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MATCH PREVIEW – Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid on Saturday which will be the first of a number of tough matches for Real Madrid

Written by Bertel Østergaard. April 7, 2017 

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will clash together in the 31st round of this La Liga campaign at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane gave rest to a lot of his key players against Leganes in the mid-week, which they won comfortable with four goals against 2. Alvaro Morata took the maximum advantage of the opportunity in the starting lineup and scored a hattrick.

Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Karim Benzema were all rested in the mid-week and will be 100% ready for the clash against Atletico Madrid. Although, Real Madrid will be missing Raphael Varane due to injury.

The win against Leganes was Real Madrid’s sixth consecutive victory and will meet their city rivals in an excellent form.

Atletico Madrid have been in a decent form of their own lately. They will just as Real Madrid have Champions League legs on Wednesday to think about, but will certainly give their best.

Atletico have only conceded a single goal in their last six matches in all competitions, and it will be very interesting to see if Atletico Madrid will be able to keep this great form against Real Madrid, who has one of the best attacking lines in the world.

Atletico will be missing one of their main strikers, Kevin Gameiro due to injury.

Head to head, Real Madrid has been the better side in the history winning 33 out of 56 legs. Earlier this season Real Madrid won 3-0 at the Vicente Calderon thanks to a hattrick from Cristiano Ronaldo.

In the previously years Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid has clashed together in the Champions League final two times. Both times has ended up with a Real Madrid victory.

The clash between the two sides will take place on Saturday with kick off at 16:15 CET at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.

 

Real Madrid (probably): Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale

Atletico Madrid (probably): Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Filipe Luis; Koke, Gabi, Saul, Carrasco; Torres, Griezmann