Kick-off: 1945, 29/09/2018
Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have been hard to split of late and we’re expecting another close encounter when they meet at the Bernabeu on Saturday night.
Atletico claimed European Super Cup glory when they met at the start of this season, but only after extra-time in that Talinn showdown.
Their last three La Liga tussles have all ended in stalemate, including two at this venue, so 12/5 for a draw is good value for our opening Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid prediction.
A Look At Real Madrid’s Betting Odds
Real recovered from that setback in Estonia to drop only two points from their first five fixtures in Spain’s top flight, as well as brushing aside Roma 3-0 in the Champions League.
However, new boss Julen Lopetegui now faces a test of character following Wednesday night’s shock 3-0 defeat at Sevilla, with all the goals coming before the break.
He told the club website: “We were second best in the first half and in the second we were more evenly matched but we missed a couple of big chances that killed any hopes we had.
“It was a poor performance on our part and Sevilla were deserved winners. We have to pick ourselves up and look to the demanding and crucial games ahead.”
Steadying the ship with a share of the spoils here would not be a bad result and three of the last four Bernabeu derbies have ended 1-1, so 6/1 for that scoreline stands out from the Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid odds.
A Look At Atletico Madrid’s Betting Odds
Atletico seemed to suffer more of a hangover from their Super Cup success, as they went on to win just one of their first four La Liga fixtures.
However, coming from behind to prevail 2-1 at Monaco in the Champions League sparked an upturn in fortunes and they have since beaten Getafe and Huesca on the domestic front.
After Tuesday’s 3-0 triumph, Diego Simeone said: “We played a good game from the first moment. Little by little, we are combining together better.
“We are beginning to press more as a unit and that is a positive. This was our most convincing performance yet.”
Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring in midweek and has a great record at the Bernabeu, hitting the target on each of his last three La Liga visits to this venue.
Let’s add 33/1 for the France forward to strike first in a 1-1 draw to our Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid betting tips.
Sevilla 3-0 REAL MADRID
ATLETICO MADRID 3-0 Huesca – Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Partey, Koke
Head-to-head: Real 2-4 Atletico (AET), Real 1-1 Atletico, Atletico 0-0 Real, Atletico 2-1 Real, Real 3-0 Atletico, Real 1-1 Atletico
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