Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th February 2019

Atleti can deal rivals a big blow

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Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Betting Tips – La Liga, 9th February 3.15pm

This weekend’s Madrid derby is a big top-three clash in the division. Atletico Madrid will be looking to defend their slender two-point lead over their great rivals Real Madrid. This is a massively important game with the winner locking down second spot. Read our predictions for Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid.

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Betting Odds*

Atletico Madrid 11/8
Real Madrid 21/10
Draw 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 7th, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.)

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Three points in this one would see Atletico open up a nice advantage over Real Madrid in the scrap for second place. Atletico have had another powerful reason but they had a pretty big slip up last weekend in a 1-0 away defeat at Betis. That was just Atletico’s second league defeat of the season and they had gone W6 D1 in their seven games prior to that. Incidentally, their first league loss of the season happened back right at the start of September last year.

They are, however, undefeated on home soil with a W 9 D2 record at the Metropolitano this season in the top flight. They have been their usual selves. Efficient up front and incredibly strong at the back. Atlei have earned a clean sheet in 73% of their league home games this season and all but one of their nine league home wins have been with a clean sheet. Atletico have conceded just four goals in their eleven home fixtures. Just 25% of their league home games have gone over 2.5 goals.

 

Key-Facts – Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid

  • Each of the last three league meetings have ended in a draw
  • Real Madrid are winless in five games (all competitions) against Atletico
  • Six of the last seven league clashes have ended under 2.5 goals

 

Real Madrid have started to come on strong in the top three. They have put together a four-match winning streak in the league and have taken one loss only in their last nine (W7 D1). So they have a bit of momentum going behind them. They have also appeared to have settled down a bit on their travels as well. They lost four of their opening seven away games (W2 D1) this season, but have since won four of their last six (D1 L1).

Real Madrid have won back to back away games. However, in their five away games at sides currently in the top-ten in La Liga, Real Madrid are only W1 L4. Overall this season Real Madrid have produced an away record of W5 D2 L4. 73% of their away fixtures have ended up over 2.5 goals and Real have averaged 1.7 goals per road game. They have only managed to claim the one clean sheet on their travels all term though. This is a huge game with them being able to leapfrog their rivals with a win.

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Predictions

Atletico to win: There is a temptation to look at the draw but Atletico look strong and composed at the moment, despite their blip last week. Atleti are so strong on home soil and Real Madrid are still struggling defensively away from home. Atletico to win by a one-goal margin isn’t without its appeal at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 7th, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.)


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