Derby day it will be in matchday 7 in the Spanish La Liga when capital side heavyweights Real Madrid clash with bitter neighbors Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu in a heavily anticipated clash.
Real Madrid will be counting on their ever vibrant home base to get the job done against a rock solid Atletico Madrid side.
Los Blancos will be itching to bounce back from their embarrassing 3-0 loss away to Sevilla in midweek and turn against their fellow City rivals in style.
Julen Lopetugui charges will be keen to get back to winning ways to claim the top spot in the La Liga standings currently held by Barcelona thanks to the superior goal difference compared to the latter.
The Champions League defending champions have won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five matches coming into the clash.
Atletico Madrid visits across neighbors hoping to pile more misery on them by clinching the vital three points.
Diego Simeone charges head into the match in high spirits after thrashing newcomers 3-0 in midweek craving for more of the same against their archrivals.
The Rojiblancos head into the match in decent form having won three, lost one and drawn one of their last five matches to sit third in the La Liga standings two points below their City rivals.
Real will be counting on their lethal frontline comprising of Spanish forward Marco Asensio, French goal poacher Karim Benzema and Welsh marksman Gareth Bale to fire them past the stubborn Atletico Madrid side.
Atletico will be relying on the speedy French goal machine Antoine Griezzmann to torment the hosts’ defense.
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Atletico Madrid has won two, Real won one and one draw registered between the two sides in their last five matches.