Atletico Madrid host arch-rivals Real Madrid for their La Liga 2021-22 Matchday 35 clash at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the wee hours of Monday, May 9. The match will kick off at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Under Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid have already won the La Liga title after securing 81 points from 34 matches, 15 points clear of second-placed FC Barcelona. This is Los Blancos’ 35th La Liga title, the most by any club in the top-tier Spanish league.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid have been far from their best, registering 18 wins, seven draws and nine defeats in the ongoing edition so far. Diego Simeone’s men have secured 61 points from 34 matches and are currently placed fourth in the La Liga 2021-22 standings.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid odds for La Liga 2021-22
Atlético Madrid: 2.06
Real Madrid: 3.65
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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid recent form
Atletico Madrid will look to bounce back after suffering a 0-2 defeat against Athletic Club in their previous fixture in the La Liga. Atletico have been in poor form recently, securing just a solitary win in their last five matches in all competitions.
Newly crowned champions Real Madrid, on the other hand, head into the Madrid derby after defeating Manchester City 6-5 on aggregate in their UEFA Champions League 2021-22 semi-final tie to set-up a mouth-watering summit clash against Liverpool. The Los Blancos also thrashed Espanyol 4-0 in their last La Liga fixture and are currently on a five-match unbeaten streak domestically.
Last five matches in La Liga
Atletico Madrid: L, D, W, L, W
Real Madrid: W, W, W, W, W
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid head-to-head
Real Madrid have dominated Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby in La Liga, winning 90 of the 169 matches that they have played so far. Atletico have secured 39 victories while 40 matches have ended in draws
Overall, Real Madrid have a superior head-to-head record over Atletico Madrid in all competitions, securing 113 wins in 228 matches. Atletico have managed 56 wins while 59 matches have ended in stalemates.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid prediction for La Liga 2021-22
Having already clinched the La Liga title and with the UEFA Champions League crown in sight, Real Madrid could bench a few of their star players in the upcoming Madrid derby. On the other hand, Atletico need to claim maximum points from this fixture in order to finish in the top four and secure themselves a spot in the UCL next season. Going by home advantage and overall scenario, Atletico Madrid are likely to bag maximum points from this fixture.
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