While many mock the lack of competitiveness in La Liga, that’s far from the case this term. Villarreal and Sevilla are both pushing for Europe, with Atletico Madrid in fourth. Ahead of this Madrid derby, neither side can afford to slip up in their hunt for the Spanish title.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Predictions
Diego Simeone built Atletico Madrid’s success on a solid foundation, playing unremarkable football with remarkable returns. Two Champions League finals, a Europa League win and the La Liga title all came from that style. However, things have evolved this term. They’ve scored over two goals per game on average, as Simeone’s men are now more adventurous. The good news for them is that Real have some major injury worries that will help the hosts going forward.
Centre-halves Sergio Ramos and Pepe are expected to miss out. They’re also missing defensive midfielder Casemiro. The Brazilian’s performances in midfield were massive in their push for the Champions League last term. He seems to be the first man to fill the gap Claude Makelele left in that midfield. Without them, we’re backing Atletico to score a couple for our first Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid betting tip. They’re priced at 5/4 with Coral to hit more than 1.5 goals.
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Antoine Griezmann is key part of that goalscoring. The Frenchman picked up a knock on international duty, but he’s recovered in time for this clash. He’s still Atleti’s best player by some distance, and he’s usually the one who delivers on the big occasion. We’re backing him to score here for our second Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid prediction, at 7/5 with Betfair.
Nicolas Gaitan, Alessio Cerci and Augusto Fernandez are all set to miss out for the hosts. Real have some major injury worries ahead of this game, with Ramos and Pepe out at the back. Key defensive midfielder Casemiro is likely to miss out, while Karim Benzema is another injury worry.
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This is the first meeting between these two since last season’s Champions League final. Real won that game on penalties, which gave them a second European Cup final win over their city rivals in just two years. However, the Galacticos struggle here, they’ve not won any of their last six visits to the Vincente Calderon. Can they take a result in potentially their final trip here?
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Betting Odds
The bookies are having a tough time picking out a favourite here. Bet Victor make Atletico 11/8 favourites, while the visitors are 19/10 with Bet365. That’s hardly surprising, games between these two tend to be quite tight. We can see a narrow win for the hosts, based on Real’s injury problems. That’s why we’re backing a 2-1 win for Atleti to complete our Madrid Derby betting tips for this weekend, at 8/1 with Ladbrokes.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
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