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Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid live stream: How to watch La Liga online

By Emile Avanessian

Published: 19:40, 12 December 2021 | Updated: 16:21, 7 January 2022

The first Madrid derby of the season is upon us! Sunday night (8pm UK) at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Atletico undertake the unenviable task of trying to derail Real Madrid’s absolutely incredible run.

How to live stream Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid online:

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Where to watch Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid on TV:

  • UK: Premier Sports 1
  • US: ESPN+

Real Madrid team news

There’s only so much that can be said about Real Madrid right now. They are, hands down, the class of La Liga, if not all of Europe.  

In 22 games across all competitions, Los Blancos have lost just twice – interestingly in a single five-day span between September 28 (Champions League, against Sheriff) and October 3 (La Liga, against Espanyol). In their last 12 in all competitions, the lone blemish is a 0-0 draw on October 27, at home against Osasuna. In the 11 wins, they’ve not allowed more than a single goal and kept five clean sheets – including in their last three games – while scoring at least two goals 10 times, and at least three on three occasions.

During that run, they’ve won their last six in La Liga, by a combined score of 13-4. Overall, Madrid are La Liga’s most free-scoring side (37 goals; 10 better than second-place Atlético) and the fourth-best defensive outfit, with just 15 goals conceded. 

And so it goes…

In their midweek Champions League fixture, Madrid blanked in-form Inter 2-0 to wrap up the top spot in their group, and cruise into this game without any meaningful injury woes, other than Dani Ceballos. In the simplest of terms, Real Madrid currently are an absolute juggernaut.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Atletico Madrid team news

Until about six weeks ago, Atlético de Madrid were every bit the irresistible force (if not quite as free-scoring) that their crosstown rivals have been this season.

However, since falling in heartbreaking fashion in their home Champions League tie to Liverpool, Atleti have dropped points in seven of 10 games, losing outright three times. Though their league form hasn’t suffered quite as terribly, it’s worth noting that they’ve dropped points in four of their last seven in La Liga – three draws, and a brutal home defeat to Mallorca, in which they conceded in the 80th and 91st minutes to lose 1-2 –  in their last league fixture.

Like Los Blancos, Atleti enter the Madrid derby on the heels of a Champions League victory that secured a place in the knockout rounds. Unlike Los Blancos, Atlético needed all three of the points that they collected in the wild 3-1 group finale against Porto, in which three players were sent off, and three of the game’s four goals were scored after the 90th minute. 

Another notable difference between the current stats of the Madrid sides is the injuries. Where Real Madrid are operating at full strength, Atleti are facing some injury woes, most troublingly, in defence.

Diego Simeone will be delighted to have José María Giménez back, but will go into one of the toughest fixtures of the season without Stefan Savic, Kieran Trippier and Šime Vrsaljko.

Atlético are a bit shorthanded up front as well, with Luis Suárez – who loves nothing more than a duel against Real Madrid – out with an injury he picked up midweek against Porto. Antoine Griezmann, João Félix and Matheus Cunha certainly have enough to get the job done, but El Pistolero will be missed.

Atletico Madrid predicted XI: Oblak; Felipe, Hermoso, Kondogbia; Llorente, Lemar, Koke, De Paul, Carrasco; Cunha, Griezmann.

La Liga 2021/22 recent form:

  • Real Madrid: WWWWW
  • Atletico Madrid: WDWWL

Scoreline prediction: Real Madrid 3-1 Atletico Madrid.

In recent years, the Madrid derby has been defined by a conspicuous lack of goals. Given the strength of both defences (Atlético have only allowed one more goal than Real Madrid) and Atlético’s very ethos under Diego Simeone, it’s tempting to lean that way again here.

However, given Real Madrid’s absolutely imperious form, and Atleti’s recent struggles and injury woes, there’s a good chance we see goals in a comfortable Los Blancos win.

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