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Real Madrid will be the visitors at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday for the La Liga tie with home side Atlético Madrid.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Atlético Madrid will be wanting a better result here after a 2-0 Champions League loss in their previous game against Bayer Leverkusen.
In that match, Atlético Madrid had 55% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Bayer Leverkusen got 18 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Robert Andrich (84') and Moussa Diaby (87') scored for Bayer Leverkusen.
It has not been often in recent times that Atlético Madrid have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Atlético Madrid have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 7 goals during that time.
Real Madrid go into this encounter following on from a 2-0 Champions League win with the eclipse of RB Leipzig in their last fixture.
In that match, Real Madrid had 52% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For Real Madrid, the goalscorers were Federico Valverde (80') and Marco Asensio (91'). For their opponents, RB Leipzig had 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Over the course of their last six clashes, Real Madrid have bagged the sum of 18 goals. Real Madrid have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. During that period, their defenders have seen 4 goals go into their own net. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, of course.
Taking a look at their past results, Real Madrid:
- have not emerged victorious against Atlético Madrid when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 28/09/2019 shows that Atlético Madrid have won 1 of these games and Real Madrid 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
8 goals were scored between them in this period, with 2 of them from Atleti and 6 for Los Blancos. That is an average goals per game value of 1.33.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was La Liga match day 35 on 08/05/2022 when it finished Atlético Madrid 1-0 Real Madrid.
On that occasion, Atlético Madrid had 41% possession and 16 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer was Yannick Carrasco (40').
Real Madrid got 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target.
The referee was César Soto Grado.
Team News: Atlético Madrid
The Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
It seems likely that Atleti look set to line up in a 5-3-2 formation in the match and select Jan Oblak, Felipe, Axel Witsel, Reinildo, Marcos Llorente, Yannick Carrasco, Rodrigo De Paul, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Koke, Joao Felix and Antoine Griezmann.
Team News: Real Madrid
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has multiple availability issues to deal with. Éder Militão (Hamstring Injury) and Karim Benzema (Muscle Injury) will not be playing here.
We are inclined to think that Los Blancos might play in a 4-3-3 system, going with Thibaut Courtois, Daniel Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior.
We feel that Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. Our tip is therefore for a very even match with a 0-0 scoreline when the referee blows the final whistle.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (68,457)
Captain: Jorge Koke
Chairman: Enrique Cerezo
Manager: Diego Simeone
Competitions: La Liga position 7, Champions League (Group B)
⭐ Star Player: Antoine Griezmann
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Antoine Griezmann was born in Mâcon, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Real Sociedad in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 2 league goals in the LaLiga 2022 - 2023 season to date in a total of 5 appearances.