Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid
A big game is in the offing in Spain this Sunday; Real Madrid plays host to Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby. The two sides have had contrasting fortunes in recent matches and that is why going to the game they are 10 points apart. Real Madrid are top of the table with 29 points, and Atletico are in fourth place with 29 though with a game in hand. Real are unbeaten in 12 matches ahead of this, and they have won 11 of them. In four of their last five matches, Real have scored two or more goals. They have four clean sheets in five matches and are unbeaten in seven meetings with Atletico in competitive action.
Atletico Madrid have been on and off this season, and if there is a game they will attach a lot of importance to, it is this one. They are coming from a 3-1 win over FC Porto away and this should fuel their ambition going into this game as they look to not only close the 10-point gap, but also rise to second place. Atletico have scored in four of their last five matches but head to this game with two losses in four.
In terms of recent form, Real Madrid have the edge; they will also be playing at home and in their recent run, a win seems assured here. They may have Karim Benzema back in the fold after missing the Inter game and that will be a big boost. Back Real Madrid to win.
This match will be played on 12/12/2021 at 22:00.