- When: Sunday, May 8, 9 pm CET
- Where: Wanda Metropolitan, Madrid, Spain
The Madrid Derby between Atletico and Real is one of the most intense in the world. The two teams openly dislike one another and their rivalry is among the fiercest in the world. On top of that, this event has a competitive significance for the hosts, who need to win to stay among the top four teams in the La Liga and keep the place that leads to the UEFA Champions League. Real, despite its success in the UCL, for sure, won’t give away three points.
Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid Preview
The Mattress Makers have played poorly in the past few days, winning only one in the last six games. Simeone’s unit has three defeats, two draws, and one victory during this span, losing points in the domestic championship against far weaker teams.
Right now, they have three points more than the rivals who aim to take away their fourth place in the standings, meaning that a victory against Real is a must.
Since the start of the negative stretch, Atletico had only one game with three or more goals, and the same goes for the contests with both teams to score. Simeone’s unit has problems in the attacking part of the crew, because the Madridians haven’t been able to net in five events, and that is terrible.
Following a fantastic comeback in the UEFA Champions League semis and elimination of Manchester City, Real flies high on morale now. This unit netted twice in the first two minutes of the injury time before knocking out the EPL champions in the extra times. For sure, Ancelotti’s crew made one of the most memorable comebacks in football history.
This was the seventh victory for Real in the past 10 games and the fourth in the recent five. In each one, they would score two or more goals, displaying a very effective performance upfront.
Overall, Real’s meetings have been efficient, and just one in the last nine didn’t see three or more goals, while three didn’t see both teams scoring. That is, you have to admit, very good for us bettors.
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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Possible Lineups
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Savic, Gimenez, Reinildo; Llorente, Herrera, Kondogbia, De Paul, Carrasco; Suarez, Felix
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Head to Head Games
The first meeting of the season saw Real’s 2-0 victory. Benzema scored the opener, and after that, Asensio put an end to this clash.
When looking back in history, the past six events were with under 2.5 goals and five of them were with just one side netting.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction
These two teams haven’t been very keen on scoring when meeting one another, but we feel that this match might be more open than the previous ones. Atletico needs to attack, and on the other side, Real will play without any pressure after securing the title. That is why our pick here is over 2.5 scores.
Our verdict: Over 2.5 goals