The standout match of this La Liga weekend sees a Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano, as second-placed Atletico Madrid host Real Madrid – who sit one place and two points further back. Atleti are undefeated at home all season.
Where and when: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid – 9 February, kick-off 15:15
Where you can see Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid: William Hill
Last time: The two played out a forgettable 0-0 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu back in September but it was Atleti who triumphed in the European Super Cup, winning 4-2 after extra time. The last three league meetings have ended in draws, including a scoreless encounter at the Wanda last season.
|Correct score: 0-0||8/1||Offer|
|Under 1.5 goals||23/10||Offer|
|Vinicius Junior anytime scorer||18/5||Offer|
Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Atletico Madrid have won eight of their last nine home games, including the last four in a row to nil, along with a draw against Barcelona.
However, Diego Simeone’s side are six points off the Catalan club and they have only won three of their 11 away league games to date this campaign.
Real Madrid are now within just two points of their city rivals following four consecutive league victories and are six points clear of fourth-placed Sevilla.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 3/1.
One to watch for Atletico Madrid: Alvaro Morata is back at the club where he spent his youth career on a loan deal from Chelsea. This will be his second game after last week’s start at Real Betis is at 47/20 to find the net in this game.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Vinicius Junior has already netted four goals this season and is likely to start as Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio are eased back from injury. The exciting forward is at 18/5 to find the net in this game.
Long shot: The league meetings earlier in the season ended 0-0, as did the only previous clash at the Wanda Metropolitano. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 8/1.