Real Madrid will be looking to bounce back from their midweek defeat to Sevilla in Saturday night’s Madrid derby against Atletico Madrid. The hosts have 13 points from their opening six games but they will slip below their opponents should they fall to a defeat.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 29 September, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Eleven Sports, William Hill
Last time: Atletico Madrid won the European Super Cup contested between the two sides 4-2 last month, while the last league meeting – in April – ended 1-1, as Antoine Griezmann cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener.
|Atletico Madrid double chance||4/6||Offer|
|Gareth Bale anytime scorer||13/10||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||15/16||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid were embarrassed at Sevilla during the week, suffering a 3-0 defeat against the in-form hosts and in truth it could have been more.
Furthermore, Marcelo and Isco will sit out this encounter, meaning Madrid are both out of form and key injuries are starting to pile up.
Atletico Madrid are now only two points behind their city rivals after winning three games in a row in all competitions – beating Monaco, Getafe and Huesca.
After a slow start to the campaign, Atleti now appear to be finding their groove and are now back in the thick of the title race.
The home side are narrow favourites to win this encounter at odds of 21/20, with Atleti priced at 5/2 and the draw available at 12/5.
This is like to be a close-fought and low-scoring encounter and with this in mind, Under 2.5 goals at 15/16 appears to offer value, with Under 1.5 goals at 29/10.
A ‘double chance’ on Atletico to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 4/6 while a Real Madrid win/draw outcome is at 3/10.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 5/2.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Gareth Bale has scored ten goals in his last 11 appearances for Madrid as he aims to take over the scoring mantle from Cristiano Ronaldo and is 13/10 to score anytime here.
One to watch for Atletico Madrid: Antoine Griezmann netted in this fixture last season and opened his account for this season against Huesca during the week. He is 6/4 to add to his tally in this encounter.
Long shot: The meeting between these sides at the Wanda Metropolitano last season ended 0-0 as the two sides cancelled each other out. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 12/1.