Kick Off: 1515, 08/04/2017
Both teams go into the Madrid derby in excellent form, having won their last five matches in La Liga.
Atleti may not be the force of three years ago when they won the title, but their defence is developing a mean streak typical of a team orchestrated by coach Diego Simeone.
The visitors have a great recent record at the Bernabeu, which has not seen a home defeat in 14 months. In the Real Madrid vs Atletico odds we like the look of a draw at 14/5.
A Look At Real Madrid’s Betting Odds
Real hold a two-point lead at the top of La Liga and we should know more about the destination of the title in two of their next three games when they face Atleti and Barcelona.
Los Blancos consigned their neighbours to a third defeat in four in November when Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick in a 3-0 win, but Simeone’s men are looking more robust as the season has progressed.
Having conceded first in their last three home games against Atleti, the Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid betting odds of 29/2 on Atleti HT/Draw FT catch the eye.
A Look At Atletico Madrid’s Betting Odds
Filipe Luis has scored in his last two games for Atletico, not what you would expect from a left-back.
The former Chelsea defender had a superb game in the 1-0 win against Sociedad and while it may be asking a bit much for him to make it three goals in a row, 11/1 to score at any time is excellent value.
Three of Atleti’s last four matches have produced under 2.5 goals overall and with their defence in great form, we fancy them to keep goals to a minimum once again at evens.
Leganes 2-4 REAL MADRID – James Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata (3)
ATLETICO MADRID 1-0 Sociedad – Filipe Luis
Head-to-head: Atletico Madrid 0-3 Real Madrid, Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (Real won 5-3 on penalties), Real Madrid 0-1 Atletico Madrid, Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid