Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Betting Preview – 09/02/2019

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Betting Preview – 09/02/2019

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid

This Saturday the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium will be home to the Madrid Derby as Atletico and Real go head-to-head for matchday 23 in La Liga. Atletico have been by far the better side in Madrid this season with their city rivals underperforming, however, despite Real’s slow start, they sit just two points behind their opponents in the table. When these sides met at the Santiago Bernabeu they both lacked the cutting edge and the game ended in 0-0. With games in the Champions League approaching for either side, both managers will be keen on building up some momentum beforehand to take with them.

Atletico Madrid are having a good season, but once again find themselves second best to Barcelona who sits up in first place with a six-point lead. Diego Simeone will be pushing his side not to become complacent as they could be in with a title spot if Barcelona slips up. Atletico Madrid lost their 18 games unbeaten streak last time out when they suffered a 1-0 loss to Real Betis. This defeat was just their second of their season and Simeone will be keen not to add a third in this following game. The hosts arrive as favourites for this fixture and have odds of 13/10 with SkyBet.

As always, Atletico Madrid’s success this season has come from them being incredibly hard to beat. Over the course of the season, they have conceded just 14 goals which are the lowest in the league and have lost just twice. However, the sheer amount of games they have drawn(8) has held them back. Over the last five league games, Atletico have conceded just two goals and four of those games have ended with under 2.5 goals. Bet365 has there to be under 2.5 goals scored priced at 4/5. Antoine Griezmann is by far his sides top goalscorer with 14 goals and is likely to cause Real Madrid problems on Saturday. Betway has the forward to score anytime priced at 8/5.

Real Madrid have been far from their best this season with the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving them lacking a talisman, but they have greatly improved as the season has progressed. Los Blancos sit up in third place as they head into matchday 23 and trail their opponents by just two points, making this a great opportunity to move above them. Madrid lost their five-game winning streak on Wednesday when they were held to a 1-1 draw against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, but remain unbeaten in their last six. Bet365 are offering odds of 21/10 for Real Madrid to secure the three points.

With 26 goals conceded this season, Los Blancos have not been defensively strong but they have managed to outscore their opponents on multiple occasions. Four of their last five fixtures have seen them both score and concede. Betway has BTTS priced at 8/11. Karim Benzema sits as his sides top goalscorer with 13 goals and has odds of 11/5 with Bet365 to score anytime.

Recommended Bets:

Draw at 9/4 SkyBet – BET HERE

Both teams to score at 8/11 Betway – BET HERE

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