Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 1 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid).
Neither side managed to secure the bragging rights when they met in the reverse fixture of this Madrid Derby. However, with Real Madrid sporting impressive statistics at home, it looks like Atletico Madrid are in for a tough set of ninety minutes this Saturday.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended as a stalemate.
- Four of their past seven meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their previous ten fixtures.
- Six of their last ten encounters have finished in a tie.
- Atletico Madrid have registered the win thrice in their past fifteen matchups. (W-3, D-9, L-3)
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview
Real Madrid are in fine form at the moment and will be welcoming Atletico Madrid this week on the back of a four-match winning streak across various competitions. The hosts have been recording back to back wins in the La Liga as well, with their most recent victory coming against Real Valladolid by a 1-0 scorecard.
It is also worth mentioning that the home team have not been at the losing end in the top flight since their 1-0 defeat to Mallorca, back in October. With forty-six points in the bag, Los Blancos are deservedly enjoying the view at the top of the ladder with a three-point advantage over the Catalans.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid have been hit by a sharp decline in form. The guests are without a taste of success in their last two clashes on the trot, despite squaring up against fairly mediocre opponents. At the moment, the visitors are sitting right outside the top four, albeit only on goal difference.
As such, it certainly goes without saying that neither side can afford to drop points this week.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
The Santiago Bernabeu has been nothing short of a fortress for Los Blancos this season. They are yet to admit defeat at home and have dropped points just thrice in their last ten fixtures.
In sharp contrast, Atletico Madrid have been coping poorly on the road, to say the least. Miserably, they have just one win to boast of from their past seven outings in the top flight.
Furthermore, two out of the three defeats that they have succumbed to so far have come from their clashes away from home. To make matters worse, the visitors have not come out on top in any of their last six visits here.
With their talisman Joao Felix also sidelined with injury, Real Madrid are likely to eye all three points for the taking in this one.
In addition, Los Blancos have kept a clean sheet in four of their past six La Liga fixtures here, and have been breached just twice in the process. On the other hand, despite the poor form on the road, Atletico Madrid have looked sharp in their own defensive third, and have conceded just eight goals so far.
Considering that all of their past four h2h meetings here have also been low scoring affairs, count on goals to be hard to come by this weekend.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Betting tips
Real Madrid to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3).