Atletico have slipped beyond the Champions League spots into fifth place and badly need a result to address the slide.
Their past four in all competitions have seen them lose to Eibar on the road, suffer further defeats away at Real Madrid and Cultural Leonesa on penalties and extra-time respectively in cup action, while last time out they could only manage a goalless stalemate hosting Leganes – who are level on points with rock-bottom Espanyol.
A lack of output has been the main issue as they scored just once across these games, while only five teams have netted fewer goals in La Liga this season.
Given their move to extract Edinson Cavani from PSG seemingly hangs in the balance as the transfer window deadline approaches, while young starlet Joao Felix has been ruled out of this game with a muscle injury that could well remain a problem for them here.
Things are looking rosier for Los Blancos, who are now unbeaten in 20 matches across all competitions (W14-D6) following their midweek 4-0 win at Real Zaragoza in the Copa del Rey.
They’ve returned to the summit of La Liga following a run of seven wins from 10 unbeaten league games, with the stalemates coming against top-half outfits Valencia, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, while they’ve also beaten top-six sides Real Sociedad, Getafe and Sevilla over this spell.
Having also won seven of 10 unbeaten matches at the Bernabeu this season, the hosts deserve to be labelled favourites ahead of this one.
Real Madrid And Atletico Madrid To Draw
Despite this, Real are still a bit on the short side to us and the draw certainly shouldn’t be ruled out of the equation.
The head-to-heads between these two sides have largely been low-scoring in recent times, with five of seven since 2017/18 featuring fewer than three goals – including four goalless stalemates.
Meanwhile, only three sides have experienced more draws than Atletico this term and across all competitions, Los Rojiblancos have ended up level over 90 minutes in six of their past 11 road trips.
Against the top nine in league action (those realistically competing for a European place next season), as well as heavyweights PSG in the Champions League, Real have only won four of 11 matches this term (W4-D6-L1).
That’s still a reasonable record with just the single defeat, but with a solitary victory against Atletico in their past eight head-to-heads over 90 minutes, the stalemate appears the likely outcome.
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