Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Predictions and Betting: The Spain’s highest tier of football returns for yet another weekend with games scheduled over 3 days. But everyone’s focus is currently on the epic clash between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on Saturday night.
Atletico Madrid have looked in superior touch so far enabling them to climb to the top of the table whereas Real Madrid have been looking for some consistency after they were let down by poor performances.
Both the teams who have recently qualified to the Round of 16 in the Champions League would be carrying a lot of confidence and momentum going into this all-important game.
The predictions and betting platforms are currently predicting a win for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid predictions and betting : Recent form
The 2019 La Liga Champions Real Madrid have been tentative in the 2020 season so far with a couple of unexpected defeats coming their way. They are coming off a much a needed victory against Monchengladbach with their striker Karim Benzema scoring twice to take them home.
Looking at their record in La Liga, they have currently occupied the 4th spot with 6 wins as opposed to 3 losses. In their recent La Liga game, they convincingly beat Sevilla thanks to an own goal by Bounou. With a home game ahead, they haven’t enjoyed a promising record with just 2 wins in 4 games, forcing them to do better on Saturday.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid are looking like the hot contenders for this year’s La Liga title with the other two big teams not firing as expected. They have produced highest quality football in Spain that has helped them remain unbeaten after 10 games where they have emerged victorious on 8 occasions along with draws against Huesca and Villarreal.
In their last La Liga encounter, they scored an easy victory against Valladoid with a 2-0 margin. They have an impeccable away record with 3 wins in 4 outings, eyeing to continue this unbeaten streak against their arch-rivals.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid predictions and betting analysis: Head-to-head
Matches: 56 : Real Madrid: 27 Atletico Madrid: 11 Draw: 18
Last 5 meetings: Real Madrid – 3, Atletico Madrid – 0, Draw – 2.
Recent Meeting: Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in a La Liga fixture.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Predictions and Betting : Offensive and defensive stats
For Real Madrid, Karim Benzema will lead the forward who is coming off an exceptional game in the UCL where he scored twice. He has 8 goals and 3 assists in 14 appearances along with 85.9% pass accuracy and 3.4 shots on target per game.
Vinicius Junior will accompany Benzema and has been in good form. The youngster has netted on 3 occasions in the last 17 outings along with 83.4% pass accuracy, 1.5 shots on target and 1 key passe every game this season. He has an overall rating of 6.58 in the recent games.
With question marks over Eden Hazard playing the next game, Rodrygo will continue to play in the frontlines who has a rating of 6.59 in 13 outings.
The Atletico frontline has the services of Marcos Llorente and Joao Felix who have been consistent performers in the circuit with their star striker Luis Suarez expected to do a better job against Real Madrid.
Joao Felix is yet another young talent who has burst into the scene with 11 goals and 3 assists in 26 outings along with 81.6% pass accuracy. He has a good finishing touch and is exceptional in aerial duels winning 1.2 duels every match so far.
Marcos Llorente has 5 goals and 3 assists in 19 games. The Spaniard has 80% pass accuracy along with 1.4 shots on target and 0.8 key pass per game in the recent games. He has been rated 7.23 out of 10 in the last 19 appearances.
It looks like Real Madrid has a better attack when compared to Atletico.
The Atletico Madrid’s midfield needs to do a better job in the controlling the pace of the game. They have the services of Saul, Ferreira Carrasco and Trippier who were exceptional in giving crosses and have also scored the occasional goal.
The Real Madrid probably has a far better and experienced mid field when compared to their rivals. Luka Modric has been given a 7 on 10 this season with the veteran looking in good shape whereas Casemiro has been their best bet with a rating of 7.22 as a center midfielder.
Toni Kroos who joins the pack has a 93% pass accuracy, creates 1.5 shots per game that has earned him a rating of 6.89.
The Madrid defense looks formidable with the services of Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Varane and Vazquez who put on a great show last night. Sergio Ramos is known for his tackles and is their prime defender. He has 92.3% pass accuracy, 1.2 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 1.8 clears per game in the recent past.
Marcelo is yet another quality in the side who has 85.1% pass success along with 2.3 tackles, 0.5 interceptions and 0.3 clears so far. In addition to this, he has assisted twice in 7 games. He has a rating of 6.59 in the recent past.
Raphael Varane is someone who passes extremely well and is exceptional in aerial duels having a rating of 6.71 in 25 outings.
The Atletico Madrid’s backline is guarded by youngsters who have done a great job so far. Stefan Savic is an important asset for the team who has 84% pass success, 2.7 aerials won, 1.1 interceptions and 3.8 clears every game in the recent past.
Felipe is a quality player who intercepts extremely well and is an indirect set piece threat. He has 78% pass accuracy along with an all-important 4.7 clears in every outing giving him a rating of 6.83 so far.
Mario Hermoso is someone who is pretty versatile for the side playing in every position the side asked him to.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid predictions and betting analysis: Predicted lineup
According to Sportskeeda, the lineup is expected to be:
Real Madrid Staring XI: Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Atletico Madrid Staring XI: Jan Oblak, Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic, Felipe, Mario Hermoso, Renan Lodi, Marcos Llorente, Koke, Saul, Luis Suarez and Joao Felix.
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