Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 12 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Alfredo di Stefano Stadium (Madrid).
Real Madrid has to shake off their recent winless fixtures before entering the nest game. With the 0-1 win on the road against Sevilla last time out in the campaign, Los Blancos will be more confident to host another La Liga game after the last home match ended in a defeat.
Atletico Madrid has extended their winning streak to the seventh game in the La Liga schedule. The visitor is the only side remaining in the campaign with an unbeaten streak so far this season. They will visit on the back of a 2-0 win at home against the likes of Valladolid in the last league clash.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- Two of their recent three meetings have ended in a draw.
- The host has been unbeaten in their last 8 clashes in La Liga.
- Both teams haven’t scored in their recent three fixtures.
- The host has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-0 home win for Los Blancos.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
The reigning champions didn’t have the start they were looking for in the campaign this season. Back to back winless games in their schedule have dropped Real Madrid to the fourth spot after 11 rounds.
The host enjoys the ground advantage, and Los Blancos have the squad strength to make good use of it. However, the injuries have been a problem for the host in recent games.
With many key players missing out, it will be interesting to see how Zidane rotates his team. The return of their skipper Ramos will let some steam off the French gaffer.
Atletico Madrid is at their best form in the league this season. They are leading the table as it stands with no loss in the league until now. Besides, Suarez returns to the squad after missing a couple of fixtures.
Los Blancos made it into the Round of 16 with a 2-0 home win against Monchengladbach in the previous encounter in their overall schedule. This will improve the morale of the players in the middle.
The double chance favoring Real Madrid will probably be the best bet, as the host has lost none of their last eight h2h meetings with Los Indios in La Liga.
Furthermore, Benzema scored a brace last time out for Los Blancos. In the meantime, Atletico Madrid’s strikers have also been busy in the recent fixtures.
So, we can expect a couple of goals in the Madrid derby on Saturday night. That’s why the tip for over 1.5 goals will probably come in handy.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Betting tips
- Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
- Double chance: Real Madrid or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).