Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid La Liga Predictions

La Liga Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid La Liga

The match is over.
Score: 0-0.

The highlight of the weekend round of La Liga sees an early season Madrid derby as Atletico Madrid host their city rivals Real Madrid with both teams well matched.

Predictions

Atletico Madrid made a fast start to La Liga with three successive victories but have been derailed in recent weeks with just one point from their last two games.

A 2-0 defeat at Real Sociedad was followed by a scoreless draw at home to Celta Vigo as Atleti lost top spot and their early momentum.

Real Madrid are one point better off following the first five rounds of actions and are still unbeaten in La Liga with three victories and two draws.

Their low point was a humiliating 3-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League but last Sunday’s 1-0 win at Sevilla was a convincing return to form.

The hosts will be favourites to win here due to possessing home advantage, but the form and quality between these sides is very similar.

The home side are favourites to win this game but it looks too close to call – a 0-0 draw would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

Atletico have kept three clean sheets from their opening five league games and failed to score in each of their last two, while Madrid showed their steeliness in the recent 1-0 win at Sevilla. This looks set to be a game played between two cagey sides who would each settle for a point before the game, so a low-scoring affair is one of the best online betting odds for the fixture. 888Sport price under 1.5 goals at 13/5.

Linked into the last bet, this is set to be a game of few chances with little between the two sides. Three of the last four league meetings between the two have ended in draws and such an outcome is similar again this time round. 888Sport price the draw at 47/20.

Statistics

Head to Head

Eye-catchingly, Atleti won a remarkable pre-season match 7-3 in the United States but four of the last five meetings have ended level after 90 minutes although the visitors won 3-1 in this fixture back in February.

Stats

  • Atleti have lost just one of their last 23 home games in La Liga – against Madrid back in February.
  • Real Madrid, Athletic Club Bilbao and Osasuna are the three unbeaten La Liga teams after the opening five rounds of fixtures.
  • Real Madrid have never lost at the Wanda Metropolitano – their 3-1 victory at the stadium last season followed on from a scoreless draw the previous year.
  • Real Madrid have won just two of their last nine matches away from home in all competitions.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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