Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Preview & Prediction
Again, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid will face each other in the Champions League. Estadio Santiago Bernabeu will be showing full for this derby!
Real Madrid holds all the records in this Champions League, the trophy number (11), the top scorer (Ronaldo with 101 goals), the best passer (Ronaldo with 37 passes) or the greatest number of matches (Casillas ) …
For the last few years, these two teams have met regularly in the Champions League, and Real Madrid have won two matches in the final in front of Atlético, two successes in pain: 4-1 after extra time in 2014 and On penalties in 2016 (1-1).
Since the early 2000s, Real Madrid has won four trophies in this competition in 4 finals, while Atlético Madrid lost twice in the final.
Currently, in the position of leader of the Liga, Real Madrid seems to be in position of force on Atlético Madrid, 3rd in the Championship of Spain.
In La Liga, Real Madrid is still at the top with FC Barcelona, but the Meringue have one less match. They have two precious victories since their home defeat in front of Barça (2-3), as they defeated Deportivo La Coruna (6-2) and Cf Valencia (2-1).
Since the beginning of April, Real Madrid is unbeaten on its lands. The men of Zinedine Zidane seem untouchable in their enclosure and this season they beat the SC Napoli (3-1) and Bayern Munich (4-2) in the final round.
All the lights are green for Real Madrid, although it will miss Pepe and Bale, but Atlético Madrid is a team always difficult to maneuver in this competition.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Direct Matches
Atlético Madrid cling to its 3rd place on the podium, although the Colchoneros alternate ups and downs in recent weeks. They were beaten at home by Villarreal (0-1).
In the Champions League in recent months, Atlético Madrid have suffered to qualify, as the Madrid side have lost to Munich (0-1), a draw at home to Bayer Leverkusen (0-0) or a None in Leicester (1-1).
The problem of the Atlético Madrid is that it should miss a few players and so, the number is less important without Carrasco, Vrsaljko, Fernandez, Juanfran …
Real Madrid should be able to overcome Atlético Madrid, although the victory may take a long time to develop.
Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Modric, Kroos, Isco, Lucas Vazquez, C. Ronaldo, Benzema.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Filipe Luis, Savic, Gimenez, Hernandez, Gabi, Gaitan, Saul, Koke, Gameiro, Griezmann.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips
Real Madrid win – Odds: 1.85
Under 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.90