Matchday 6 in La Liga is headlined by the Madrid Derby on Sunday. Atletico Madrid will play host to the champions Real Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano. Here we have Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid prediction, team news, lineup, start time, and where to watch live.
- Competition: La Liga (2022-2023)
- Matchday: 6 of 38
- Fixture: Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
- Date: Sunday, 18 Sept. 2022
- Start Time: 9:00 pm local time (GMT+2)
- Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano
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The La Liga and European Champions Real Madrid are keeping a perfect record this season. They have ticked all their matches.
Real Madrid beat Mallorca in Santiago Bernabeu in their last La Liga outings. Despite Benzema unavailable, they swept away Mallorca by 4-1 goals.
Los Blancos are fresh off a 2-0 victory over Leipzig in the Champions League. They kept it late as Fede Valverde broke the deadlock in the 80′. Marco Asensio scored another after 90′ to seal the match.
Elsewhere, Atletico Madrid suffered a contrasting fate in their European Campaign. They conceded two goals in the last six minutes against Bayer Leverkusen to lose the away match by 2-0 goals.
However, Diego Simeone’s side cruised past Celta Vigo by 4-1 goals at home in their last La Liga match. They have won three, lost one, and drawn one in the league.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Team News
Lucas Vazquez was forced off due to a muscle strain in their 4-1 win against Mallorca. The injury would keep him off.
Both Karim Benzema and Eder Militao got injured in their Champions League opener against Celtic. Eder Militao is ruled out for this one.
The Ballon d’Or contender Karim Benzema could be a big miss in the Madrid Derby. It seems too early for him to return in this would-be physical clash.
Atletico Madrid could be without their starting goalkeeper Jan Oblak. He got a knock in their 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad in La Liga. He is a doubt for this one.
Moreover, Diego Simeone will also be without Jose Gimenez and Stefan Savic. Antoine Griezmann could start on the bench.
Real Madrid Starting XI (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius
Atletico Madrid Starting XI (3-5-2): Grbic; Witsel, Hermoso, Reinildo; Molina, Llorente, Koke, De Paul, Carrasco; Morata, Felix
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction
Regardless of the recent forms, the Madrid Derby never disappoints. The fans will be up for a treat at Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday night.
Real Madrid will look to continue their 100% record this season by winning this one. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid will look to gain more momentum in La Liga this season by defeating their arch-rivals.
It won’t be easy for the champions to come out with all three points amid a wild crowd. Moreover, they could be without Karim Benzema.
We predict Real Madrid’s perfect record ends tonight. Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid.