierce rivals have already met twice this season. Their league meeting at the Metropolitano finished 2-1 to Real with Rodrygo and Federico Valverde grabbing the goals, before Ancelotti masterminded another triumph in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals last month.


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