Real Madrid VS Atletico Madrid Match Team News & Prediction

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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Live Streaming:  Real Madrid is set to take arch city rival Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon, Madrid on Saturday, November 19, 2016. It will be the first time when both team will go against each other since Real Madrid’s victor over Atletico Madrid on the Champions League. Los Blancos outmatched Atletico Madrid two times in the three years in the final of UEFA Champions League.

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Real Madrid is top of the table where Atletico Madrid is six points away. ATM will try to win this badly to close the gaps with the table toppers at their home ground. There are numbers of injuries concern for Real Madrid and so the manager, Zinedine Zidane’s needs to adjust starting XI with bunch of new players such as Marco Asansio in this crucial Madrid derby.

Team News

Real Madrid

Keylor Navas will be the key player on the field in Saturday’s derby against Atletico. The goalkeeper didn’t show his best yet in this season so far. He came back to the side after ankle surgery. Luka Modric is back from international break of Croatia. He is ready to face Atletico Madrid in La Liga. Real Madrid’s manager, Zinedine Zidane wants to see better result in the derby.

Real will be playing without the defensive midfielder Casemiro (Broken leg) and CAM Toni Kroos (hairline crack in his fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot during Madrid’s 3-0 win over Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu on the last game).

Karim Benzema’s injury would have been a downside. But the french forward is fine to play the next match and we will see BBC trio along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Kroos is out of this game and it opens the gate for ISCO and James to fill in as they have been waiting for it in the bench for a while in this season.

Atletico Madrid will be desperate to win this match as they lost on penalities back in may. Also, there will a lot of expectation on French striker, Antoine Griezmann. He will be the difference maker on this Saturday.

Diego Godin, one of the best central defenders in the world will be playing against city rival Real Madrid after recovering from an ankle ligament injury some time ago.

Young Argentine attacking midfielder Angel Correa showed his ability in the past few games for Atletico. Would Simeone let the youngster play his biggest match against Los Blancos on Saturday?

Predicted Starting Line-ups

Real Madrid (4-3-3)

Keylor Navas; Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, James Rodriguez; Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo

Atletico Madrid (4-4-2)

Jan Oblak; Diego Godin, Filipe Luis, Juanfran, Jose Gimenez; Saul Niguez, Augusto Fernandez, Koke, Yannick Carrasco; Kevin Gameiro, Antoine Griezmann

Match Details

Date: November 19

Venue: Vicente Calderon, Madrid, Spain

Referee:Fernandez Borbalan, David, Spain

Match Timing: 19:45(Local Time), 01:15 AM (September 20) in India

Real Madrid VS Atletico Madrid: Match Predictions

Diego Simeone’s men must be ready to take revenge on Real Madrid for two loses on the Champions League finals. It has been difficult always to breakthrough Atletico’s defenses and Simeone isn’t going to make it even harder this time surely. I believe that Real Madrid is going to win this derby with 2-1 with Ronaldo and Bale and Grizemann for Atletico Madrid on the score sheet. What do you think? Who’s going to win Real Madrid VS Atletico Madrid derby?

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