Much more than mere points are at stake when Real Madrid clash in a derby with rivals Atlético Madrid in La Liga on Sunday at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. Following 16 matches, Real Madrid rank 1st in the La Liga on 39 points. That leaves a gap of 10 points to Atlético Madrid, who sit 4th after collecting 29 points.
This could be the defending champions visiting the future champions. Real Madrid look the most stable of the top sides so far this season. Atlético Madrid, on the other hand, are struggling and have a host of injuries in defence in particular.
Real Madrid enter their next La Liga match, averaging a decent 1.6 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a moderate total of 16 goals, while also conceding 7 goals. That amounts to an average of 0.7 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 4 times.
Atlético Madrid enter their next La Liga match, averaging a highly satisfactory 2 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a presentable total of 20 goals, while also conceding 12 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.2 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times. Here are the predictions from the BetFootball team about this critical match-up!
Stats and facts for Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.
- Real Madrid has won the last 6 matches in a row;
- Real Madrid unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row;
- Real Madrid has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Real Madrid unbeaten the last 17 matches in a row at home.
- Atlético Madrid unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Atlético Madrid scored in the last 16 of 18 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Atlético Madrid's last 6 of 8 matches;
- Atlético Madrid conceded the last 8 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Real Madrid v. Atlético Madrid
Real Madrid looking formidable
Real Madrid have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 1-0 win against Athletic Bilbao. They went on to beat Real Sociedad by 0-2, before also getting the better of Inter in a 2-0 victory.
Atlético Madrid looking for more.
Atlético Madrid are a bit back and forth at the moment, but at least mostly forth, as they beat Cadiz by 1-4. Following that up proved too difficult as they lost 1-2 against Mallorca, before claiming 3 points in a 1-3 win against FC Porto.
In a match between these two seemingly equal sides on paper, and with both in the same shape at the moment, home advantage could prove the deciding factor. A win for Real Madrid racks up an accumulator by 2.10, which looks the best call on Sunday, while the odds for an away win are 3.50. Hence, it is one of the tightest football betting opportunities of the weekend.
Real Madrid v. Atletico Madrid — fixture history
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid had to settle for a point each in their most recent La Liga match which finished with a 1-1 scoreline. Depending on your betting strategy, another draw will no doubt spike up your next accumulator.
Real Madrid head into their upcoming match against Atletico Madrid with a 40% winning record in recent La Liga meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 4-6-0 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 0%.
Do not expect too much entertainment on Sunday, when Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid face off. Their last 10 matches were largely tight affairs, as more than two goals only happened 2 times. Both teams to score paid out with the bookies 4 times in those 10 matches.
Current standings in the La Liga
The La Liga standings show that Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are 10 points and 3 spots apart at the moment. Real Madrid will be looking to claim all three points on Sunday to show, they deserve the position at the fun end of the league table. Despite being outsiders, Atletico Madrid will no doubt try to make life difficult for the favourites. There is every reason to be excited to see how this game pans out.
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Vinicius Junior. He is one of the Real Madrid players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 5 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Atletico Madrid.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Antoine Griezmann to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Antoine Griezmann netted 3 goals for Atletico Madrid in their latest matches.