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This preview covers everything that you need to know about the Madrid derby to be played soon – Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Top Free Betting Tips
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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview and Insights
The Madrid derby – or the El Derbi Madrileño – between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid is one of the highlights of La Liga. Even though there are several local teams, these two rivals have been fighting for the top honours in the Spanish capital for more than a century. Over the years, this fixture has been played on more than 225 occasions. The majority of these 225+ meetings have taken place in La Liga with both teams having an opportunity to meet at the Wanda Metropolitano and Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid is one of the most successful clubs in the world. It is not a surprise that the Los Blancos have dominated free tips and predictions in the derby meetings with Atletico. Real Madrid has been able to register more than 110 victories while the rivals have fared just over 50 wins. The remaining 50 odd meetings have finished as a draw. Unsurprisingly, most of the wins for Real Madrid have been in the La Liga, where they have picked up 89 wins in the 167 meetings. Atletico, though, has a slender advantage in cup competitions. The derby has played out three times in the Super Cup and Atletico is unbeaten in all three matches. The Champions League meetings between the two teams have seen nine games with Real Madrid having a slender advantage with five wins. Atletico has also done well in cup matches with 11 wins and 14 draws from 42 meetings.
After being in the shadows of Barcelona for a few years, Real Madrid is back in the limelight with multiple Champions League and La Liga titles. The Los Blancos have been able to enjoy a strong showing in the Madrid derby.
Since managing three successive wins over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu from 2013 to 2015, Atletico has been struggling on this ground in recent times. Even the home games have not provided much joy for Atletico.
In a fixture that is more than 100 years old, it is not a surprise that there have been some iconic games and meetings. The 2014 Champions League final in Lisbon featured Atletico and Real Madrid going up against each other. This was the first occasion that two clubs from the same city featured in the Champions League final. Remarkably, a repeat of this fixture came about for 2016 final in Milan. In terms of entertainment value, both teams have registered 5-0 wins against each other. Atletico’s 5-0 win over Real Madrid was in the 1947-48 La Liga campaign, while Real Madrid’s similar-sized win was in the 1983-84 campaign.
Top Betting Tips for Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
This match can be tricky for an experienced punter. It is necessary to look for value from any odds chosen. After a careful analysis, these would be the top picks for this match:
Total goals over 2.5
Despite being a derby, the matches between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have witnessed a strong surge in goals over the years. It has been the way of the El Derbi Madrileño since its inception. In fact, there has been an average of 2.89 goals scored in all of the 226 meetings so far. Therefore, an excellent pick would be to go with total goals over 2.5 at 19/10.
Both teams to score – Yes
The Madrid derby has always been a feisty encounter with both teams giving their 110%. As a result, there will be a lot of tackles and the match can experience a significant number of stoppages. Even with the break-in play, this derby has been intervening in terms of goals. There have been only three goalless draws in the La Liga meetings Real Madrid and Atletico since the 2005-06 campaign. Both players have quality players on their ranks while not being defensively sound. An attractive option, according to the free tips, would be to back both teams to score at 10/11.
Real Madrid to win
Real Madrid has been dominant over Atletico Madrid in recent years. Atletico’s last victory over Madrid was in the 2015-16 campaign. Even though this victory was a third successive at the Santiago Bernabeu, success has been limited for Atletico in this fixture. Since the turn of the century, the opportunities to claim success over Real Madrid have been far and few between. Yet, the competitive nature of this fixture makes it easy for these free tips to go with a Real Madrid win at attractive odds of 21/10.