Atletico Madrid hosts Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano in the big capital derby of La Liga
Atletico Madrid hosts Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano in the big capital derby of La Liga. Let us give you some information about this match in our La Liga predictions.
Both teams are currently in the Top 3 of La Liga, which tells us that they are doing good so far. Real Madrid are leading the table with 14 points, while Atletico are third with just one point less. This means that Atletico could possibly top the standings, if they win on Saturday.
Few days ago Los Colchoneros visited the newcomers Mallorca and fought for a 2-0 win. Diego Costa scored his first goal for the season, while the wonderkid Joao Felix added one more.
For the derby against Real Madrid Diego Simeone can’t rely on Los Blancos’ former striker Alvaro Morata. He replaced Diego Costa against Mallorca, but got sent off by the referee Alejandro Hernandez. This means that most probably Cholo will use Diego Costa from the first minute again on Saturday.
Real Madrid topped the league after their third consecutive win in La Liga few days ago. Zinedine Zidane’s team hosted Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu and secured a 2-0 win. Vinicius Junior scored his first goal for the season, while his countryman Rodrygo scored just one minute after entering the pitch. For him this was a first goal for Los Blancos in an official game.
Against Osasuna Zidane rested players like Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema, so we shall expect to see them pretty fresh against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.
In our La Liga predictions we believe that this derby between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is going to be pretty brutal. These two teams are separated by just one point at the moment, so the win is going to be really important here.