Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Predictions

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid predictions for this Sunday’s huge La Liga derby. It has been a sensational start of the season for Real Madrid. Can they keep their 100% record with a win against their bitter rivals at the Wanda Metropolitano? Read on for our free match preview, betting tips and predictions.

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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Predictions




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Battle for Supremacy: Madrid Derby’s High Stakes Encounter

Key Stats
– Real Madrid aim to extend their unbeaten run to a remarkable seven games.
– Both teams have found the net in their last three meetings.
– Jude Bellingham has netted six goals in as many appearances for Real Madrid.

As the Wanda Metropolitano stadium prepares itself for the electric atmosphere of the Madrid derby this Sunday, Real Madrid have their eyes set on extending their flawless season start to seven victories. With 15 points in their kitty from just five matches, they are the kings of the La Liga table. Their rivals, Atletico Madrid, are wrestling with expectations, having gathered only seven points from four outings.

However, a glance at the recent form doesn’t tell the entire story. Atletico’s clash against Sevilla was pushed due to inclement weather, so they do have a game up their sleeve. Starting their campaign with a splendid 3-1 win over Granada, they’ve faced challenges with a recent defeat to Valencia, but also enjoyed a high-scoring win against Rayo Vallecano. Their near-win against Lazio in the Champions League recently was thwarted in the dying moments by a stunning equaliser.


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On the other hand, Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid are buzzing with confidence. They have dispatched teams like Athletic Bilbao, Almeria, Celta Vigo, Getafe, and Real Sociedad in their remarkable league run and opened their Champions League journey with a narrow victory over Union Berlin.

Key Players to Watch

For Atletico, a host of players including Thomas Lemar and Rodrigo De Paul will be absent, but they’ll be buoyed if Koke can prove his fitness. The potential duo of Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata upfront is a tantalising prospect.

Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham has had a blistering start with the club, with a tally of six goals in as many appearances. While they’ll miss the services of stalwarts like Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao, the return of Vinicius Junior adds a spring to their step.

Performance Analysis

The BettingTips4You Expert Rating indicates that among Atletico’s top performers, Rodrigo de Paul leads the chart with a score of 7.53, closely followed by Saúl Ñíguez and Antoine Griezmann. They’ve been a mixed bag this season, with an average rating of 7.03, ranking third in the league. With 2.5 goals scored per match and 49.8% ball possession, they’ve showcased a balanced style.

In contrast, Real Madrid, leading the Expert Rating charts with 7.23, have showcased their dominance. Bellingham, with an astounding 8.20, has been their standout player. Real’s gameplay is underpinned by a more possession-oriented approach, holding the ball 60.4% of the time and scoring an average of 2 goals per match.


1. Match Outcome: Real Madrid Win

It’s pivotal to set the scene by contextualising the backdrop against which these footballing titans clash. Real Madrid are enjoying a pristine season start, achieving victories in all of their initial six contests. Their form speaks of a cohesive unit, effortlessly moving the ball, notching up goals, and holding fort. In stark contrast, Atletico Madrid seem to be grappling for consistency. Their seventh-place ranking, combined with a turbulent start that saw them suffer a 3-0 loss against Valencia, elucidates their inconsistencies.

However, past performance doesn’t solely dictate future outcomes. It’s essential to delve deeper. A glimpse into the respective line-ups reveals that Atletico will be without several key players, such as Thomas Lemar and Rodrigo De Paul, due to injuries. This setback could inadvertently create a void in the midfield, making it challenging to retain possession or create significant goal-scoring opportunities against a robust Real side.

On the other side, Real Madrid, even though they’ve been dealing with injuries, have exhibited depth in their squad, which has been demonstrated by their performance in recent games. Furthermore, Jude Bellingham’s rise as an influential player cannot be overlooked. With six goals in as many appearances, his dynamism is likely to play a pivotal role in the outcome of this match.

2. Correct Score: 2-1 in Favour of Real Madrid

For a proper correct score prediction, it’s pertinent to analyse the offensive and defensive tendencies of both teams. Real Madrid’s attacking statistics are impressive. They’ve been averaging a score of 2 goals per game, while only conceding 0.6. This statistic not only demonstrates their goal-scoring prowess but also their defensive solidity.

In the same breath, Atletico Madrid, despite their hiccups, have been showing an average score rate of 2.5 goals per match but also conceding 1 goal on average. While these stats might lean in favour of a high-scoring game, it’s crucial to remember that derbies are often tight, contested matches.

Given the urgency for Atletico to make a statement, and Real Madrid’s in-form defence, a 2-1 scoreline seems plausible. This result acknowledges both Real’s potent attack and Atletico’s determination to find the net, even if just once.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: Jude Bellingham

No prediction can ignore the meteoric rise of Jude Bellingham. The young England international has seamlessly transitioned into La Liga, making an indelible mark with his goal-scoring ability. Having netted six times in as many appearances, Bellingham’s form is impossible to overlook.

His scoring rate, combined with his versatility as a midfielder, means he often finds himself in advantageous positions, ready to capitalise. Atletico’s defence, already burdened with the absence of key players, may find it challenging to contain an in-form Bellingham. Given his current trajectory, betting on him to find the net once again seems a smart, well-informed punt.




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