The Saturday afternoon action in La Liga is the highlight of the weekend – a Madrid derby between league leaders Real and Atletico, who have slipped to fifth.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 1 February, kick-off 15:00
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: William Hill
Last time: These sides played out a goalless draw at the Wanda Metropolitano in their league meeting earlier in the season, while that was also the scoreline at the Santiago Bernabeu last season. Madrid won 3-1 at Atleti back in February 2019 while interesting, Atleti won a friendly between the two 7-3 in New York last summer. They also played out a 0-0 Spanish Supercopa draw this month, with Madrid winning on penalties.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Under 2.5 goals||85/40||Offer|
|Karim Benzema anytime scorer||13/10||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid have undergone a turbulent campaign so far but are unbeaten in 19 across all competitions – winning 15 in that time – with just one defeat in their last 25, at Real Mallorca.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are now three points clear at the top of La Liga following Barcelona’s loss at Valencia last week coupled with Madrid’s win over Valladolid.
Diego Simeone is under pressure at Atletico Madrid following a series of disappointing results – they have slipped to fifth in La Liga and are out of the Copa del Rey.
They suffered a shock loss at third tier Cultural Leonesa in the cup and lost at Eibar in the league, comprehensively, and were second best at home to lowly Leganes in their recent draw.
The hosts are unsurprisingly favourites for this encounter at odds of 5/6 with an Atleti victory priced at 10/3 and the draw available at 13/5.
Madrid have 11 clean sheets in 19 and 14 in total all season, so under 1.5 goals at 85/40 appears to be a solid bet with under 2.5 at 3/4.
A ‘double chance’ on Atleti to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 19/20 while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 1/5.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 15/8.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema netted a highly credible 30 goals last campaign for Madrid and already has 16 from 27 in all competitions this time out. Is priced at 13/10 to find the net in this game.
One to watch for Atletico Madrid: Alvaro Morata is the top scorer for Atleti this season with 10 goals in all competitions and is at 11/4 to score here.
Long shot: Madrid have kept 11 clean sheets in 19, while Atleti have the second strongest defence in the division – only Madrid have conceded fewer. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 8/1.