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Atletico vs Real: Team news, Probable line-ups & Predictions

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/02/2019

The El Derbi Madrileño is back as Atletico and Real Madrid resume their fierce rivalry on Saturday at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The two Madrid-based teams are playing catch-up with Barcelona who sit in the top position on the La Liga table with eight points ahead of Real Madrid and six above Atletico Madrid.

A defeat for either side would severely dent their hopes of reeling in Barcelona, so Saturday's El Derbi Madrileño will have an added edge - as if it ever needed it.

TEAM NEWS:

ATLETICO NEWS:

Diego Simeone miss the defeat against Real Betis he could be available for the derby, Koke Resurreccion and Saul Niguez could make a return back to the line-up but Diego Costa and Stefan Savic remain unavailable for the clash against Real Madrid.

REAL MADRID:

Los Blancos would be with Marcos Llorente and Lucas Zidane for the Saturday's El Derbi Madrileño at the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium.

HEAD TO HEAD:

The derby on Saturday is the 162nd La Liga meeting between the two teams throughout history and Madrid lead the head-to-head 86 wins to Atletico's 39, with the further 38 fixtures finishing all square.

RECENT FORM:

ATLETICO MADRID:

Diego Simeone’s team have been consistent this season so far in the La Liga, but their last game ended in a defeat against Real Betis at the Benito Villamarin aside that defeat Atletico Madrid has experience go run of form so far in their last previous La Liga games.

REAL MADRID:

Los Blancos are gradually moving on in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era, the team is gradually finding its rhythm under Santiago Solari in the La Liga, though they started the year poorly but their recent victories have brought back the team confidence.

Real Madrid has won four in their last five La Liga games.

PREDICTIONS:

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid

PROBABLE LINE-UPS:

ATLETICO MADRID:

Oblak, Arias, Gimenez, Godin, L. Hernandez, Lemar, Thomas, R. Hernandez, Saul, Griezmann, Morata

REAL MADRID:

Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Vazquez, Benzema, Vinicius
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