Welcome to the cfrealmadrid.com. Let’s have a look at the match that is going to be played between Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid on Saturday night. The game will be held at Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Atletico Madrid’s home. The match is going to be very competitive in the sense that both teams will try to cash it. Barcelona is lagging behind in the points table from both of the teams.
Currently, Los Blancos is on the top of the table after playing 6 matches with 14 points. On the other hand, Atletico is at third in the table with 13 points with 6 matches. This match is a must-win fixture for both of the teams because it will pave the path of succession in the upcoming season.
Madrid Derby is always a treat to watch because of the rivalry between the clubs. In the summer, Atletico Madrid of Diego Simeone literally dismantled the Zidane’s Real Madrid with a margin of 7-3. Diego Costa scored a hat-trick. So, Real Madrid true colors will be shown against a tough and defensively well-equipped line-up like Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid Summer Transfer Window has been very impressive. The match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will decide whether these transfer will bear fruits for them or not in the upcoming season.
In the last five encounters in laliga, four out of the five matches have been drawn before Los Blancos won in away leg on 09/02/19. Moreover, Atletico Madrid have only conceded four goals in 6 matches which shows their defensive solidarity. Interestingly, with Madrid lacking attacking play, we may even try to push for a draw.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Match Preview:
We are going to begin our match preview with kick off timings and squads for the current fixture. Then we will have a look at our expected line ups and score prediction. Let’s do this!
Kick off Timings:
The kick off for Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid will take place at 21:00 as per local time on Matchday 13.
Squad For Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid:
Zidane has selected the following 19 Players for Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid.
- Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, and Altube.
- Defenders: Carvajal, Militao, Sergio Ramos, Varane, and Nacho.
- Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, and James.
- Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Bale, Lucas V, Jovic, and Vinicius Junior.
Players not included in Squad: Asensio, Ferland Mendy, Isco, and Marcelo will not be with the squad due to injury issues. Meanwhile, Rodrygo has been called to Raul’s Castilla and will feature for Madrid B team. Mariani and Brahim Diaz will be left our from the squad.
Courtois will is most likely to play against Atletico Madrid. Areola made a debut for Los Blancos with a clean sheet but it seems that Zidane will stick with Courtois on number 1 position as he also kept a clean sheet against Villareal.
Varane rested for the last game against Osasuna and will be back against Atletico Madrid. Although Militao has been impressive and compact in the defensive lines with the captain Sergio Ramos, Zidane will use the defensive duo of Varane and Ramos in the CB positions.
Carvajal and Odriozola have been impressive in their last two matches against Villareal and Osasuna respectively. Odriozola made the life tougher for Osasuna left flank operators in the last match but Zidane will prefer experienced Carvajal in RB position.
Marcelo and Mendy both have been injured. Los Blancos will be without a natural left back against the like of Felix and Costa which will also affect the match. However, we have Nacho as a cover option on left flank of the defensive lines.
Lack of midfielders and injuries has put questions on Zidane’s mind to sell Llorente and Kovacic and sending Ceballos on loan to Arsenal. In the midfield, with Modric coming back to injury Zidane will stick with James , Kroos and Casemiro. Valverde can also be played but injuries have once against put the name of James Rodriguez into Zidane’s court. Zidane will go with James to create chances in midfield as Lemar is injured and Vitolo is going to replace him in the midfield of Atletico with Saul Partey and Koke.
Benzema has been the first team player with most goals this season. Gareth Bale also impressed Zidane with his performances. Eden Hazard is still questionable and has not done well. Obviously, the talent is there for us to see and he is a proven player. So, it will be a very crucial game for Hazard as well.
Vinicius Junior showed a lot of promise on left flank against Osasuna and scored a goal on 36 minute but that goal does not guarantee a start for him in the next match against likes of Trippier, Savic and Jimenez on the Atletico lineup. So, the Zidane will go with Hazard.
Lucas Vasquez, Vinicius junior, and Modric will most probably come from the bench. However, we may get a chance to see Valverde instead of Modric as he just came back from an injury. Militao will also there on the bench with Luka Jovic who missed two main chances in absence of Benzema. Areola and Altube will also be there as backup in goalkeeping option.
The match is going to be very competitive and the results will be very close as Los Blancos coming to this match unbeaten so far. I predict 2-1 to Real Madrid as Zidane will come up with better plans with his tools.
So, guys, that was all for Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Match Preview. Do you agree with me On the lineups? Score predictions and analysis? Kindly give your comments on this match preview. Until the match review, Hala Madrid!