Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.
Saturday 1st February.
Kick-off: 16:00 (CET).
First-placed Real Madrid are at home to Atletico Madrid in the second La Liga Madrid derby of the season.
Top of the league
Real Madrid have been in good form since their shaky start to the season. With Barcelona transitioning to a new playing style under manager Quique Setien - this is an excellent chance for Real to end Barca’s stranglehold on La Liga. Real are three points ahead of them in the title race. However, they have a tricky home tie against local rivals Atletico Madrid up next. Real have not beaten Atleti at home in the league since the 12/13 season. They are at odds of 1.83 to finally get a home league win over their Madrid rivals.
Atletico Madrid have struggled badly in the league and are finding it difficult to score goals. Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata are not putting their chances away, resulting in eight goalless matches this season. You can get odds of 3.85 for Atletico Madrid to score over 1.5 goals in the game.
Matches between the two tend to be tight and expect nothing different here. Despite their poor home record against Atletico; Real Madrid are the favourites. Atletico Madrid are a counter-attacking side and they will set up in a similar way against Real and they will hope that one of their players will put away the chances that arrive. Including the Supercopa; the previous two matches have been 0-0 draws. Will we see another one? A 0-0 draw is currently at 7.70.
Karim Benzema: Only behind Lionel Messi in the La Liga goalscoring charts this season. Can he score his first goal against Atletico in over four years?
Jan Oblak: Arguably the best goalkeeper in the world; he will have to be at his best if his side are to win at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid: Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale (both doubts).
Atletico Madrid: Koke, Joao Felix, Diego Costa, Jose Gimenez, Thomas Lemar and Kieran Trippier.
We think that this match will be more open compared to their previous two encounters and we are tipping both teams to score in the second half at generous odds of 3.75.
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