Real Madrid will travel to the Civitas Metropolitan Stadium to face Atletico Madrid for the first Madrid Derby of the season. Atletico Madrid are currently in seventh place in the La Liga standings and have been inconsistent so far this season. The home side played out a 1-1 draw against Lazio this week but would like to pick a win against their fierce winner.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, are sitting in the 3rd spot of the league table at the moment and have been in impressive form this season. Los Blancos edged Union Berlin to a 1-0 victory in their previous game in the UCL and will look to achieve a similar result this weekend to reclaim the top spot. Barcelona reached the top after a comeback victory against Celta Vigo while Girona moved to second place after a huge win against Mallorca.
Real Madrid are in the third spot with 15 points in their 5 games while Barcelona and Girona have already played this week's games and they are sitting in the top two with 16 points in 6 matches. Los Blancos would like to take their spot back with a convincing win against Atletico Madrid.
Atletico also need a win to get their momentum back and get themselves on the way alongside Barcelona and Real Madrid for the title charge. They were very poor against Valencia in their last La Liga game and will be very eager to get something from the match.
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Real Madrid have a good all-over record against Atletico Madrid. They have won 115 out of the 232 matches played between the two teams, while Atletico Madrid have recorded only 57 victories. After an unbeaten run of six matches against Real Madrid in La Liga, Atletico Madrid have won only one of their last 14 such games in the competition.
Real Madrid won their previous away game against Atletico Madrid in La Liga. They could become only the second team after Levante to win consecutive such games against Los Colchoneros since 2022. Atletico Madrid have found the back of the net in each of their last 11 Madrid derbies and can achieve a record in this regard this weekend. Real Madrid scored 298 goals in their 172 matches against Atletico Madrid in La Liga and could become only the second La Liga team to score 300 goals in local derbies.
Atletico Madrid La Liga form:
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The host suffered a 2-1 defeat to their rivals in the match last season, but their only league success in the Madrid derby since February 2016 did come at home, recording a 1-0 victory at Wanda Metropolitano during the 2021-22 campaign.
Atletico will definitely be without the services of Thomas Lemar, Caglar Soyuncu, Reinildo, Rodrigo De Paul, and Barrios for the Madrid derby. Koke and Memphis Depay have also faced late fitness tests Barrios's injury occurred against Lazio during the week and Koke will be there to replace him. Jose Gimenez should also come into the side. Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata are set to operate as the front two for this match, with Samuel Lino retaining his spot as the left-sided wing-back.
"We all have a very big motivation to win. I can't wait to win titles with the Atleti shirt and so can my teammates, we know how we have to face this group stage and all the competitions we play, we have a great team and the dynamic, despite the game the other day in Valencia, is very positive and we have a lot of confidence in the group."Diego Pablo Simeone, manager of Atletico Madrid
Meanwhile, Real Madrid have not exactly been at their free-flowing best early this season, but they have impressively dealt with injuries to some key players and have shown their character by winning each of their last four matches by narrow victories.
Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao are out due to long-term knee injuries. Dani Carvajal is also out with a muscular problem. Arda Guler and Vinicius Junior both are back in training and Vini Jr. has been named in the squad after recovering from a hamstring issue. Lucas Vazquez is more likely to continue at right-back.
Luka Modric and Toni Kroos will both potentially miss out on spots in the XI, with Federico Valverde, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Eduardo Camavinga expected to play behind Bellingham.
"There's always a good atmosphere around the place before a big game like tomorrow. We're excited and hungry, focused on going up against opposition with lots of quality. Excitement for putting in a good performance is the overriding feeling, to continue the good run. We want to take the points as we're trying to win LaLiga, not just to make life hard for Atlético."– Carlo Ancelotti, manager of Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid's possible starting lineup:
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