One of the most anticipated fixtures in the league that breeds rivalry happens this weekend in the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Real Madrid will play host to their rivals Atletico Madrid this Saturday. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 11 pm.
The hosts are currently fourth in Spain’s top flight, while six points behind Atletico have a game in hand. Diego Simone’s men have an excellent start to their 2020-21 campaign.
Before the midweek clash in the Champions League, there was a lot of pressure mounted on the future of Zinedine Zidane at Los Blancos. The side took on Borussia Monchengladbach, with a loss, could see the side demoted to the Europa League. A 2-0 win ensured that the Los Blancos finished on top of their Group.
On the other hand, the side has to turn their attention to the La Liga with six wins, two draws, and three defeats from 11 matches. The side is currently in the fourth position, which is far from disastrous.
Atletico Madrid is currently soaring high in the La Liga, having recorded seven straight wins, including a 1-0 win over Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano. Simeone has currently won their last four in the league without conceding a single goal. The Red and Whites are currently one point clear of Real Sociedad at the top.
Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid Head to Head
Both sides have 47 games against each other, with Real Madrid taking home 24 wins while Atletico Madrid with ten wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Real Madrid 2-0 Gladbach
Sevilla 0-1 Real Madrid
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 1-2 Deportivo Alaves
Inter 0-2 Real Madrid
RB Salzburg 0-2 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Vallavoid
Atletico Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich
Valencia 0-1 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Lokomotive Moscow
Real Madrid Team News
Hazard will miss the clash after his recovery from injury, while Luka Jovic is also on the sidelines with a muscular problem. Martin Odegaard is a significant doubt with a muscle injury. Sergio Ramos made a comeback in their midweek clash while Dani Carvajal started on the bench.
Atletico Madrid Team News
As for Diego Simeone’s side, Jose Gimenez, Diego Costa, and Manu Sanchez remain on the sidelines. Angel Correa and Lucas Torreira are pushing for starts in the starting Xi this weekend.
Prediction and Odds
We find it very difficult to separate the two sides who are full of confidence after making the last 16.
Correct Score: 1-1
Goals Under 2.5