12th December 2020 – 21:00, Alfredo di Stefano Stadium, Madrid
Saturday’s action in the La Liga 13th round will be wrapped up with a derby clash between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The home side wants to get back in the title race, while the visitors are looking forward to staying at the top.
Match Preview & Team News
The hosts have been on the verge of being eliminated from the Champions League, but they pulled a 2:0 victory against Borussia Monchengladbach that sent them to the eight-finals. Zinedine Zidane managed to keep his status intact, but another tough challenge is about to come. The defending champions are six points behind their upcoming rivals, having played one game more as well. Los Blancos have been pretty inconsistent throughout the entire season, whether we speak about La Liga or the Champions League. They managed to break their winless streak that lasted three games, in which they picked ou just a point. Sergio Ramos and the lads conceded a lot of goals this season, and they need to improve their defensive work before too late. Real Madrid already lost twice at the home ground, and those defeats came against the newly-promoted Cadiz and Alaves. Much work is ahead of them in order to get back in the title race.
On the other hand, Los Colchoneros have almost the perfect campaign in La Liga. They sit at the top of the table, being the only undefeated team in the competition. Diego Simeone’s side has a rock-solid defense that conceded only two goals so far. Atletico Madrid is one point ahead of Real Sociedad, and if they maintain the same level of performances, they are the top candidates for the title. Although having some problems in the UCL group stage, Joao Felix and the lads booked an important 2:0 victory in Salzburg that saw them qualify for the knockout round. The away side seems to be pretty stable, and they want to continue their winning streak at the expense of their fierce rivals.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Although Real Madrid improved in the last two games, they need to do a lot more to stabilize their form. The visitors should remain undefeated in this one and pick up at least a point.
Goals Market Prediction
Their recent head-to-head clashes have been very tight, and we saw more than one goal just once in the past four competitive matches. Since Atletico Madrid is very disciplined in the back, this game might also remain under a 2.5 margin.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid AH +0 @ 2.25
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.70
Correct score 1:1 @ 6.50