El Derbi promises to steal La Liga headlines this weekend as the champions Real Madrid pay a visit to Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.
Join us as we take a deeper look at these incredible sides and give you some fantastic Madrid derby betting options.
MADRID DERBY BETTING
With Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid going through relatively tough times, Atletico Madrid have been able to step up and look like serious title contenders. Sitting atop the La Liga table with 18 victories and 58 points, Diego Simeone’s side now face one of their biggest tests of the season – the Madrid derby this Sunday.
Although it’s been a good few months for Atletico Madrid, recent troubles have rocked the boat. Following a run of two losses and a draw, Diego Simeone changed some things around and got the team back to winning ways – with a 2-0 victory against Villareal – just in time for the derby.
Now back on track, Atletico Madrid will have more than a point to prove against a team they have not beaten at home in the league since 2015. Los Colchoneros’ wil hope that the recently acquired Luis Suarez could prove the catalyst to end their struggle against Los Blancos, with the Uruguayan measured at 7/5 (2.40) to find the back of the net for the 17th time this season.
The reigning La Liga champions have found it hard to replicate last year’s form, having already lost more games than they did during their entire campaign last season. Third in the league and level on points with Barcelona, Real Madrid’s test against Atletico Madrid this Sunday promises to be a six-point season-defining fixture.
Real Madrid go into the derby on great form, enjoying a record of five wins out of their last six games. Zinedine Zidane can also take positives from their previous La Liga encounter against Atletico Madrid (2-0), in which Los Blancos dominated the game and came out deserved winners.
Having suffered a nasty knock against Real Valladolid, the chances of a Karim Benzema appearance look unlucky, while Edin Hazard remains a notable absentee from Real Madrid’s lineup. Goal responsibilities will likely fall on young Brazilian striker, Vinícius Júnior who is at 5/2 (3.50) to bang one in this Sunday and add another goal to the one he scored against Real Sociedad last Monday.
ATLETICO MADRID VS REAL MADRID: LA LIGA BETTING ODDS
Atletico Madrid come out as slight favourites this weekend at 33/20 (2.65) to win, while Real Madrid measure up at 9/10 (2.80). With goals often being traded between the two sides, why not bet on the favourites Atletico Madrid to win and both teams to score at 17/5 (4.40)?
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*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.