Betting tips for Atl. Madrid VS Real Madrid 09.02.2019
Saturday is a day of "derby" in the Spanish capital. Atletico Madrid are playing with Real Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano in a meeting on the 23rd round of the Spanish championship. A victory here will be worth to Real Madrid the rise to the second rank of the classification table.
Defeated by Bétis (1-0) in their visit to Benito Villamarín, Atletico Madrid missed the opportunity to shorten the deficit against leader Barcelona and allowed rival Real Madrid to approach dangerously, given that the difference between the two teams is now only two points.
Atletico Madrid did not lose a game since October 24, in a sequence that already covered no less than 19 official matches. To find the last defeat of the Colchoneros for the championship (they lost only twice in 22 days), we need to back down until the beginning of September to see the consented snub in Vigo against Celta (2-0). To see, in the current edition of the Spanish league there were still no one who could impose themselves on the Wanda Metropolitano - 11 games, nine Atlèti wins and two draws, one against Barcelona (1-1). In the image of what has been verified over the last few seasons, Atletico remains a very consistent team in defensive terms and presents the least defense of the championship with 14 goals embedded in 22 challenges, so much that it kept its goal inviolable in eight of the 11 matches played at home for the Spanish championship.
Away from Girona (although he has not lost any of the two games) of the Copa del Rey in the previous tie, Atletico may be more physically available than the Real.
Álvaro Morata did not have a particularly happy debut for Benito Villamarín, but should be among the starters. Diego Costa seems to be close to returning to the competition, while Stefan Savic is away from injury.
Real Madrid have recovered ground over the past few weeks, but the disadvantage in relation to Barcelona is still significant - eight points separate the two teams. For now, the formation "merengue" aims to ascend to second place in the league table and for this only depends on you, since a triumph in the Metropolitan Wanda will allow to take the vice-leadership of the competition with one more point than Atletico.
The European champion in title was not going through such a positive phase from the early days of Solari in charge. Undefeated for six games, Real have won all five of their games - all by one margin over a goal difference - before the midweek Camp Nou draw to face the second leg of the Cup semi-final King in advantage. The time interval between the move to Barcelona and the clash with Atletico is short and does not allow much more than the indispensable work of recovery. Despite this, Solari now has fewer worries, since two weeks ago had an extensive list of casualties in which now only Isco, due to injury.