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Apr 6, 2018
Apr 6, 2018

La Liga Preview: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid odds

Inform your Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid prediction

Analysing the Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid stats

La Liga Preview: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid play Atletico Madrid in this weekend’s highlight La Liga match. Looking for value in the Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid odds? Read on to inform your Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid prediction.

A close look at the Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid odds

Real Madrid might have endured a tough La Liga campaign but are still the favourites in this fixture. The odds imply a greater than 50% chance of a Real win.

Atletico Madrid have had a strong domestic season and are expected to challenge their city rivals. They are 1.689* favourites on the +1 handicap.

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Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid stats: What you need to know

Time: Sunday April 8, 15:15 (GMT+1) kickoff

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu

Team news:

Real Madrid: Nacho Fernandez (injury) is out of the match.

Atletico Madrid: Felipe Luis, Jose Giminez and Sime Vrsaljko are all expected to miss the game through injury.

  • Real Madrid’s La Liga home record: ten wins, two draws, three losses
  • Atletico Madrid’s away record in La Liga: three wins, four draws, seven losses
  • Atelti have lost two of their last four La Liga fixtures
  • Real have won their last six matches in all competitions

Inform your Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid prediction

Real Madrid welcome Atletico Madrid to the Santiago Bernabeu for the 276th Derbi madrileño. This is always a hotly contested fixture and the two sides should be fully focused after big wins in Europe.

Despite both teams having little to play for in La Liga there is a lot of pride at stake so expect strong teams from both managers. Diego Simeone is missing several starting defenders whilst Zinedine Zidane can select from a squad at almost full strength.

This match, as usual, sets up an interesting clash of styles. Atleti possess La Liga’s strongest defence whilst Real are the joint top scorers.

Antoine Griezmann (nine goals in his five La Liga games) and Cristiano Ronaldo (14 in six) are in incredible form so, despite Atleti’s strong defensive record, goals should not be ruled out if both players start.

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Where is the value?

This is a match for which bettors should keep a close eye on the teams’ starting lineups. Should either Ronaldo or Griezmann be rested for midweek then expect the odds to move.

With Griezmann in this kind of form, Atletico Madrid to score in the match should provide value at 1.540*. This is especially true considering Atleti have only failed to score in one game since Griezmann’s strike partner Diego Costa joined the club in January.

Whilst Real Madrid are fancied to win at home they rarely dominate this fixture. The Atletico Madrid +1.25 handicap is available at 1.518* and would have been a winner in eight of the last ten matches between the two sides.

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