Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: LaLiga Match Preview, Where to watch and more
Real Madrid has been riding high on momentum following their string of good performances in the Copa del Rey and in the league. The Los Blancos come into this game following their draw in the El Clasico. Both teams will require a win if they stand a chance to close down the gap on FC Barcelona. The leaders are currently seven points clear of Atletico and nine clear of Real Madrid.
Following this big game, Real Madrid has a big Champions League fixture coming up against Ajax. This is the time when Santiago Solari's man-management will come to test.
Date: Saturday, 9th February 2019
Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
Kickoff Time: 3:15 PM GMT, 8:45 PM IST
Real Madrid: W-W-W-W-D
Atletico Madrid: W-D-W-W-L
Where to watch
All LaLiga games are streamed live on Facebook Watch. The Madrid Derby will be available on Facebook watch and can be found on LaLiga's official Facebook page and Sportskeeda Football Facebook page. Indian viewers can also watch the action live on Sony Ten 2 and SonyLiv.
Five facts to know before the game
Atleti and Real have drawn their last four LaLiga clashes, their longest run of draws in the competition.
Atletico Madrid has lost only one of their last 10 home games against Real Madrid. (W4, D5) Their last loss came in November 2016, 0-3.
Atletico Madrid has failed to score in their last two games against Real Madrid. However, they have never gone three consecutive games without scoring against them.
Atletico Madrid has lost just one of their last 33 Madrid derbies. The only loss in between came against Madrid back in November 2016. They have kept a clean sheet in 24 of them.
The young 18-year-old Brazilian has been really good as of late. His pace and dribbling skills are really good. The only thing he lacks is the final pass. His pace would be a catalyst to unlocking the air-tight Atletico defence.
Although it seems imminent that Diego Costa and Koke will miss the derby, Atleti has been handed a lifeline or a boost if you like. Their inspirational captain Diego Godin has returned from injury and took part in training ahead of the derby. Godin's presence in the defence will be vital for the Colchoneros.
Last Meeting: 0-0 at Santiago Bernabeu