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

Luka Modric and Karim Benzema of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Villarreal CF at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on May 22, 2021
Luka Modric and Karim Benzema of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Villarreal CF at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on May 22, 2021

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will lock horns in La Liga‘s Madrid derby on Sunday night.

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu

Key statistics

  • Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last five home games against Atletico Madrid in La Liga ( W2 D3)
  • Atletico haven’t managed a single victory in their last seven games against Real Madrid, their longest winless run in the derby under Diego Simeone.
  • It will be the 169th derby in La Liga, with Real Madrid boasting an impressive record of 89 wins as opposed to Atletico’s 39.
  • Los Blancos sit at the top of the table with 39 points, with Atletico trailing them at fourth place by 10 points.

Head to Head record

Real Madrid are miles ahead of Atletico Madrid in terms of head to head, winning 89 out of 169 games in the derby in La Liga. Los Rojiblancos have managed only 39 victories.

Latest performances in all competitions

Real Madrid: W W W W W

Atletico Madrid: W L W L W

Real Madrid

Real Madrid are coming on the back of a 2-0 victory over Inter Milan in the Champions League, with Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio providing the winning goals.

Now they will look to extend their nine-match winning streak across all competition when they host rivals Atletico Madrid in the derby.

Real are proving to be unstoppable in La Liga, as they are ten points clear at the top of the table. ( 39 points)

Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior have contributed to almost half of the goals for Madrid this season, with the duo involved in 31 goals in La Liga.

Benzema missed the Inter game due to hamstring concerns but Carlo Ancelotti has stated that the French man would be ready for the derby.

Possible Real Madrid line-up: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior

Injured: Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Atletico Madrid 

It has been an inconsistent season for defending La Liga champions so far but they must be in high spirits after the victory over Porto in the Champions League.

Atletico were put in a must-win situation in their final group stage game to progress to the knockouts. As it turned out, Los Rojiblancos thrashed Porto 3-0, with Antoine Griezmann and Argentine stars Angel Correa, Rodrigo de Paul finding the score sheet.

Diego Simeone‘s men would look to build on the impressive victory when they face arch-rivals Real Madrid in La Liga.

Atletico have been the inferior side in the last few derbies but they would look to turn their fortunes this time around.

Luis Suarez remains doubtful for the clash after picking up an injury against Porto.

Possible Atletico Madrid line-up

Jan Oblak; Luis Felipe, Jose Gimenez, Mario Hermoso; Fernando Llorente, Thomas Lemar, Koke, Rodrigo de Paul, Yannick Carrasco; Antoine Griezmann, Matheus Cunha

Injured: Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic

Doubtful: Luis Suarez

Suspended: None


Real Madrid 1 – 1 Atletico Madrid