Real Madrid
Real Madrid
VS
Atlético Madrid
Atlético Madrid
Spain
Spain
Primera División
12.12.2021
21:00
Ended
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Santiago Bernabéu
Madrid

Real Madrid CF - Atlético de Madrid betting tip & odds comparison 12.12.2021

Betting Tip for matchday 17 of the 2021/2022 Primera División between Real Madrid CF and Atlético de Madrid. The game will be played at Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid, Spain) on 12.12.2021 at 21:00.

The first “El Madrileno” or Madrid Derby of this season goes down this Sunday evening when Real Madrid lock horns with their cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid with the race for the La Liga title starting to heat up.

Los Blancos leads the pack after a sizzling start to the season. They have a 10 point cushion over their neighbours who have a game in hand as they embark on reclaiming the title that Atleti won last season.

With so much riding on this game, we can expect a thriller here to close a weekend of exciting derbies across Europe. Our preview and bet tips today will turn the spotlight on 22Bet App and Yangasport prices.

REAL MADRID

Real have been in tremendous form to begin the season. A 2-0 win over Inter Milan in their final Champions League was their ninth successive win across all competitions, a run that has seen them catapult to the top of La Liga and through to the round of 16 in the Champions League as group winners.

It’s not just the winning but how they are doing it that is really captivating. Carlo Ancelotti has built an offensive juggernaut on his second coming to the club. They have scored an impressive 37 goals in their 16 league games thus far, which is 10 goals than the 2nd best attack in the league that just happens to be the visitors.

Unfortunately for Ancelotti, he is likely to be without his leading goal-getter, the evergreen Kareem Benzema who is nursing a thigh injury. That said, he still has great depth in the squad and will push to create an even bigger cushion at the top with a win here.

ATLETICO MADRID

Atletico’s defence of their La Liga title has literally been non-existent this season. They have wildly inconsistent, failing to win back to back league games since winning the first two to open the new season. Their return of 29 points from 15 games has them sitting in 4th place, 10 points adrift of the hosts, albeit with a game in hand.

The one glaring drop-off from their title-winning season has been their defensive frailty. Diego Simeone sides have always been built on the back of solid defenses but their start to the season has been anything but solid. They have only kept two clean sheets in their last 11 games.

That said, they showed terrific determination to salvage their Champions League campaign that looked dead in the water coming into the last round matches. Simeone will be looking to build on that here.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

REAL MADRID

  • Courtois
  • Carvajal
  • Militao
  • Alaba
  • Mendy
  • Modric
  • Casemiro
  • Kroos
  • Asensio
  • Jovic
  • Vinicius
  • COACH: Carlo Ancelotti
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Benzema (Thigh), Bale (Calf), Bale (Nose), Ceballos (Ankle)

ATLETICO MADRID

  • Oblak
  • Kondogbia
  • Hermoso
  • Renan
  • Lodi
  • Llorente
  • Carrasco
  • De Paul
  • Koke
  • Lemar
  • Griezmann
  • Correa
  • COACH: Diego Simeone
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Vrsaljko (Head), Suarez (Muscle), Jimenez (Muscle), Savic (Head)

REAL MADRID VS ATLETICO MADRID PREDICTIONS

Real Madrid have been making mincemeat of their opponents but as always, the Madrid derby is a different kettle of fish altogether. Their recent meetings have been incredibly close and despite Atleti’s struggles on the defensive end this season, they will turn it up a notch here. Reals offensive outbursts have been majorly driven by the incredible form Benzema has been in. Now that he is set to miss, they could potentially find it hard to carve open a well-drilled Atletic defence. The last 5 straight derbies have been pretty low scoring and given the stakes at play here, we anticipate another low scoring encounter and for our opening tip, we are going for Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.86 with Yangasport Nigeria.

As is tradition for most derbies, there is no love between these two teams. Cards should definitely be on the agenda here. Atleti have picked up at least 3 bookings in their last 4 straight H2H games. A repeat of that here pays @ 1.53 with 22Bet First Deposit Bonus and we are snapping it up as our final La Liga prediction.

Performance

Real Madrid
Real Madrid
Last games

Real Madrid performance of the last 4 home matches

Victories
100%
Over 2.5
50%
Atlético Madrid
Atlético Madrid
Last games

Atlético Madrid performance of the last 6 away matches

Victories
66%
Over 2.5
33%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
0
1
Real Madrid
Real Madrid CF
86 38 26 8 4 80 31 49
0
2
FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
73 38 21 10 7 68 38 30
0
3
Atlético Madrid
Atlético de Madrid
71 38 21 8 9 65 43 22
0
4
Sevilla FC
Sevilla FC
70 38 18 16 4 53 30 23
0
5
Betis Sevilla
Real Betis Sevilla
65 38 19 8 11 62 40 22
0
6
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad de Futbol
62 38 17 11 10 40 37 3
0
7
Villarreal CF
Villarreal CF
59 38 16 11 11 63 37 26
0
8
Athletic Club
Athletic Club Bilbao
55 38 14 13 11 43 36 7
2
9
Valencia FC
Valencia CF
48 38 11 15 12 48 53 -5
1
10
CA Osasuna
C. A. Osasuna
47 38 12 11 15 37 51 -14
1
11
Celta Vigo
RC Celta de Vigo
46 38 12 10 16 43 43 0
0
12
Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano
42 38 11 9 18 39 50 -11
1
13
Elche CF
Elche CF
42 38 11 9 18 40 52 -12
1
14
Espanyol Barcelona
RCD Espanyol
42 38 10 12 16 40 53 -13
0
15
Getafe CF
Getafe FC
39 38 8 15 15 33 41 -8
1
16
RCD Mallorca
RCD Mallorca
39 38 10 9 19 36 63 -27
1
17
Cádiz CF
Cádiz CF
39 38 8 15 15 35 51 -16
2
18
Granada FC
Granada CF
38 38 8 14 16 44 61 -17
0
19
Levante
Levante UD
35 38 8 11 19 51 76 -25
0
20
Deportivo Alavés
Club Deportivo Alavés
31 38 8 7 23 31 65 -34
Legend
  • Champions League
  • Europa League
  • Europa Conference League Quali.
  • Abstieg