REAL MADRID vs ATLETICO MADRID BETTING PREVIEW
Real Madrid come from two consecutive 3-0 victories, overcoming both Las Palmas in La Liga last weekend and Juventus in the Champions League in midweek. While they already have one foot in the UCL semifinals, the Blancos sit 3rd in La Liga standings, trailing league leaders Barcelona by a whopping 13 points. The Galacticos have rediscovered form at the right time, having won 11 of their last 12 competitive games. The reverse match at the Wanda Metropolitano back in November ended goalless as the two sides managed just four shots on target between them.
Zinedine Zidane declared to the Spanish media he has no new injury concerns ahead of the derby. The Frenchman remain without the injured Nacho Fernandez and may also choose to rest Raphael Varane, giving Jesus Vallejo a rare start as centre-back. Lucas Vazquez, Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio are likely to come into the starting XI for Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic is also tipped to feature from the off, alongside Casemiro in a 4-4-2 starting system.
Atletico Madrid go into the game in second place in the table and four points clear of their local rivals. After a bloody 2-1 defeat at the hands of Villarreal in the league, the Colchoneros returned to winning ways by beating Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 in front of their own fans and managed to win their Europa League quarter final match over Sporting CP on Thursday (2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano). Atleti possess La Liga’s strongest defence whilst Real are the joint top scorers. As to direct matches, Diego Simeone's men have won three and drawn one of their last four league visits to Bernabeu.
Jose Gimenez and Sime Vrsaljko are both expected to miss the game through injury while Filipe Luis is out of the rest of the season for the visitors. The likes of Juanfran, Diego Godin, Stefan Savic and Lucas Hernandez are the only four fully fit defenders and are expected to form the four man backline. Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann should lead the line with Koke and Saul Niguez out wide. Thomas Partey and veteran Gabi should anchor the midfield.
REAL MADRID vs ATLETICO MADRID PROBABLE LINEUPS Real Madrid (4-4-2): K. Navas; Marcelo, Carvajal, Jesus Vallejo, Ramos; Casemiro, Kovacic, Vazquez, Asensio; Bale, Ronaldo
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Savic, Hernandez; Gabi, Partey, Koke, Niguez; Griezmann, Diego Costa
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