Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | La Liga 2021-22

Marcos Llorente-Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid will resume their quest for a top-four finish this Sunday when they welcome newly crowned champions, Real Madrid, for the 229th competitive ‘El Derbi Madrileño’. 

Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid)

Key Statistics

Atletico Madrid have conceded 40+ goals in one La Liga campaign for the first time since 2011/12. 

The hosts are unbeaten in five home league games (W4, D1).

They have failed to score in four of their last five games.

Real Madrid have won their last five league away games, scoring an average of 1.2 goals per game after the 75th minute during that period.

The visitors have scored three goals in each of their last four away games.

Only Sevilla (11) have conceded fewer goals than Real Madrid (16) this season. 

Head to head

In 228 meetings between both sides, Real Madrid have 113 wins while Atletico have just 56 wins. 

Latest performances in all competitions

Atletico Madrid: L-D-W-D-L

Real Madrid: W-W-L-W-W

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome their fierce rivals Real Madrid to Wanda Metropolitano this Sunday night.

The hosts are in the midst of a two-game winless run, drawing first with Granada (0-0) two game-weeks ago before losing their last game to Athletic Bilbao (2-0).

The result has put a dent in their top-four hopes, leaving them three points behind third-placed Sevilla and just three ahead of fifth-placed Real Betis with just four games to play.

And so they will need a positive result in the 229th competitive ‘El Derbi Madrileño’ to consolidate fourth place in the table. However, their form heading into this tie doesn’t suggest that they are ready to get a result here as they have won just one of their last four league games (D1, L2).

Also, Atlético haven’t won a league H2H anywhere since 2015/16, with their last home La Liga derby win coming back in 2014/15 (D4, L2).

Despite their woes, they can still finish in second place if they can overhaul a five-point deficit to Barcelona and overtake Sevilla. And given that they are unbeaten in five home league games (W4, D1) they will fancy their chances here.

Possible Atletico Madrid starting line-up

Jan Oblak; Marcos Llorente, Felipe Monteiro, Stefan Savic, Renan Lodi; Koke, Rodrigo De Paul, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Yannick Carrasco; Joao Felix, Angel Correa.

Injured: Thomas Lemar

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: Mario Hermoso and Reinildo Mandava 

Real Madrid 

Real Madrid’s remarkable season continued last Wednesday as they dramatically beat Manchester City to book their place in the Champions League final where they will meet Liverpool.

The visitors, who have already won the Spanish Supercup, also secured their 35th La Liga title last weekend when they defeated Espanyol 4-0.

And so, they come into this with a lot of confidence and will look to inflict further misery on their fierce rivals. 

Given that they have won their last five league away games, even scoring an average of 1.2 goals per game after the 75th minute during that period, they will fancy their chances of doing just that.

Possible Real Madrid starting line-up

Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, David Alaba, Nacho, Ferland Mendy; Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Eduardo Camavinga; Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema.

Injured: Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard

Doubtful: Eder Militao

Suspended: None 


Atletico Madrid 2-3 Real Madrid