Betting. Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid [19.11.16] : bragging rights for Madrid

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Betting. Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid [19.11.16] : bragging rights for Madrid

La Liga

Matchweek 12

19.11.2016

Bet: Both Teams to Score

On Saturday, November 19, Madrid will witness an amazing clash of the local giants Atletico and Real. It is an extremely important fixture as the top spot is at stake for Zidane’s men here.

Contrary to all sports betting predictions Atletico failed to get any points in both last away games against Sevilla (0:1) and Real Socidedad (0:2). Thus, they slipped off to the 4th place in the La Liga standings. At this moment Simeone’s side has 21 points and is 6 points behind their upcoming rival. It should be mentioned that before the international break Los Colchoneros’ form wasn’t impressive. Considered to be a heavy favorite on the betting markets, Atletico got a last-minute win over Rostov in the Champions League, but the break must have refreshed the team.

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After the slump of three draws in a row, Real Madrid have considerably improved the situation. So they are now on a 4-match winning streak. In addition, the betting experts remind that Los Blancos remain the only unbeaten team in Spain. Zidane’s side sits atop of the La Liga standings with 2 points of advantage over Barcelona and 6 – over Atletico. That’s not to say that Real Madrid haven’t faltered at all. Despite the sports betting conjectures before the international break Meringues had to fight very hard in the Champions League, with Kovacic’s late goal saving a 3:3 draw in Warsaw.

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While choosing a bet let’s go back in history. It should be taken into account that Los Colchoneros are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 meetings with the Meringues. What’s more Simeone’s side is the only team that has beaten Real under the direction of Zinedine Zidane. It also worth mentioning that Atletico have a good run of form at the Vicente Calderon as they are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 La Liga games there. It is also important to say that Los Blancos are lucky to see Modric and Ramos fully fit, but at the same time Morata and Kroos have long-time injuries and Casemiro isn’t ready for 100%. As for Simeone, according to the sports betting companies, he doesn’t have any selection concerns. Even in spite of a small foot injury, Griezmann is expected to start with Gameiro up front.     

No wonder, the bookmakers don’t name a clear favorite of this battle: Atletico Madrid – 2,50, Draw – 3,35, Real Madrid – 2,90. This match promises to be tough and intense and has all the hallmarks of the low-scoring game. So you can try to bet on “Total Goals under 2,75” (1,69). On the other hand, you should remember that Atletico failed to keep clean sheets in the last two La Liga fixtures at home while Real scored at least 2 goals in 20 of their last 23 La Liga encounters. That is why it is advisable to look closely at the bet “Both Teams to Score” (1.75). Besides, “Atletico, Draw no Bet” (1,79) is also worth your attention.