When it comes to La Liga, this weekend’s game between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid is going to be a must watch. This weekend’s Madrid Derby is one of the world’s most intense derbies. These two teams have been huge rivals since their respective foundations. Atletico will be hoping to have the last laugh, but their fierce rivals won last season’s title, succeeding their enemies on the La Liga throne in the process.
Instead of taking all three points in the UEFA Champions League game in Leverkusen against Bayern, Atletico lost that one, 2-0. The officials missed an opportunity to award the Spanish team a clear penalty in the first half, directly influencing the final result. Two goals in the late finish took down the Mattress Makers, whose morale is shaken now.
They have to get out of the hole as soon as possible; otherwise, the situation could be even more complicated. This was only the second loss in seven games played this year, and the first following four straight (three wins and a draw). Atletico lost the opening game at Wanda to Villarreal but posted back-to-back victories vs. Porto 2-1 and Celta Vigo, 4-1.
Meanwhile, the UEFA Champions League and La Liga champions are unstoppable now, with them recording seven straight wins currently. That is, they have won each competitive game since the year started. Carlo Ancelotti has a system that didn’t need too many additions or changes this summer, and Real wasn’t in the media focus that much.
In all the games, Los Blancos scored at least twice, with the note that in three of the past four, they’ve hit the rivals’ net three times. Even with Karim Benzema out, the attack’s productivity isn’t declining, which only proves that Ancelotti’s system is the key to success. Real is ruthless on the road, having four wins so far this year, with a combined goal difference of 12-3.
Let’s check the latest La Liga picks, news, stats and La Liga expert picks for Atletico vs Real Madrid. We’ve plenty of La Liga predictions for you to consider.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Game Information
- Date: 09/18/2022
- Time: 03:00 PM ET
- Location: Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano, Madrid.
- How to Watch: Atletico vs Real Madrid ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Atletico vs Real Madrid Betting Lines
Atletico is +205 according to our Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $205. On the other side, Real Madrid is +135 according to the Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $135.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Atletico at a 32.79% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Real Madrid has 42.55% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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