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Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Prediction & Betting Tips – 8th April 2018

5th April 2018 / lee
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Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid La Liga, 8th April 3.15pm

The battle for second place in La Liga will resume with the Madrid derby on the weekend. It is Atletico who are holding a four-point advantage over their city rivals and so three points in this world season the deal pretty much with just seven games to play after. Can Real Madrid pull out a big performance to blow the race wide open and get some pressure on the shoulders of Atleti?

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Betting Odds*

Real Madrid 4/5, Draw 11/4, Atlético Madrid* (Betting Odds taken at 10:39 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Betting Tips

The talk of Cristiano Ronaldo’s wonder goal in the Champions League against Juventus will go on and on. He is in some scoring form at the moment and is the 13/5 bet First Goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 3:39 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018) for this derby clash. Real Madrid are on a four-match winning streak in the league and they are on a five-match winning streak of form at the Bernabeu. They have netted at least three goals in each of those five home wins as well, but things are probably going to be a lot tighter in this one and under 2.5 goals is probably the way to swing for the game. Madrid are W10 D2 L3 this season at home in the Spanish top flight and they are averaging a shade under three goals per game. There defence has not been good though and both teams to score is worth a look really for the game. Real Madrid are without a clean sheet in their last two home games. 71% of the goals they have shipped at home have come in the second half of matches.

Atletico Madrid just needs to fend off their rivals and a draw would suit them here. They have produced fine form as you would expect from them but they have just lost their last two road games, both one-goal margin defeats at Barcelona and Villarreal, fellow top-five sides. That leaves them still with a superb W9 D3 L3 record on the road this season and they have conceded at well under a goal per game on average, having shipped just 10 goals in their fifteen road games. Their home form is much stronger at the moment at the moment, but this is such a big occasion and they have only lost one of their five games this season against top-four sides. All of those have been under 2.5 goals so that’s a good indicator of how this one will play out. In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:39 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018) and you can expect Atleti to try and stay as tight as they can in this one in the race for second place. Antoine Griezmann has been in good form recently and is an 11/5 anytime goalscorer option for them* (Betting Odds taken at 3:39 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018).

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Head to Head

There was a 0-0 between the two of them earlier this season in a pretty good battle at the Metropolitano. They have had a lot of Champions League battles recently but in the last seven La Liga meetings, is it Atletico ahead with a W3 D3 L1 record against their rival. Atletico Madrid have taken seven points from their last three league visits to the Bernabeu as well. Overall in all competitions, seven of the last ten have ended under 2.5 goals.

Who will win – Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Predictions

Not losing this is likely going to be more important for Atletico than winning it. That will make then very difficult to get the better of in this one. Atleti know how to pull it together for the big occasions so expect them to stand strong and collect a point.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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