Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid- Preview, Predicted Lineups and more
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid has always been a contest between the stubborn defense of Atletico against the attacking mindset of Real. Atletico Madrid is considered to be one of the best defensive units and a hard nut to crack. On the contrary, Real Madrid has always lived with the reputation of an attacking unit and usually ends the season with the most number of goals in the league. The Madrid derby will take place on 9th February at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
After losing to Real Betis, Atletico Madrid have lost some crucial points and are six points behind league leaders Barcelona. After losing to Real Sociedad on 6th January, Real Madrid have come back strongly and won four league matches in a row.
There are only two points between the two teams and a win for Real will help them leapfrog Atletico to second place. On the other hand, a win for Atletico can take them closer to the title and a loss for Real be make a huge blow to their faltering league campaign.
Atletico Madrid :
Winter signing Alvaro Morata will face his previous employer in Spain for the first time in the league. After a disappointing stint with Chelsea, it can be a big chance for him to prove his haters wrong. Filipe Luis can start the match with Santiago Arias on the bench.
Real Madrid :
After playing Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final on 7th February, Real Madrid might make a few changes in the squad. Gareth Bale may start the match, after coming out of bench in the last game. Casemiro is another player who can feature in the playing XI in this thrilling contest.
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2):
Oblak, Juanfran, Hernandez, Gimenez, Luis, Lemar, Rodri, Thomas, Correa, Griezmann, Morata
Real Madrid (4-4-2):
Navas, Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, V. Junior, Benzema, Bale