Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: 8th April 2018, Sunday
Kick-off at 15:15 UK/ 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
The battle for second spot in Spanish La Liga gets hot when Madrid rivals Real and Atletico lock horns at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday evening.
Atletico are sitting at second in the league table with a 4 point lead over Real Madrid and neither teams have the realistic chance to catch Barcelona for the league title. On the other hand, their Champions League qualification is safe since the 5th placed Villarreal are 20 points behind Atletico and 16 behind Real.
The Los Blancos are playing their best football at the moment and are coming on the back of a stunning 3-0 away win at Juventus in the Champions League quarter final fixture on the midweek. They are now on a six match winning streak in all competitions, scoring and incredible 19 goals in the process. Cristiano Ronaldo contributed 11 of those, while Bale who starts rarely netted 4 times. The form of Karim Benzema also needs special mention.
Atletico Madrid lost to Barcelona by a narrow 1-0 margin on the weekend, but they got back to winning ways against Sporting CP in the Europa League quarter final clash on Thursday. Their current form reads 13 wins from the last 15 in all competitions. The remaining 2 are defeats which happened in the most recent away games in La Liga.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
The reverse of the corresponding fixture was a goal-less draw.
Real had lost just 1 of the last 6 h2h meetings with Atletico in all competitions, 3 wins and 2 draws.
At the same time, Atletico are unbeaten in the last four La Liga matches at the Santiago Bernabeu. They won 3 on the trot before the most recent trip ending in a 1-1 draw.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
The key factor to look at before picking the tips for this Madrid derby is the starting line-up. Both teams have European commitments in the coming midweek, yet we can expect the managers to go in with full strength squads on Sunday considering the importance of the match.
If that is the case, I have little doubt that Real Madrid will pick it up from where they left off against Juventus. Atletico had their fair share on inconsistencies in away matches, recently lost at Villarreal and Barcelona. With Ronaldo in stunning form and Benzema back to very best, Real are most likely to pick three points in this Madrid derby.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
FT – Real Madrid to win for 1.75 odds
Both teams to Score for 1.80 odd for 10bet.