Atletico Madrid go up against Real Madrid in the La Liga 2022-23 at the Civitas Metropolitano on September 19, 2022. The match will start at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Atletico are currently seventh on the La Liga points table this season with 10 points in five matches. The hosts' only defeat came against Villarreal at Civitas Metropolitano by a 2-0 scoreline. However, Atleti won their next two home matches, 4-1 against Celta Vigo in La Liga and 2-1 against FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League. Stefan Savic and Sergio Reguilion are set to miss the Madrid derby due to injury concerns.
Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 10 matches in all competitions, including nine wins in a row. The visitors beat RB Leipzig 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League in their last match this season. The Los Blancos won the La Liga title in the 2021-22 season. Karim Benzema is unlikely to start in the Madrid derby due to an injury he picked up against Celtic on matchday 1 of the UCL campaign.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid La Liga 2022-23 odds
Parimatch odds: Atletico Madrid: 3.10, Real Madrid: 2.37, Draw: 3.45
Betwinner odds: Atletico Madrid: 3.11, Real Madrid: 2.26, Draw: 3.44
Betway odds: Atletico Madrid: 3.20, Real Madrid: 2.25, Draw: 3.40
10CRIC odds: Atletico Madrid: 3.14, Real Madrid: 2.32, Draw: 3.46
Bet365 odds: Atletico Madrid: 3.10, Real Madrid: 2.30, Draw: 3.40
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid head-to-head
Real Madrid have a slight edge against Atletico Madrid in recent times. The Los Blancos have won eight and drawn seven of the last 20 matches between the two sides. Atleti have won five.
Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in 2014 and 2016.
Atletico won his fixture in La Liga last season thanks to Yannick Carrasco’s first-half penalty.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid La Liga 2022-23 squads
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak (goalkeeper), Ivo Grbic (goalkeeper), Mario Hermoso, Felipe, Jose Maria Gimenez, Axel Witsel, Reinildo Isnard Mandava, Sergio Reguilon, Marcos Llorente, Koke (captain), Geoffrey Kondogbia, Nahuel Molina, Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Lemar, Angel Correra, Matheus Cunha, Antoine Griezmann, Rodrigo de Paul, Saul Niguez, Alvaro Morata, Joao Felix.
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper), Andriy Lunin (goalkeeper), Nacho Fernandez, Jesus Vallejo, Alvaro Odriozola, Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao, Daniel Carvajal, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, Dani Ceballos, Toni Kroos, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, Eden Hazard, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid probable starting lineups
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak (goalkeeper); Jose Maria Gimenez, Axel Witsel, Reinildo Isnard Mandava; Marcos Llorente, Koke (captain), Geoffrey Kondogbia, Rodrigo de Paul, Yannick Carrasco; Alvaro Morata, Joao Felix.
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper); Daniel Carvajal, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga; Federico Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid combined fantasy XI La Liga 2022-23
Jan Oblak (goalkeeper); Daniel Carvajal, Jose Maria Gimenez, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Rodrigo de Paul, Eduardo Camavinga; Alvaro Morata, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior.
Atletico Madrid top picks and players to watch vs Real Madrid La Liga 2022-23
Alvaro Morata: The Spaniard has netted three goals in La Liga this season. Morata had a fruitful spell at Real Madrid, scoring 31 goals in 85 appearances for Los Blancos. His movement in the box can make life difficult for the defenders of his former club.
Rodrigo de Paul: The Argentine international has had a productive start to his second season with Atleti, following his €35 million move to the Spanish capital last season. De Paul has registered one goal and an assist in five games and with his long-range shooting and playmaking abilities, the 28-year-old possesses a great threat to the Los Blancos.
Real Madrid top picks and players to watch vs Atletico Madrid La Liga 2022-23
Vinicius Junior: Real Madrid’s no. 20 has been one of the best players in La Liga this season and he will be the top pick in this game. Vinicius made 27 goal-contributions in the league last season and the Brazilian winger has carried on his good form with four goals and an assist in five games this season. Vinicius’ trickery and creativity on the ball will be key to Real Madrid’s success in this derby.
Rodrygo: The 21-year-old Real Madrid striker has challenged Karim Benzema for the lone striker’s spot this season and has fared well with two goals and two assists in La Liga 2022-23. Rodrygo’s all-round ability in the box and Benzema’s niggle will give the Brazilian the nod to start in this match. Rodrygo has also averaged 2.3 key passes this season, making him a major threat to the Atleti backline.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid La Liga 2022-23 prediction
Real Madrid have a perfect record in La Liga this season and have been the team to beat in this competition for the last couple of years. The visitors have a higher winning probability in the Madrid derby and their offensive and defensive stability this season makes them likelier to seal the win.
Meanwhile, Atletico have had a good run of results in the Madrid derby at home. The odds are not in favour of the hosts, however, they are expected to challenge the league leaders in this encounter.