Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 9 February 2019
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Real Madrid will continue their well congested schedule on Saturday afternoon when they are set to take on local rivals Atletico Madrid in the new edition of El Derbi Madrileno.
We expect to see a real buzz in the Spanish capital on the occasion given that the second place in Primera Division ladder will be at stake on top of bragging rights.
The current Champions League Holders will enter the match higher on confidence. They build on the momentum off the back of four successive wins in La Liga, nine in last ten matches in all competitions.
Such an excellent spell of form saw Santiago Solari’s troops narrow the gap behind second-placed Atletico Madrid down to two points following the Mattressers’ 1-0 defeat to Real Betis last Saturday at Estadio Venito Villamarin. It means a potential win here at Wanda Metropolitano would see Los Blancos go off their fierce city rivals in the second place of La Liga ladder.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head
Real Madrid have a positive head to head record historically, the draw was the most frequent of outcomes in recent years, while the Mattresses will come into this unbeaten in last five meetings with Real.
None of past four league derbies brought a winner nor did it offer three or more goals.
As many as 9 of last 13 head to head matches saw fewer than three goals scored.
Teams shared spoils in a goalless draw in late-September last year at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Atletico disappointed heavily seven days ago when they fell 1-0 to Real Betis at Estadio Benito Villamarin. Alvaro Morata failed to leave an impact on his Atletico debut. It will be very interesting to see how he will perform against his former team Real Madrid here.
The hosts will likely be without their heart of defensive line Diego Godin who skipped the trip to Sevilla through injury last weekend. Real Madrid will come into this off the back of four subsequent league wins and they bagged seven goals in last two Primera outings against Espanyol and Alaves.
We thus simply have to recognize the value in backing the visitors not to lose at 1.66. Braver punters can try with the clear away win at the sky-high 3.25 odds.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
Real Madrid or Draw @ 1.66 (4/6)
Real Madrid to win @ 3.20 (11/5).