Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid prediction: Derby delight for Whites
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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid prediction: Derby delight for Whites

Kick-off: 1730, 25/02/2023

Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu


Real will go into Saturday’s Madrid derby with their tails up after an amazing victory over Liverpool and should have too much for Atletico.

The Whites have already beaten their city rivals twice this term, prevailing 2-1 away in La Liga and 3-1 after extra-time at home in last month’s Copa del Rey clash.

Punters can get 7/4 for Carlo Ancelotti’s side to win and over 2.5 goals in the game again and that is our first Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid prediction.

Real back to their brilliant best

Real have it all to do if they are to retain the Spanish title, with Barcelona currently eight points clear of them at the top of the table.

However, the Whites will be up for the challenge of closing that gap after returning to peak form in recent weeks.

After claiming a record-extending fifth FIFA Club World Cup, with nine goals scored in two games, Real enjoyed a couple of nice La Liga victories.

Elche were thumped 4-0 at the Bernabeu before a strong finish saw them secure a 2-0 success at Osasuna.

The Whites looked set for an uncomfortable night at Anfield on Tuesday when trailing Liverpool 2-0 inside 15 minutes.

Ancelotti’s men turned things around in spectacular fashion, though, with Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema both hitting doubles in a 5-2 romp.

“Winning at Anfield isn’t easy and doing so in a convincing manner is even more difficult,” said Ancelotti. “We’re very pleased about that.

“The team showed that they’re improving and that they’ve been at a good level in February after a tough January.

“The season doesn’t stop and we have to be at our best. We’re pleased and we’re confident we can do well.”

A jittery start on Merseyside highlighted how Real still have some issues to resolve at the back, but they were on fire up front.

Looking at the Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid odds, we like 27/10 for a home win and both teams to score.

Los Colchoneros look solid again, but not spectacular

Atletico are another 10 points back in fourth but can at least focus on this competition after a disappointing Champions League campaign.

Eyebrows were raised when Joao Felix was allowed to join Chelsea on loan last month, three days after losing 1-0 at home to Barcelona.

Bringing in Memphis Depay has been a welcome boost, though, while Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata are going along well enough.

Sunday’s victory over Athletic Bilbao made it 13 points out of 15 from their last five league games.

Diego Simeone has very much gone back to basics, with just one goal conceded in those games.

The concern is, though, that Los Colchoneros have netted only once themselves in four consecutive La Liga outings.

Let’s finish off our Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid betting tips by taking 29/4 for a 2-1 home win.

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