Welcome back to cfrealmadrid.com. Our topic for today is the Match Preview of the game between Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid. The Spanish Super Cup final is about to take place today, and it is the Madrid Derby to decide the champions. Real Madrid faced Valencia who they defeated easily in order to register their name in the finals. On the other side, Atletico Madrid defeated FC Barcelona in a nail biting encounter, and finally defeated them 3-2. Thus, we are all set to witness another Madrid Derby to decide which team is going to be crowned as champions.
This has been overall a good tournament, and a good source of entertainment for the fans. As neutrals, this is going to be a really great game, and it is a fixture not to miss out on. Both teams look really strong on paper, and it is harder to predict that which team is going to emerge victorious. However, our team Real Madrid appears to be the favorites courtesy of their red hot form, and the strong options we have available in out squad.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview:
Real Madrid will be kicking off at 07:00 PM as per local time in Spain.
The manager, Zinedine Zidane chose a squad of 23 players available for the game. These players are,
- Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, and Altube.
- Defenders: Carvajal, Militao, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola, and Mendy.
- Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, James, and Isco.
- Forwards: Lucas Vasquez, Jovic, Brahim, Mariano, Vinicius Jr., and Rodrygo.
(4-3-2-1)- Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Modric, Isco, Jovic
Thibaut Courtois is the most likely starter in the game. Thibaut had a great game in the pervious fixture. He was there when his team really needed him. He showed that he is the right quality goalkeeper to play for a club like Real Madrid. Furthermore, Thibaut was also named as the man of the match. This supports the fact, that he is indeed a strong backbone for the men in white.
Courtois showed great reflexes, and quick thinking at the right moments. His team really need him to pull off a similar performance or even a better one if they want to get past Atletico. We know that Atletico is a tougher side than Valencia, and they can trouble us in unexpected ways. Therefore, Thibaut needs to be on his toes for the entire game, and he needs to be really present mentally in the game. We know that these games are really fast, and therefore, the goalkeeper gets involved more times than not. Real is heavily going to depend on their goalkeeper to pull off a win in this one so Thibaut must make sure that he lives up to the expectations.
Sergio Ramos and Varane are the most expected central defenders to start the game. Sergio Ramos is going to be the key player in the defense, as always. Varane is also in great form. His confidence level, and the mind set also seems to be positive as he scored 2 goals in the previous game. He did something which is really rare to see. He scored not one, but two goals despite being the central defender.
This shows that Real have that attacking flair till the last man. This is where Real Madrid is going to have the upper hand on Atletico, as Atletico is going to depend more on their midfielders, and attackers. Furthermore, Carvajal is going to be the right back, and Mendy is going to start things at the Left Back. Carvajal had a great game in the semi final against Valencia, and the fans are expecting him to do the same. Carvajal is really strong physically, and therefore, he can easily defend even against pacy or athletic players.
Mendy is also the key player in defense, and not just defense, but, in the attack as well. Mendy puts in regular crosses, and keeps the opposition defenders really busy. This allows his striker to have time, and distracts the opposition defenders which allow other players to make smart decisions.
Our midfield is going to be really pivotal in this game. I expect Casemiro to start as the holding defender. Casemiro is the main gun in our midfield. He is tireless worker, and is a major threat for any opposition. Casemiro is one of the main reasons Real Madrid performs so well against bigger oppositions. He is really consistent, and the best part about his game is that he is always present where his team needs him to be. He is main unsung hero in the squad.
Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric are other players who are most probably going to start in the midfield. They have an exceptional chemistry together, and their presence on the pitch means that it is a bad day for any team competing against us. We just need to make sure that we use them in the rightful roles where they can impact the game in their style. Zidane is very wise in terms of allowing his midfielders to express themselves. Therefore, I believe that it is going to be an amazing outing for us.
Our attackers need to on in the best of their forms because Atletico’s defenders are not going to go easy on us. We need to make sure that we push the opposition defenders to their weaknesses, and must not get into any sort of pressure. I expect , and Luka Jovic to start the game on their respective wing positions.
We saw a lineup with 3 defending midfielders, 2 attacking midfielders, and 1 striker in the previous game so that is also a possibility which was really helpful.I can see Zidane is going with last match starting lineup.
I think that this is going to be a nail biting encounter. Penalty shootout is also possible. However, I think that Real is going to win this game by 2 goals to 1. Let’s wait and see. Anyway guys, this is it from our side. I hope your like the content that we have written. For more Match Previews, Reviews, and other stuff stay tuned. Hala Madrid!