Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid: La Liga – Match Preview

The first Madrid derby of the campaign takes place on Saturday evening, as Real make the short trip to face Atletico.

Atletico are struggling this campaign, however recorded a narrow 1-0 success away to Deportivo last time out.

Thomas Partey’s injury time winner was the difference as they cemented a top four spot.

Real Madrid are another who have disappointed, although they eased past Las Palmas before the international break.

Marco Asensio scored a contender for goal of the campaign with a stunning volley for the hosts.

La Liga form: Atletico Madrid W2 D3 L0; Real Madrid W4 D0 L1
La Liga top scorers
Atletico Madrid – Andrea Correa 4 goals
Real Madrid – Isco & Marco Asensio 4 goals each

Match history
Real Madrid eliminated Atletico at the semi-final stage of the Champions League last campaign on route to a famous double.

They also took four points off their city rivals in the league, including a 3-0 win away from home!

Last five meetings
Atletico Madrid 2 Real Madrid 1 – 10/05/16
Real Madrid 3 Atletico Madrid 0 – 02/05/16
Real Madrid 1 Atletico Madrid 1 – 09/04/16
Atletico Madrid 0 Real Madrid 3 – 19/11/16
Real Madrid 1 Atletico Madrid 1 (Real Madrid won on pens) – 28/05/16

Under 2.5 goals – 10/11 with Betfair

Team news
Both Koke and Felipe Luis are expected to overcome injury issues to start for the hosts.

Gareth Bale remains out for the visitors, however Dani Carvajal should return.

Expected starting XI’s
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; JuanFran, Savic, Godin, Felipe Luis; Koke, Gabi, Saul, Partey; Griezmann, Correa
Real Madrid (4-3-1-2): Casilla; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo

Predictions

Result: Draw (5/2 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 1-1 (11/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Isco (13/4 with 888 Sport)

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