Real Madrid make the short journey to the Vicente Calderon to face Atletico Madrid this Sunday for the much anticipated Madrid Derby in La Liga. Read here our ATLETICO MADRID v REAL MADRID betting preview with match tips, predictions, enhanced odds, probable lineups, exclusive and no deposit free bets onthe Madrid Derby!
ATLETICO MADRID v REAL MADRID BETTING PREVIEW
Atletico Madrid lost 1-0 at Villarreal last weekend to drop to fifth, two points adrift of Real Madrid. They were aldo beaten 2-1 at home by Benfica in the Champions League during midweek.
The only player unavailable to Simeone is midfielder Koke. the Argentine manager will deploy a 4-3-3 formation and Angel Correa and Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco will fight for a berth upfront. Jackson Martinez has scored just one goal in eight games since joining the Rojiblancos this summer and will probably sit on the bench. Fernando Torres is expected to be preferred to the former FC Porto striker.
Real Madrid recorded a goalless draw against Malaga last weekend and go into Sunday's game in third place in the standings, two points adrift of league leaders Villarreal.
Pepe is ruled out for the visitors while Sergio Ramos and winger Gareth Bale are expected to return to action. Colombian wonderboy James Rodriguez is still unavailable and Mateo Kovacic is expected to retain his place in the "trequartista" position, with Isco and Ronaldo on his flanks and Benzema up front.
Real have not beaten Atletico in La Liga since the 2012-13 campaign, and have lost three of their last four league meetings with their capital city rivals. Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 16 matches in La Liga while Atletico are undefeated in 35 of their last 38 home league matches.
ATLETICO MADRID v REAL MADRID PROBABLE LINEUPS
Atletico Madrid (4-3-3): Oblak; Godin, Filipe Luis, Dodin, Gimenez; Tiago, Oliver, Gabi; Correa, Griezmann, Torres
ATLETICO MADRID (4-2-3-1): Navas; Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Carvajal; Kroos, Modric; Isco, Kovacic, Ronaldo; Benzema.
ATLETICO MADRID v REAL MADRID ODDS
|ATLETICO MADRID|| 9.00 with||Bet £10, win £90.00|
|THE DRAW|| 3.45 with||Bet £10, win £34.50|
|REAL MADRID|| 8.00 with||Bet £10, win £80.00|
ATLETICO MADRID v REAL MADRID PREDICTIONS
- Real Madrid @ 8.00
- 0-1 Correct Score @ 9.00
- Under 2.5 goals @ 1.85
- Sending off in the match YES @ 2.80
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