Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid betting tips, odds and predictions for Saturday's Madrid Derby. The pressure is on Real Madrid manager, Zidane, ahead of the Madrid Derby this weekend, especially as their local-rivals are performing so well this season. Atletico sit top of the La Liga table heading into the latest round of fixtures in Spain's top-flight.
Top Three Tips for Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
We're bringing you our three best predictions for Saturday's big match in La Liga this weekend. All of our tips have been fully researched by an experienced tipster and with no bias. Each tip is accompanied by the latest best-priced odds for each market, so you know that you are getting the best bets available.
These are the latest odds as of the publication date. However, odds often change in the build-up to a match, so please check with your bookmaker before you make a bet.
Zidane Under Pressure Ahead of Madrid Derby
Just when Real Madrid need a little bit of luck to go their way, they got it. Last weekend's clash with Sevilla proved to be a tight, tense and competitive affair and in the end, it was settled by a second-half own goal. Bounou was the unlucky man that put the ball into the back of his own net in the 55th-minute to hand Real Madrid all 3pts.
Atletico Madrid failed to make the breakthrough in the first half at home to Real Valladolid last time out but secured the win in the second forty-five. Lemar broke the deadlock in the 56th-minute and a goal from Llorente in the 72nd-minute ended any hopes of a comeback from the visitors. That win took Atletico Madrid to the top of the La Liga table.
Real Madrid aren't in the best of form ahead of the Madrid Derby, winning two, losing three and drawing one of their last six games in league and cup. However, the hosts do head into Saturday's clash on the back of an important 1-0 win in La Liga away at fellow high-flyers Sevilla.
Atletico Madrid are the form favourites for Saturday's clash having not lost any of their last ten matches in all competitions. The visitors claimed a comfortable 2-0 win in their last league game at home to Real Valladolid and have kept five clean sheets in their last six attempts.
Head to Head Record
The last 68 encounters between these two great rival have produced 37 wins, 19 draws and just 12 defeats for Real Madrid. The hosts have had the better of their guests in recent seasons as well, winning three, drawing two and only losing one of their last six matches in all competitions.
Real Madrid could be without the services of Eden Hazard for another week or so, as the Belgian international is struggling with a muscle injury. Federico Valverde isn't expected back in action until mid-December and both Ramos and Carvajal missed the win over Sevilla at the weekend and are unlikely to feature on Saturday.
Jose Gimenez, Diego Costa, Manu Sanchez and Yannick Carrasco all missed out on Atletico last league games due to injury and it isn't likely that any of the quartet will feature in the Madrid Derby.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Best Free Bets
Here are our free predictions for Saturday's Madrid Derby. The hosts have had the better of Atletico Madrid in recent seasons but Atletico head into their latest encounter as the current division leaders. We're expecting a tight and tense 90-minutes as both teams will be desperate not to lose this game for very different reasons. Atletico feel that they could win the league this season and would probably take a draw on Saturday, while Zidane is under pressure at Madrid and simply cannot afford to lose this one.
- Full-Time Result: Draw @ 23/10 with Betfred
- Total Goals Under/Over: Under 2.5 Goals @ 8/11 with William Hill
- Both Teams to Score: BTTS – No @ 19/20 with bet365
Full-Time Result: Draw
Real Madrid might sit 6pts and three positions behind their local rivals in La Liga this season, but they have only lost one of their last six encounters with Atletico Madrid. The hosts are unbeaten in their last three games against Atletico and have kept clean sheets in each of those matches. Real beat Sevilla in their last league game but face an Atletico side that haven't lost any of their last 10 matches in all competitions, but three of those games have ended in draws.
Total Goals Under/Over: Under 2.5 Goals
four of the last six Madrid Derbies have produced under 2.5 goals and we're expecting another tight and tense affair on Saturday. Each of those low-scoring affairs have seen Real Madrid keep clean sheets and that will be on concern to the visitors this weekend. Four of Real Madrid's last five outings in league and cup have seen fewer than three goals scored and the same can be said for each of Atletico Madrid's last five fixtures.
Both Teams to Score: BTTS – No
Both teams have scored in just one of Real Madrid's last four matches, a 2-1 home defeat to Alaves. Only one of Atletico Madrid's last six outings in all competitions have ended with both teams scoring, a 1-1 draw at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Four of the last six Madrid Derbies have seen either none or just one team score, with Real Madrid keeping four clean sheets during that period and Atletico keeping three. Three of the duo's last six encounters have ended in goalless draws, so don't be surprised if this one ends with both teams failing to find the back of the net as well.