Real Madrid will clash with Atletico Madrid in the Madrid Derby this Sunday as they look to secure all three points at the Wanda Metropolitano. Los Blancos managed to earn an impressive 4-1 win away at home last weekend. On the other hand, Diego Simeone’s squad managed to earn a 1-0 victory over Valencia in their last La Liga fixture.
Earlier in the midweek, Atletico recorded a 2-0 loss to Bayern Leverkusen while the European Champions earned a 2-0 victory over RB Leipzig in the UCL group stages. We can expect both of them to fancy their chances of securing maximum points this weekend.
Real Madrid Vs Atletico Madrid: Talking Tactics
Carlo Ancelotti will opt for the 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make some changes to his first XI in this game. Both Toni Kroos and Ferland Mendy will play from the start as Nacho Fernandez and Eduardo Camavinga take a spot on the bench.
Diego Simeone would probably utilise the 3-5-2 formation with a three-man defence at the backline. Joao Felix would return to the frontline alongside Alvaro Morata to continue as a two-man strike team while Thomas Lemar gets the nod over Koke in midfield.
Los Blancos will remain without Karim Benzema and Eder Militao for this clash due to injuries. Furthermore, Alvaro Odriozola and Lucas Vasquez will also miss out due to the former being assessed for a muscular issue and the latter suffering a thigh problem.
Los Blancos Predicted XI
Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius.
Atletico will remain without Stefan Savic and Sergio Reguilon for this weekend as well, as they find themselves in the treatment room. Jan Oblak and Jose Gimenez remain doubtful after not showing up for the European contest in the midweek but they haven’t been ruled out for this fixture.
Atletico Predicted XI
Grbic; Witsel, Reinildo, Hermoso; Molina, Llorente, Lemar, De Paul, Niguez; Morata, Felix.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Streaming Links
|United Kingdom||Premier Player HD, LaLigaTV, Premier Sports 1|
|India||MTV India, Sports18 HD, Sports18, Voot Select|
|Canada||TSN App, TSN.ca|
|Spain||DAZN, DAZN LaLiga|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports, beIN Sports Connect New Zealand|