Atletico Madrid lost just two games during the current La Liga season; one of them was against Real Madrid. Atletico will have an opportunity to take revenge next Sunday, when they will play host to Real Madrid with the top spot pretty much at stake. Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports and soccer betting odds to get you ready for Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid betting.
Game: Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
Location: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid
Time: Sunday, March 7, 10:15 a.m. ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
La Liga Betting Lines
|Atletico Madrid||PK-105||+165||2 ½||1|
|Real Madrid||PK-115||+150||2 ½||1|
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 208
- Atletico Madrid Victories: 53 (268 goals)
- Real Madrid Victories: 105 (349 goals)
- Draws: 50
As already mentioned, Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 back in December. Casemiro and Jan Oblak (OG) scored for “Los Blancos”.
Real Madrid haven’t lost to Atletico Madrid in their last nine La Liga matches. Atletico’s last victory was in the 2015-16 season (0-1) with a goal from Antoine Griezmann, who now plays for Barcelona.
In their last 10 games against Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid managed to finish with a clean sheet six times, while failing to score in four games.
Moneyline: Atletico Madrid +165 | Real Madrid +150
Why Bet on Atletico Madrid?
Atletico Madrid are at the top of La Liga with 58 points (five more than second place) thanks to an 18-4-2 record, but they have won just two of their last five games (2-2-1). Atletico lost to Real Madrid and Levante (at home).
They returned to the winning column last week by beating Villarreal (0-2) on the road. Atletico Madrid have played one game less than Barcelona and Real Madrid (tied for second place). A victory against Real Madrid and winning their pending match would leave Real pretty much out of the title race.
Atletico Madrid have scored 47 goals, second best in the league — not bad at all for a team who many consider ultra-defensive. Defensively speaking, they’re pretty good, allowing a league-best 16 goals in 24 games.
Luis Suarez is having a very good first season with the team. He leads the scoring chart with 16 goals, second best in the league, followed by Marcos Llorente with eight goals. Llorente also leads the team in assists with seven.
Atletico Madrid have been sensational at home with a 9-2-1 record. They also have an 8-3-1 against-the-spread and 5-6-1 over-under records when playing at Wanda Metropolitano.
Why Bet on Real Madrid?
Real Madrid haven’t lost in their last five La Liga games, but they come from a rough draw against Real Sociedad (1-1). Now, they share second place with Barcelona, both with 53 points, but Barcelona have scored 12 goals more.
They already beat Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, but they have lost to teams such as Levante, Deportivo Alaves, Valencia and Cadiz.
Real Madrid have scored 43 goals (third best in the league) and surprisingly enough, they have allowed just 20 goals in 25 games (also third best in the league). I said surprisingly enough, because some players such as Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal have been injured long enough to miss several important matches.
Individually, Karim Benzema leads the team’s scoring chart with 12 goals; he’s followed by Casemiro (a defensive midfielder) with five goals. Toni Kroos leads the team in assists with six goals.
Real Madrid will have back some players such as Karim Benzema, Rodrygo and Marcelo, who didn’t play lately due to injury.
When playing on the road, Real Madrid have lost just once (8-4-1). They also have a 6-4-3 against-the-spread and 6-7 over-under records when playing away from home.
Discarded Players and Projected Lineups
Atletico’s manager Diego Simeone will not be able to play Yannick Carrasco and Jose Maria Gimenez due to injury.
Atletico Madrid’s expected lineup is Jan Oblak, Stefan Savic, Felipe Monteiro, Mario Hermoso, Marcos Llorente, Sime Vrsaljko, Koke, Saul, Thomas Lemar, Joao Felix and Luis Suarez.
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid’s manager) can’t count with Sergio Ramos, Eder Militao, Dani Carvajal and Eden Hazard, all due to injury.
Real Madrid’s expected lineup is Thibaut Courtois, Ferland Mendy, Nacho, Raphael Varane, Lucas Vazquez, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Rodrygo, Luka Modric, Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema.
Over-Under: 2½ goals Atletico Madrid (18-4-2) | Real Madrid (16-5-4)
Just one of the last eight La Liga games between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid went over 2½ goals. The last three went under 2½ goals, and they have drawn 0-0 in three of their last seven encounters.
Both defensive units have been playing really well. We all know how Atletico Madrid like to play (counterattack), and Real Madrid’s key offensive players haven’t too much rhythm.
Pick: Under 2½ goals
Final Score Prediction: Atletico Madrid 1 – Real Madrid 1
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Props Predictions
At BetUs you can also predict the correct score and the half time-full time winners. Our 1-1 prediction offers a +450 value, while 0-0 is offering a +700 value.
If you’re leaning into a victory, Atletico Madrid winning 1-0 is +650, while Real Madrid winning 2-1 is +850. Keep in mind that they’ve been 0-0 at half time in six of their last eight matchups against each other.
Here’s a quick rundown of Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid latest results (La Liga):
- Real Madrid 2 – Atletico Madrid 0 (1-0 at half time)
- Real Madrid 1 – Atletico Madrid 0 (0-0 at half time)
- Atletico Madrid 0 – Real Madrid 0 (0-0 at half time)
- Atletico Madrid 1 – Real Madrid 3 (1-2 at half time)
- Real Madrid 0 – Atletico Madrid 0 (0-0 at half time)
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