LaLiga Derby Action at Civitas Metropolitano – Atletico Madrid face Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
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This Sunday sees Atleti go head to head with RMA at Civitas Metropolitano – Kick-off 9:00pm GMT.

RMA go to Civitas Metropolitano with Champion’s League dreams for next season very much alive. They currently sit in first as they take on seventh placed Atleti.

Atletico Madrid have 10 points to their name, going into this tie

Atleti will take a huge positive from their recent 4-1 win against Celta Vigo at Civitas Metropolitano.

Also, Atleti keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five matches is astonishing this season. With 10 points (3W, 1L and 1D), they are established in seventh position in the League having won three fixtures, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Playing at home, Atleti have won one game and lost one game.

Atletico Madrid will see 13 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good atacking and defensive team

Atleti have conceded four goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. This has been a good season so far for Atleti, in terms of goals scored (9). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Alvaro Morata (3), Antoine Griezmann (2), and Rodrigo De Paul (1).

Atleti are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Diego Simeone is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without five of his key players.

To retain first position in the LaLiga is R Madrid’s target this week

RMA will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against Mallorca and Real Betis. They will need this if they are to retain their run.

Also, RMA have enjoyed excellent form all season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. They are the current League leaders with 15 points, that is, 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws having won five games.

RMA have won three fixtures of their three League matches playing away this season.

The ultimate prize this season will be for R Madrid to finish top of the LaLiga and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.

RMA’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Carlo Ancelotti, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Atletico Madrid v R Madrid – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen RMA with a greater number of wins. In the last 72 meetings, they have enjoyed 37 wins, to Atleti’s 13 victories. Additionally, RMA have left Atleti with a win on seven out of eight fixtures. May 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Los Colchoneros took all three points winning 1-0.

Players to watch

For Atleti, Alvaro Morata is a top performing player who has scoredthree goals in five League matches so far, while Vinicius Junior has nettedfour goals in five League games this campaign for RMA.

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