Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will meet in the 13th round of the La Liga. Real advanced to the Round of 16 in the Champions League, but they have to play better in La Liga. The guests are playing in great shape and are first on the table, all praise to the players of Diego Simeone.
December 12th, 2020 – 21:00
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Predictions
Real Madrid can’t afford to lose this home La Liga derby against Atletico Madrid. They start the weekend in fourth place, six points behind leaders Atletico and having a game played more. Going nine behind from one extra game is a situation they definitely want to avoid. Real have made an inconsistent start to their league season with six wins but also two draws and three defeats. Home form is a worry for them, with two of their last three league games being lost. Not against the giants of Spanish football either, those defeats were inflicted by Cadiz and Alaves. In between those two defeats, they beat bottom-of-the-table Huesca 4-1. In all competitions, they have lost three of the last six played on home soil. Wednesday was a good night for them, though, with a 2-0 home win over Borussia Monchengladbach, seeing them qualify for the last sixteen of the Champions League and as group winners. Casemiro has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. Junior Vinicius creates a lot of problems for his opponents on the right flank. It’s hard to keep this guy in a one-on-one game.
It was a good evening on Wednesday too for Atletico Madrid. They also made it into the Champions League knock-out stage, winning 2-0 away at Salzburg. Atletico Madrid tops the table by a point from Real Sociedad but has two games in hand on them. They have made a storming start to the new La Liga season with eight wins and two draws from their opening ten fixtures. Five out of six have been won at home, but they are strong on their travels too. Atletico has only played four games, but three have been won, and only one goal has been conceded. It’s been a kind fixture list, though, with three of their away games being against sides currently in the bottom five. Atletico could only draw at Huesca, who have drawn eight league games this season, but have won the next three. The highest placed opponents they have faced on their travels are Valencia, who are currently 13th. Joao Felix enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy. Diego Simeone seeks responsibility in every game, it doesn’t matter who the opponent is, the players have to do their best, which is why he is one of the best coaches in the world.
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw. We can also expect a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.