La Liga: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
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The current Champions League holders will have a tough task bouncing back from a tough 3-0 loss at Sevilla. They are set to take on local rivals Atletico Madrid in the derby of the capital in the most interesting tie in La Liga.
Julen Lopetegui’s men suffered their maiden defeat of the season on Wednesday failing to take advantage of Barcelona’s slip-up against Leganes earlier on the day. More than a defeat itself, Lopetegui was hurt to see his men giving up opportunities with ease in such a contest at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
The fact Los Blancos conceded 3 goals is certainly worrying for the hosts given they’ll be up against the in-form attacking line of Atletico’s here. The visitors started the new season in a dismal fashion, but they grew in confidence of late, picking up three consecutive wins in all competitions.
The two teams met each other in the UEFA Super Cup tie this summer as Atletico Madrid picked up a 4-2 victory after extra-time.
Los Blancos are thus winless in last 4 matches against Atletico (2 draws and 2 wins for the Mattressers).
Both teams scored in three of last four head to head affairs.
Diego Simeone’s men will come into the derby higher on confidence following a fine display in the 3-0 drubbing of recently-promoted Huesca. Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Partey and Koke were on the scoresheet on Tuesday.
As Atleti look to have managed to find their good old solidness at the back, we feel Real might struggle in the build-up play on Saturday. You can have Los Blancos not to score two or more goals on the occasion at the odds of 1.80.
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