Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid meet at the Wanda Metropolitano in LaLiga on Saturday evening in an early season derby.
Four wins, one draw and one defeat has been Atletico performance in Spain’s top flight this season. A total of 13 points has left them in second behind leaders Real Madrid by just a single point ahead in the capital derby at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Recent form: WWWLDW
Recent form (all competitions): WWLDDW
Real Madrid are one of only two teams the other being Athletic Bilbao – to boast an unbeaten record in La Liga this season. Four wins and two draws have left them top one point adrift of second-placed Atletico and four clear of Barcelona, who are fifth.
Recent form: WDDWWW
Recent form (all competitions): DDWLWW
In a game which will likely have a big impact come the end of the season, in that it will hold the key of who will win the title come May.
Atletico have not beaten Real in LaLiga since back in 2016 stretching back to about six games, but have triumphed in the Champions League, Super Cup and pre-season since.
In the middle of noise around Zinedine Zidane’s suitability for the job, Real Madrid are the early league pace-setters, but back-to-back draws their perfect start.
Atletico will be without Alvaro Morata after he was sent off against Mallorca, though has been playing third fiddle to Diego Costa and Joao Felix in recent weeks.
Kieran Tripper will likely come in after being rested for the 2-0 away win in midweek.
Real Madrid, Luka Modric may be fit to start after missing the last four matches with a thigh injury but Isco is a doubt due to his hamstring complaint.
Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane were all rested for the win over Osasuna and should come into the starting XI.
Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi; Saul, Thomas, Koke, Vitolo; Costa, Felix
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Nacho; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Hazard, Benzema, Bale
Head To Head
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️There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Atletico’s last 10 home games
Real Madrid have won their last 3 matches
🔝Atletico are undefeated in their last 10 home matches
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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, September 28, is at 10pm EAT.