Atletico Madrid will face Real Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the 23rd Round of Spanish LaLiga. Atletico Madrid against Real Madrid is always the match with big interest especially during this season and LaLiga positions. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Atletico Madrid this year is showing great chances for fighting for LaLiga and Champions League titles. There are 2 competitions left because they lost against Girona in Copa Del Rey two weeks ago. Atletico this year is unbeaten at home, however, they struggle playing away matches. Madrid team lost in last round against Real Betis. Now they should prove their self and get back points after it. Atletico has 6 points difference against Barcelona and 2 points in front of Real Madrid, so this round is very important for all teams.
Almost all main players of Los Colchoneros are fit and ready to make a result, especially when they are playing at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Stefan Savic will miss the match for sure, however, Diego Costa, D. Godin, S. Niguez and Koke are under question. At January’s transfer window A. Morata has joined the club and that is very unpredictable signing, as the first match was very unlucky.
Atletico Madrid is great this season at creating chances using through balls, stealing the ball from the opposition, scoring from the set pieces and protecting the lead. Very likely that Atletico will play with short passes, take long shots often and attack down the left. They playing very defensive football with only 11.9 shots and 1.5 goals scored per game on average.
After troubles in football they face at the beginning of the season they are showing great results. We can call this season transitional for Real Madrid, as they are trying to find their football with a new coach and without C. Ronaldo. As always, Real is fighting for all trophies and a few days ago they played draw with Barcelona in Copa Del Rey. They obviously look better than their opponents in LaLiga this time, especially attack ahead with K. Benzema.
This match is very important for Real Madrid if they want to go further at the table and pass the Atl. Madrid. In this game, the best result for Barcelona would be a draw, as they could make a bigger difference against chasers if they would win. All main team players are fit and ready for the game.
This season Real Madrid are showing strengths at attacking down the wings, creating chances through the individual skills, defending set pieces and creating scoring chances. Very likely that team will play possessional football even in away pitch, control the game in the opposition’s half and play non-aggressive football. However, Los Blancos are facing problems at avoiding offside, aerial duels and defending counter attacks. In LaLiga team is scoring an average of 1.7 goals per match and 16.5 shots per game.
Every match between these two teams is very unpredictable and this derby is always very important for both clubs. Previous year teams met 3 times, played draw two times, however, Atletico Madrid won at UEFA Super Cup Final.