The Madrid Derby: Real Madrid VS Atletico Madrid

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Next week we will witness one of the biggest clashes in the La Liga between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid are ready to take on their city rival, Real Madrid, at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Monday night.

Records and Forms

Atletico Madrid defeated Real Madrid in their last meeting in 2022. Now they have a great chance to win two consecutive games against the Los Blancos for the very first time in their history. Unfortunately, Atletico Madrid are having bad times in their home. They have won just two of their previous five games at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. However, Real Madrid also have good records at Atletico’s home. They avoided defeats in six of their last seven away games against Atletico Madrid.

But the current form of Real Madrid is superb. So far this season, they are the only team in the top five European competitions to keep a 100% winning record. Real Madrid have won all of their first five matches in La Liga and sit at the top of the table. But the recent form of Atletico Madrid is not going well. They have already lost one game and tied one. With 10 points, Atletico are in 7th place.

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Team News

Atletico Madrid, the home team, have a huge blow ahead of the Madrid Derby. They have several injury issues in their squad. Jan Oblak, Jose Maria Gimenez, Stefan Savic, Thomas Lemar, and Sergio Reguilon didn’t train yesterday. They are still in doubt. But Diego Simione, the manager of Atletico Madrid, will wait till the last for those players.

On the Real Madrid side, they have injury problems as well. Karim Benzema, who played a key role in the UCL victory last season, is still in doubt. Benzema missed several matches due to injury. He was not a part of the squad last night against RB Leipzig. However, Vinicius Junior is the main weapon for Carlo Ancelotti to face Atletico Madrid. The Brazilian winger has already netted five times in his last five games in La Liga. The remaining players are ready to play the Madrid Derby.