La Liga: Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Live
The Madrid derby is one of the most highly anticipated fixtures in La Liga, and the upcoming clash between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid promises to be a thrilling encounter.
Real Madrid is in scintillating form, having won all of their six matches in the 2023-24 La Liga campaign. They are currently at the top of the league table with 15 points from five games. Real Madrid has been impressive, with victories over Athletic Bilbao, Almeria, Celta Vigo, Getafe, and Real Sociedad in La Liga, along with a win over Union Berlin in the Champions League.
Real Madrid will be without Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao due to long-term knee injuries, while Dani Carvajal is also sidelined. However, Vinicius Junior has recovered from a hamstring issue and is in the squad. The midfield lineup for Real Madrid remains uncertain, with several players competing for starting positions.
Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, hasn’t had the best start to the season. They are in seventh place with seven points from four matches, but they have a game in hand due to a postponed fixture against Sevilla. Atletico Madrid began the season with a 3-1 win over Granada but suffered a 3-0 loss to Valencia in their last league match.
Atletico Madrid will miss several key players, including Thomas Lemar, Caglar Soyuncu, Reinildo, Rodrigo De Paul, and Barrios. Koke and Memphis Depay face late fitness tests, and the lineup may see changes due to injuries and fitness concerns.
Real Madrid has three victories from their last five meetings while Atletico has one win. Out of those five games, Atletico played two of them at home; they won one and lost one. Additionally, both teams have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three meetings.
Real Madrid is the favorite going into this match, given their impressive form. However, Atletico Madrid is a formidable opponent in the derby, and Diego Simeone is known for his tactical prowess. A draw (1-1) is a plausible outcome, as both teams have strengths that could neutralize each other.