Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
Competition – Spanish Primera
Stadium – Wanda Metropolitano
Date: 7th March 2021
Kick-off time – 15:15 GMT
Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will square up at the Wanda Metropolitano this Sunday in what is the second Madrid derby of this season’s La Liga campaign.
After a run of three games without a win, Diego Simeone’s men were back to winning ways last Sunday, winning two-nil against Villareal. They are ahead of their rivals by five points after 24 games and can extend the lead to eight should they win on Sunday.
They will hope to make it two wins in two for the first time since January when they won four in a row in all competitions.
However, their record against Real Madrid does not inspire enough confidence as they have failed to score against Los Blancos in four of their last five meetings in all competitions. In that period, they lost three times and drew on one occasion with their last win in a competitive match coming in a Champions League game in 2017.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid are entering this tie as the more confident team and they can reduce Atletico’s lead at the top to two points if they win here. Despite trailing their visitors by over nine points at some point in the season, Los Blancos can blow the league wide open if they produce a brilliant performance at the Wanda Metropolitano this Sunday.
They hold a psychological advantage over their rivals who are yet to win or even score against them in the last four tries and they head into this tie unbeaten in their last seven competitive matches, winning five times in that period (D2).
They will fancy their chances against this Atletico side who seem to crumble anytime they face Real Madrid.
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