Real Madrid vs Atlético de Madrid – La Liga: What a big performance by
Real Madrid last Tuesday, in Turin, where they got a victory by 3 unanswered goals.
Against a Juventus that was unable to get on the fight for the Champions League’s semi-finals. However, in La Liga, the team isn’t always that decisive. This match, still has a very special taste to it.
The Merengues might get closer to Atlético de Madrid, and the 2nd place, which would set the tone for Real to finish on a worthier position. In the middle of a Champions League tie, what weight will that have?
For Atlético, the European round was also played with some tranquility, with the team beating Sporting by 2 unanswered goals, in the Europa League.
A lot less time to rest might force Diego Simeone to consider some of his options, but the Colchoneros will have much less to play for on this match that is one of the biggest derbies in Spanish football. For them, a draw should be enough to ensure they will finish in 2nd place.
This encounter is played on a special context. Both teams look to be well on their way onto the next round of their respective European competitions (more Real than Atlético, still), and they need a win in La Liga to get immediately closer to their objectives in La Liga (Real much more than Atlético as well).
If the Colchoneros might think about managing the momentum of some of their players, Real Madrid shouldn’t look for that option, trying to ensure a victory on the derby that would give them a different hope on the remaining matches of La Liga.
Real Madrid vs Atlético de Madrid – Betting Tip and Prediction:
We are, this way, upon a match where the initiative and the favouritism is in the side of Real Madrid.
The team led by Zinedine Zidane, on the bench, and Cristiano Ronaldo, on the pitch, will also benefit from the excitement of their crowd after what happened in Turin.