Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby on Saturday evening, kicking off at 7:45pm local time. It would be the perfect game for Real Madrid to bounce back with a win, after their dismal display against Sevilla in midweek. Atletico Madrid defeated Real Madrid in the Super Cup this season, and will hope to inflict further damage on their rivals.

Home Team: Real Madrid

real madrid betting.footballReal Madrid had the opportunity to go to the top of La Liga when they walked out for their match against Sevilla on Wednesday night, following Barcelona’s shock defeat to Leganes. However, this perhaps changed Real Madrid’s mind-set, as they looked lacklustre in their performance, perhaps knowing they were not going to fall any further behind Barcelona. They succumbed to a 3-0 defeat, with all goals happening in the first half.

Before that defeat, Real Madrid’s season had minor problems, but with an embarrassing defeat there, this game on Saturday now has greater significance. Sevilla is a place they have found it hard to overcome in recent years, and the same has to be said about Atletico Madrid, knowing that they haven’t beaten them at home for quite some time in the league. Will they be able to show their character and get back to winning ways?

Away Team: Atletico Madrid

atletico madrid bet on footballAfter failing to win in their first four matches in the league this season, the warning signs were there for Diego Simeone and his men, who are tipped to be outsiders for the league this season, if the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid do not sustain their usual high standards. Atletico Madrid have the meanest defence in the league, with largely threatening strikers such as Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann, and also were able to add additional talent in their midfield in the summer.

Therefore, they can boast a great squad who are expected to challenge for the league this season. They currently find themselves 3rd in the league, and have won their three most recent games in all competitions. A real statement of intent would be for them to get a win in this match at the Bernabeu and overtake Real Madrid in the league.

Head to Head

These two sides tend to play each other more than their two set dates in the league every season, as they continuously see each other in Champions League, Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup and even in the European Super Cup, which Atletico Madrid won 4-2 at the beginning of the season. Focusing on their domestic league form, Atletico Madrid have had the upper hand in recent years.

Their last league defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu was way back in 2012, and they have won on three occasions in 2016, 2014 and 2013, and drew in the other three times in that period. It seems Real Madrid had saved their home victories for the crucial Champions League matches instead, but it would be incredible to think that if they don’t win this fixture at the weekend, they’ll have failed to beat them at home in seven league attempts.

You have to give credit to Atletico Madrid who once upon a time, didn’t beat Real Madrid in 14 years from 1999 to 2013 in any competition.

Predictions and Betting Tips

For Real Madrid to win, they are at 11/10 with Atletico Madrid priced at 12/5, and finally a draw is at 5/2. It promises to be a close and cagey game, and correctly predicting this result will give you a financial boost what you predict. I think that Real Madrid’s barren run at home to Atletico Madrid will come to an end, they will bounce back from their midweek disappointment and get a result here.

I don’t think it will have the goals like it did back in August, so I expect a narrow 1-0 win for the home side, which is at 7/1, and if you want to boost your earnings, select Benzema to get the first goal at 25/1. Despite that prediction, you wouldn’t be a fool to bet on a Atletico Madrid win/draw in a double chance bet at 8/11. Let’s hope this epic encounter in the Madrid capital delivers!

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