Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:36 PM UTC

Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019 5:36 PM UTC

Will these Spanish giants cancel one another out?
<div><div><div><div id=":ok"><div id=":oj"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, September 28, at Wanda Metropolitano</strong></a></p><p>The Madrid derby takes place on Saturday and it should be another ferociously competitive game between two strong teams. Real Madrid moved top of the table with a 2-0 win against Osasuna on Wednesday night and they remain unbeaten this season. Atletico went away to Mallorca and also won 2-0, catapulting them up to second in La Liga. This is therefore a huge game, and whoever prevails will fancy their chances of winning the title. Yet these teams often draw and they could cancel one another out again on Saturday.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Atletico Madrid started Diego Costa and €126 million teenager Joao Felix up front against Mallorca and both got on the score sheet. Alvaro Morata was given a chance to stake his claim for a place in the team when he came on for Costa, but he was quickly sent off after being shown two yellow cards. He will be suspended for this match against his former club, so Costa and Felix should keep their places. Thomas Lemar has been out with an injury, so Vitolo came into the team. Sime Vrsaljko is also missing.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Zinedine Zidane fielded a formidable front four when Real Madrid beat Sevilla on the road last weekend. Karim Benzema led the line, flanked by Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale, with James Rodriguez pulling the strings in the number 10 role. Real showed off their strong squad depth when they brought in Luka Jovic, Vinicius Jnr., Luis Vazquez and Federico Valverde to replace that quarter against Osasuna, and Real still won 2-0. Zidane will have also been pleased to see new boy Rodrygo come off the bench and score. Yet he is likely to revert to Benzema, Hazard, Bale and Rodriguez for this game, and they should be well rested.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Atletico Madrid are fit, powerful, disciplined, organised and ferociously determined to grind out results. Yet Real Madrid may well be able to match them for intensity on Saturday, after resting so many players in midweek. They won 3-1 on their last trip to Wanda Metropolitano, but the previous three meetings between these teams ended all square. Atletico drew their last two home games, against Juventus and Celta Vigo, and they could extend that run in this match.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Draw at 3.40 (7/5) with William Hill</a></strong></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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