Kick-off: 1500, 01/02/2020
Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu
Recent Madrid derbies have been tight and tense affairs, so goals are expected to be hard to come by when Real and Atletico meet at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.
Three of their last five La Liga encounters have ended up 0-0, along with a recent Spanish Super Cup clash, which Real eventually won on penalties.
Bookmakers have reacted accordingly by making it 3/4 for under 2.5 goals again here, but that still appeals for our initial Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid prediction.
A Look At Real Madrid’s Betting Odds
Real are dreaming of just a second title triumph in eight years after last weekend’s win at Valladolid helped them pull three points clear of Barcelona at the top of the table.
Nacho Fernandez scored the only goal of the game on 78 minutes at Jose Zorrilla to help the Whites capitalise on Barca’s 2-0 defeat at Valencia.
“We have been getting good wins since the end of 2019 and keeping clean sheets too,” keeper Thibaut Courtois told Realmadrid TV.
“We played confidently in the Super Cup and in the end we won the trophy, and have gone from strength to strength.
“We are doing very well and we need to keep it up. I want to win every title I can. This year we could win everything.”
Zinedine Zidane’s side have the bit between their teeth and seem to have developed a happy knack of shading close encounters.
Looking at the Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid odds, there will be plenty of takers for ‘no’ in the market on whether both teams will score here at 83/100.
However, we just prefer 39/20 for a home win to nil as better value, plus 29/10 for Real to oblige and under 2.5 goals.
A Look At Atletico Madrid’s Betting Odds
Atletico boss Diego Simeone had to embark on a huge rebuilding job over the summer and that appears to be taking a toll.
Los Colchoneros are down in fifth, 10 points off the summit, after losing 2-0 at Eibar and only drawing 0-0 with Leganes on home turf in their last couple of league games.
“We now have a week ahead of us to work well and calm down,” Simeone told the club website. “I’m sure some players will recover from their injuries and we’ll try to win Saturday’s match.”
Simeone will still have his side well drilled and it would be a big surprise to see them blown away, especially in the early stages.
Only four goals have been scored at either end before the interval in their last eight La Liga matches, while the figure is just two for the same period in Real’s recent top-flight fixtures.
Let’s finish off our Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid betting tips by taking 33/20 for 0-0 at half-time.
Valladolid 0-1 REAL MADRID – Nacho Fernandez
ATLETICO MADRID 0-0 Leganes
Head-to-head: Real 0-0 Atletico, Atletico 0-0 Real, Atletico 1-3 Real, Real 0-0 Atletico, Real 2-4 Atletico
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