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Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
29 January 2020
Saturday 1 February
Santiago Bernabeu – La Liga
Atletico Madrid are out for revenge over Real Madrid as they cross the capital for the Madrid derby. But Los Rojiblancos are bang out of form and Zinedine Zidane’s side are looking strong.
These two sides have played out to goalless draws in their two meetings so far this season, including Real Madrid’s penalty shootout win in the Spanish Supercopa final in January.
Real Madrid will be boosted by Dani Carvajal’s return from suspension, but Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale will both face late tests on injuries.
Atletico Madrid have a number of injury problems to contend with ahead of this clash, with Koke, Kieran Trippier and Jose Gimenez all rated as doubtful and Diego Costa still sidelined.
Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid Preview and Predictions
Real Madrid moved ahead of rivals Barcelona in the La Liga title race last weekend, after they benefited from La Blaugrana’s 2-0 defeat at Valencia. Zinedine Zidane’s side picked up a vital 1-0 victory away at Real Valladolid, and they now lead the Catalans by three points.
Atletico Madrid’s form has slipped in recent weeks, with no win in their last four games in all competitions, and just one goal scored.
Diego Simeone’s side have to get something from this game if they want to keep alive any fading title hopes in 2020, with a ten-point gap now opened up between them and Los Blancos.
Real Madrid have sensed an opportunity to move ahead in the title race, but Atletico have consistently proved to be a thorn in their side, with a draw priced at a profitable 3.5.
Do not expect this game to be full of goals, with only one of their last six La Liga meetings seeing more than 2.5 goals scored. With that in mind, an under 2.5 total goals scored bet comes in at 1.66.
A 1-1 draw at 6.5
Atletico Madrid cannot really afford to lose this game if they want to get back on track, and Real Madrid did look vulnerable during their Spanish Supercopa clash with their old rivals.
Sergio Ramos to score anytime at 4.8
The Real Madrid skipper will be confident of returning to the team, and his record against Atletico Madrid is strong, with three goals in his last nine games against them from defence.