Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction & Match Preview

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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid is set to be the most exciting La Liga fixture of the young season. Both teams are in incredible form and there is a lot on the line in the Madrid derby. The top spot in La Liga is up for grabs. As of now, one of these two clubs look most likely to be crowned champions in May. Barcelona has had a disappointing start to the season, leaving the door open for these Madrid clubs to fight it out amongst themselves. The atmosphere is going to be electric as Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid kicks off on Saturday.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction & Match Preview

Saturday, September 28 – 15:00 EST – Estadio Wanda Metropolitano

The only blemish on Atletico’s early season is a single loss to Real Sociedad. Otherwise, it has been smooth sailing for Simeone’s men. They had to fight back 2-0 down against Juventus to earn a draw in their first Champions League fixture. This team is never out of a game until the referee blows the final whistle. Koke, Kieran Trippier and João Felix are all early candidates for Atletico’s player of the year. Trippier has settled in well and seems to be enjoying his life in Spain. Furthermore, Felix is no longer a star in the making, he has played like a bonafide superstar. Atletico’s defensive prowess has always been their signature trait and the same could be said this year. They have the third best average goals conceded per match as well as the most clean sheets in the league.

Other than suffering an embarrassing defeat to PSG in the Champions League, Real Madrid have had a near perfect season. They have not lost a single game in La Liga as of now. There were many question marks surrounding this club before the season started. Many were worried that there would be too many new signings involved in the first team for each one to settle in perfectly. Ultimately, Zidane has gotten the best out of his new signings and it is thanks to his veterans. Gareth Bale has stepped up with important goals in dire situations. This has lightened the load on Hazard and Jovic. Zidane may have some selection headaches with various fringe players heating up at the right time such as Vinicius Junior.