La Liga: Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Preview, Odds & Prediction

One of the biggest games of the La Liga season takes place this weekend, as Madrid rivals Real and Atletico clash on Sunday evening. It has been a contrasting start to the new season for both sides, with Real sitting top of the league standings with a perfect 100% record, while Atletico have won just three from five fixtures, as they sit seventh. However, which team will get the victory when they clash this weekend?

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Latest Odds

The BetXchange betting markets for the huge fixture this weekend are already open. Real Madrid has opened as the clear favourite in the match result odds, as the reigning Spanish and European champions are available at 27/20. Meanwhile, Atletico is a 21/10 chance to finally get their campaign started with a big victory. The draw may be a very interesting selection this weekend, and that is available at 5/2. Over 2.5 goals in the fixture is a 9/10 chance.

Match Preview

 

It has been an extremely professional start to the new La Liga season by Real Madrid, as they have picked up victories in all five matches that they have played. They are the only side in the Spanish top-flight to boast a 100% record at this stage, and they sit two points clear of Barcelona. Real has scored 15 goals in the games that they have played to this point, which means that they are averaging three goals per game. However, they may need to tighten up defensively, as they have already allowed five goals.

 

Real will be looking for a sixth victory on the bounce this weekend, as they won for the fifth game running last weekend against Mallorca. That was a comfortable evening for the home side, as they ran out 4-1 winners. Federico Valverde opened the scoring first half injury time, before second half goals were added by Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Antonio Rudiger.

 

It hasn’t exactly been the start to the season that Atletico Madrid would have been looking for. They currently sit seventh in the overall standings, as they have won three of the five games that they have played. Unlike Real, they have already suffered defeat this term. However, they have bounced back from that loss in solid form, as they have won two of their previous three fixtures.

Recent Meetings 

Atletico Madrid were 1-0 winners in the previous meeting between the sides. This weekend, they will be looking to record back-to-back wins against their arch rivals for the first time since 2015. However, Real Madrid has avoided defeat in six of the previous seven away fixtures that they have played against Atletico.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction

 

This is the most exciting fixture taking place in La Liga this weekend, and it looks set to be a high-quality affair. However, we could see Real’s perfect start to the campaign coming to an end. A draw looks a solid selection this weekend, as four of the previous seven fixtures between the sides at Atletico have ended in that result.

 

Pick: The Draw at 5/2 with BetXchange.