At 8pm on Saturday the Spanish capital will come to a standstill as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid face off in the Madrid derby.
Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Lucas Vázquez, Benzema, Vinicius.
Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso; Marcos Llorente, Héctor Herrera, Koke, Carrasco; Luis Suárez, Joao Félix
Where to watch Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid on TV:
- UK: LaLigaTV
- US: beIN Sports
Where to live stream Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid:
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Scoreline prediction: Real Madrid 0-1 Atletico Madrid
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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:
Diego Simeone’s men have been running away with La Liga and are currently top of the table by a point with two games in hand. Real Madrid, by contrast, have struggled and find themselves six points back having played a game more. This is Atleti’s chance to make a real statement that they are in charge of this title race.
Los Blancos have been absolutely horrible so far this season. The run of remarkably solid displays boosted by lucky ref calls that saw them power to La Liga at the end of last season is well and truly over and they’ve really struggled to hit top gear so far this season, hence already being six points behind their rivals atop the table.
They’ve got a few long-term injuries, including Eden Hazard and Fede Valverde (although the Uruguayan could be in contention to play at the weekend). However, their talismanic captain Sergio Ramos is now fit again after an injury-absence and they just picked up a massive morale-boosting Champions League win over Borussia Monchengladbach with arguably the club’s best performance for two years as they dismantled the German side, winning 2-0 and guaranteeing their place in the knockout rounds. So despite their poor form so far this season, this could be a rejuvenated Real Madrid hosting Atleti.
- Real Madrid (vs Gladbach): Courtois; Lucas Vázquez, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Rodrygo, Vinicius, Benzema.
- Atletico Madrid (vs Salzburg): Oblak; Savic, Felipe, Hermoso; Trippier, Llorente, Koke, Saul, Carrasco; Joao Felix; Suárez
Atlético Madrid, meanwhile, are running away with La Liga. They’re top of the table with two games in hand over second place Real Sociedad. They’re six points ahead of their city rivals and a massive twelve points ahead of languishing Barcelona. They’ve scored the second-most goals (21) and have conceded the fewest, too, letting just two goals in all season. They’ve also not lost yet.
After a rocky first campaign in Spain, Joao Felix is absolutely flying and is the club’s top scorer with five goals. New signing Luis Suárez also has five goals while Angel Correa is top of La Liga’s assist charts having set up, again, five goals for his teammates. On paper, Diego Simeone’s men should walk this, and while games aren’t played on paper it’s hard to look past Atleti’s sensational form.
Players to watch:
Real Madrid: Karim Benzema is finally Real Madrid’s main man and is absolutely loving life in the role. His hold-up and link-play is as outstanding as ever, effortlessly bringing team-mates into attacking moves. No Real Madrid player has more goals (4) and assists (3) than the Frenchman does and his brace is what set Madrid on their way to Champions League success midweek.
Atletico Madrid: There’s plenty of Atleti players in superb form, from Jan Oblak to Koke but also, of course, Joao Felix. The Portuguese striker is an absolute marvel with five goals and two assists so far this season. Another man to keep an eye on as they take on Real Madrid has got to be his new veteran strike partner, Luis Suárez. The Uruguayan has enjoyed a good start to life in the Spanish capital and has a historically great record against Los Blancos, having scored 11 times against them in the six years he was playing for Barcelona, which includes several game-winners and one hat-trick. Suárez is a diminished force in terms of overall play but his goalscoring is still plenty dangerous, especially to Real Madrid.
La Liga 2020/21 recent form:
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- Away: WLDLW