Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 12 December 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
Madrid will be divided into white and red-white as the defending LaLiga champions are set to take on their cross-town rival in El Derbi Madrileño this Sunday. Read our Preview, Predictions, and Betting Tips with Analysis here.
This match should prove crucial in the title race as is the case with Madrid Derbies historically more often than not.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head
- Los Colchoneros have not been able to defeat this side in the last 10 league fixtures.
- They have not been able to get on the score sheet in 4 of their last 5 meetings.
- 2 or fewer goals were scored in their previous 5 duels.
- The visitors have not registered a win at the Santiago Bernabéu since 2016.
- The Meringues lead El Derbi with 122 wins, 59 draws and 56 losses.
Things were far from ideal in the early stages of Ancelotti’s return to Real Madrid. They had dropped points through draws against Levante and Villarreal. They further went on to lose against Sheriff and Espanyol.
Just when it looked like another returning managerial failure, Los Blancos were able to turn things around for them.
The club is undefeated since and are 8 points clear of 2nd place Sevilla at the top of La Liga. They have managed to top their Champions League group as well.
Atlético has lost just twice in the league. However, due the 5 draws they have registered along with their cross-town rivals’ incredible form they are 10 points behind the top of the table in 4th place. On the upside, they do have a game in hand over the clubs above them in the table.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
The Vikings under the leadership of Carlo Ancelotti appear to have returned to their destructive best as the team is on a 9 match winning streak and has gone 12 matches without a loss. In such a scary form any team in Europe would have a difficult time gaining anything from the side.
Atléti have happened to fall in their path of destruction this Sunday. With the side having dropped points in 3 of their last 5 games on the road, it is unlikely they trouble the hosts.
Karim Benzema has made 35 goal contributions for club and country this season. The French forward is currently the top scorer in La Liga with 12 goals. The 33 year old scored the only goal of this fixture last season. You would not want to bet against him scoring at the moment