Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga, Spain
Date: Saturday, 9th February 2019
Kick off at: 15.15 GMT
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain

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An exciting match set to spark La Liga fans this weekend as Atletico Madrid set to battle their city rival, Real Madrid. Both teams will be gunning for all three points at Wanda Metropolitano stadium to keep their title hopes alive.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Possible Lineups

Here are the Possible lineups for both sides as they are gearing themselves for that exciting Madrid derby in La Liga this weekend.  Let’s take a further look at what kind of lineups and formation that the two teams could be preparing to help them achieving their target.

Atletico Madrid

Expected Formation: 4-4-2

Probable Lineups:Oblak(g);Arias, Godin, Gimenez, Hernandez(def);Saul, Thomas, Rodri, Koke(mid);Griezmann, Morata(att)

Real Madrid

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Courtouis(g);Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Reguilon(def);Modrid, Casemiro, Kroos(mid);Bale, Benzema, Lucas(att)

Recent Form

Heading into this Saturday big match, both teams have already been involved in several matches whether its in Copa del Rey or La Liga. Let’s find out what kind of results the two sides have been experiencing to get a clear idea on their current form.

Atletico Madrid

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WDWWL

Diego Simeone’s side have been performing pretty consistent so far in 2019, apart from their latest league fixture which ended in a defeat. Los Rojiblancos fell short last weekend as they were beaten by Real Betis 1-0.

However, before that defeat, Atletico have been able to pick up three victories and one draw. Returning at Wanda Metropolitano stadium this Saturday, Simeone’s boys will be looking for redemption.

Real Madrid

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWWWD

After a slight blib early in the year, Los Blancos looking like they have turn a corner, at least in terms of result. In their last five matches, Madrid managed to pick up four victories and only one draw.

Santiago Solari’s team latest draw happened in their midweek Copa del Rey clash against Barcelona at Camp Nou. Meanwhile, their recent league result was a comfortable home victory over Alaves at Santiago Bernebau

Team News

Atletico Madrid

Atletico are not free yet from injury problems as they still won’t be able to field Dieco Costa and Stevan Savic as they’re not recovered yet. However, Diego Godin, Saul Niguez along with Koke should be available for selection again.

Without Costa up front, Alvaro Morata will be given another starting role along side Antoine Griezmann. Simeone is hoping that the new partnership can gel quickly so Atletico can regain their sharpness in front of goal.

Real Madrid

Madrid can consider themselves having much lesser trouble with injury as Marcos Llorente is the only first team player who won’t be available. The young midfielder picked up another injury during Los Blancos Copa game against Barca.

Gareth Bale could be getting the nod as starter, partnering Karim Benzema along with Lucas Vazquez. Vinicius Junior, who has been playing well recently might be starting from the bench.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have been pretty tight as each teams won one and drew the remaining three fixtures.

Recent Madrid derby at Wanda Metropolitano stadium happened on November 19, 2017 which ended in a goalless draw.

Match Prediction

Atletico’s defeat against Betis puts their second place seat under serious threat, that’s why getting three points is essential for them this weekend. Moreover, getting a result in the derby would give Simeone’s side that confidence boost ahead of hectic schedule ahead.

Madrid themselves certainly are also aiming for three points as that would put them moving into second place instead of Atleti. Both sides search for glory should trigger an exciting battle from start to finish.

Final Score : 1-1

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