Atletico Madrid will entertain Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday night as both sides look to secure a win in the Madrid derby. Atletico suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of Athletic Bilbao earlier this month which will dampen their spirits ahead of this game. In contrast, Los Blancos engineered a great come-from-behind win versus Manchester City which will give them a lot of momentum going into this weekend.
Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid: Talking Tactics
Diego Simeone could opt for a 5-4-1 formation and will ask his men to sit deep and soak in all the pressure before trying to catch their rivals off-guard on the counter.
Carlo Ancelotti will set his side up in a familiar 4-3-3 formation and might instruct his players to enjoy more of the ball and create enough chances to win this derby.
Joao Felix and Thomas Lemar will both miss this game because of injuries. Furthermore, Mario Hermoso and Reinildo Mandava are suspended for this derby.
Atletico Madrid Predicted XI
Oblak; Savic, Gimenez, Felipe; Llorente, De Paul, Koke, Lodi; Carrasco, Suarez, Griezmann
Eder Hazard won’t recover in time for this game. Gareth Bale, David Alaba and Eder Militao are all significant concerns ahead of this league clash in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid Predicted XI
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann will have to carry a lot of the goal-scoring workload for their team up top in the injury absence of Joao Felix.
Jan Oblak can expect a busy day, so he needs to be at the top of his game if Atletico are to secure a win this weekend.
Karim Benzema has been in red hot form of late and will be expected to score if he starts this Madrid derby. Both Eder Militao and Nacho have to find a way to keep the opposition attackers quiet during the 90 minutes.
Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid: Streaming Links
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