La Liga: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid | Match Preview and Prediction

One of the highly anticipated derbies of La Liga is around the corner, as Real Madrid go head-to-head against Atletico Madrid at the Bernabeu on Sunday night. 

The league leaders, Real Madrid, have been consistent with their performance and the players have shown great determination this season in La Liga. The Los Blancos are leading the chase and are looking to regain the domestic trophy.  

The absence of Benzema saw his replacement Luka Jovic flourishing in his line along with Vinicius Junior, who had the most promising start to the season. 

Atletico Madrid has struggled to win matches even with this quality squad. They had a great start but dipped drastically as the season progressed. It will be a tough test for the Los Rojiblancos and the players will have to punch above their weight. 

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Last 5 Head-to-Head Results

Date resultCompetition 
07 March 2021Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real MadridLa Liga
13 Dec 2020Real Madrid 2-0 Atletico MadridLa Liga
01 Feb 2020Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid La Liga
12 Jan 2020Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid (pen)Super Cup
29 Sept 2019Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real MadridLa Liga

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Overall Head-to-Head Record

Real Madrid wins - 89
Atletico Madrid wins - 39
Draws - 40

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-Head Form Guide

Real Madrid: W-W-W-W-W

Atletico Madrid: W-L-W-L-W

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Stats Trivia 

- Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have drawn a total of 40 times which is more than any other derby in La Liga

- For the first time, two players have scored 10+ goals for Real Madrid in the top 5 European League, Benzema (12) Vinicius (10)

- Luis Suarez has netted 10 goals in 13 games against Real Madrid, more than any other player has scored against the Los Blancos in competition. 

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Predicted XI

Real Madrid XI- (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Dani Carvajal; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Federico Valverde; Marco Asensio, Luka Jovic, Vinicius Junior 

 Atletico Madrid XI- (3-5-2): Jan Oblak; Renan Lodi, Mario Hermoso, Felipe, Marcos Llorente; Yannick Carrasco, Koke, Rodrigo De Paul, Angel Correa; Antoine Griezmann, Mathes Cunha

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-Head Prediction 

One of the famous derbies in Europe is upon us, and stakes are high, with both the title contenders looking to decide their title fate. 

Real Madrid looks favourite going into this match, but it will be a challenging task, as Benzema will be doubtful for this fixture. However, the squad has still shown quality performance after handing 2-0 defeat to Inter Milan. 

On the other side, Los Rojiblancos are yet to hit their stride and have not played their best football after ending their winning streak. 

The likes of Griezmann, Carrasco and Koke will have to step up on the plate on this significant occasion, although we fancy Real Madrid in this contest.

Prediction: Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid  

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