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

Real Madrid entertain their city rivals Atletico on Saturday as they look to cement their advantage at the top of La Liga.

Madrid beat Alaves 4-2 during the week, with Alvaro Morata scoring a hat-trick for the league leaders.

Atletico Madrid secured a fifth consecutive win in the week, thanks to a narrow 1-0 success over Real Sociedad.

La Liga form: Real Madrid W5 D0 L0; Atletico Madrid W5 D0 L0
La Liga top scorers
Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo 19 goals
Atletico Madrid – Antoine Griezmann 14 goals

Match history
Real Madrid beat Atletico in the Champions League final last season, overcoming their rivals for the second time in three finals!

Real Madrid eased to a 3-0 success at the Vicente del Calderon earlier in the season, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick.

Last five meetings
Atletico Madrid 0 Real Madrid 3 – 19/11/16
Real Madrid 1 Atletico Madrid 1 (Real Madrid won on pens) – 28/05/16
Real Madrid 0 Atletico Madrid 1 – 27/02/16
Atletico Madrid 1 Real Madrid 1 – 04/10/15
Real Madrid 1 Atletico Madrid 0 – 22/04/15

Under 2.5 goals – 43/40 with Bet 365

Team news
Madrid’s front three were rotated against Alaves and expect Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to return to the starting XI.

Kevin Gameiro is an injury doubt for the visitors and Fernando Torres is set to partner Antoine Griezmann in his place.

Expected starting XI’s
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Felipe Luis; Carrasco, Niguez, Gabi, Koke; Torres, Griezmann

Predictions

Result: Real Madrid (4/5 with Betfair)

Correct Score: 2-0 (9/1 with Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer: Karim Benzema (6/4 with Betfair)

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