Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 02/27/2016 La Liga Preview, Odds & Predictions
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
Saturday 27th February 2016 10:00(ET)
The Line: Real Madrid 4/5 Draw 11/4 Atletico Madrid 10/3 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports
Game of the weekend in Spain the Madrid derby will see Atletico Madrid travel to the Bernebeau to take on Real Madrid. Diego Simeone's side have dominated this fixture over the last three years and have not lost a league game to Real in that period. Greizmann will carry the attacking threat for Atletico with Koke , Torres providing support although Torres mostly starts on the bench these days. Atletico's major strength is there defence and Simeone has been able to neutralise Ronaldo in the meeting of the two clubs over the last couple of years. Diego Godin is captain of the Atletico defence and their best player at the moment. Atletico will go to the Bernebeau to play on the counter attack and they have been remarkably successful at it recently.
Since Zinedine Zidane took over the helm RealMadrid have played better football, ROnaldo in particular has looked happier and the brilliant Portugese superstar has scored nine in his last seven. Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo are a ridiculously talented trio made tick by Kroos,Modric in the midfield. Real Madrid will be looking to close the gap onBarcelona, Nine points behind at the moment the Galacticos cant afford to drop any more points but the way Barcelona are playing at the moment it doesnt look like it will matter what Atletico or Real do as Barca just dont look likely to drop enough points for either to catch them.
This one is set up for a draw in my opinion. Atletico are very tough to break down and play the counter attack so well. Real while class going forward have problems defensively and have consistantly struggled to break down Atletico over the lat couple of years. I am taking Atletico on the handicap in what should be a hotly contested game.