Where: Wanda Metropolitan, Madrid, SpainWhen: Sunday, September 24, 9 pm CET
These two teams have one of the most intense rivalries in the world, and over the past decade, it has been lifted to another level with all the fierce clashes that happened. As for the present, Real holds the top spot in the La Liga standings, having a perfect record, while Atletico has one game fewer but is eight points behind the local rivals. Knowing Diego Simeone’s mentality, he is going to make it “do or die,” which immediately takes the tension to a completely different level.
Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid Preview
The Mattress Makers experienced an unpleasant loss in Valencia last Saturday, with the Bats triumphing 3-0. After several extremely confident performances, this was a little bit of a shock to all the fans and pundits.
Previously, Atletico was better than Granada at home, 3-1, then played 0-0 on the road against Betis before humiliating Rayo Vallecano also away from home, 0-7. The contest vs. Real is the first at Wanda, following three consecutive at other venues.
Unlike in the past, Atletico’s games are efficient, with three of four ending Over 2.5 hits. Simeone’s playstyle has changed, and he is more oriented towards offense.
Ancelotti’s crew plays excellently, yet they aren’t under the spotlight because they don’t post some flashy victories, and simply don’t attract too much attention. The way the game against Real Sociedad began, many believed that Los Blacons wouldn’t survive, but as time went by, they routinely flipped the score.
This was the fifth straight triumph for Real Madrid, who already beat Athletic Bilbao, Almeria, Celta Vigo, and Getafe. In all but one event, the one vs. Celta in Vigo, we’ve seen them net twice or more.
The fantastic midfield is Real’s biggest weapon, with them having world-class players in each position. That part of the unit is fantastic in both offense and defense, and is the heart of the crew.
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Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid Possible Lineups
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Molina, Azpilicueta, Witsel, Savic, Galan; Saul, Barrios, Llorente; Griezmann, Morata
Real Madrid: Kepa; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Garcia; Valverde, Tchouameni, Camavinga; Bellingham; Rodrygo, Joselu
Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid Head to Head
Atletico and Real faced three times last season, and Los Blancos had more success. The first meeting was at Wanda, where Real won, 1-2, then they faced in Copa del Rey, with Real triumphing once more before clashing with Bernabeu, 1-1.
Six of the last seven events saw moderate efficiency, with 2 or 3 hits.
Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid Predictions
Atletico is more offensive-minded than the last year, and that’s a fact. Real, meanwhile, has enough firepower to hurt any team in the world and dismantle its defense, so when we take into consideration everything, both teams to score is the best pick in this case.
Our verdict: Both teams to score
Atletico Madrid versus Real Madrid Odds
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