Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu (Spain)
Referee: Cesar Soto Grado
Prediction for the match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, which will take place on January 26. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Real Madrid continues to fight for several trophies this season, but one recently slipped away when they lost 1:3 to Barcelona in the decisive match for the Spanish Super Cup. Very soon, they will continue their title defense in the Champions League, but in the meantime, they can focus on the La Liga and Spanish Cup. After the international break, the team showed promising results, but they failed to score in the game with Villarreal, losing 1:2. They managed to win the rest of their games. Still, the capital club remains in second place in the standings, three points behind Barcelona.
If you look at the tournament position of Atletico in the championship, everything is not so bad. The Madrid team is in fourth place, which allows them to count on qualifying for the Champions League, and the fight for the championship is hardly worth thinking about. Nevertheless, the gap between the leader of the team is too solid - 13 points. Atletico Madrid has suffered far too many points losses in the first half of the season and must now beat their pursuers. Nevertheless, they beat Valladolid 3:0 on home soil in the last round, which should give them some confidence on the eve of the battle with Real Madrid in the Spanish Cup.
Expert Betting Tips
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are two of Spain's top clubs, but Carlo Ancelotti's squad is the clear favorite in the upcoming battle. The Italian specialist's charges are performing significantly better in La Liga, having collected ten points more than their opponents. They also look more confident in their friendlies, having won three matches in a row with a score of 5:0 in their native walls. As a result, a bet on the victory of Real Madrid with the odds of about 1.98 is inevitable.
We shouldn't expect high productivity from the upcoming confrontation. Real Madrid and Atletico have been playing extremely close and pragmatic matches in recent years. In their previous eight head-to-head encounters, the opponents scored a combined total of 11 goals (1.38 goals per game on average), and the total over was reached only once (13%) and only once in a Primera Division match. Now the Madrid derby will be in the Spanish Cup, where any mistake will be even more expensive, so the best option for the prediction seems to be the total under 2.5 goals at odds close to 1.85, and separately we should bet on Federico Valverde's goal for 5.00.