Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid hosts Atletico Madrid in the big derby of the 31th round of the Spanish La Liga. The match is going to be played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish capital.

The champions Real Madrid are dissapointing with their performance in La Liga this season. The Los Blancos are currently 3rd in the standings with 63 points, trailing on 13 points behind the leader Barcelona. This is absolutely not acceptable for a club like Real Madrid, so the manager Zinedine Zidane will have to think carefully at what really happened in the last one year.

Right now Real Madrid have a record of 19 wins, 6 draws and 5 defeats. In their last five matches Zidane’s boys lost once against Espanyol, but after that they enjoyed four consecutive wins in the league against Getafe, Eibar, Girona and Las Palmas.

Real Madrid’s overall performance this season is very interesting. They are doing bad in La Liga, but in same time they are dominating with an ease in the Champions League. It’s strange why they have two different faces in La Liga and the Champions League, but maybe the manager Zinedine Zidane is the man who have to answer to this.

Atletico Madrid are 2nd in La Liga at the moment, being only behind the leader Barcelona. Right now Atletico have 67 points and 4 points advantage in front of Real Madrid. This means that if Real Madrid win this game, they would make a big step towards the second place, moving on just one point behind Atletico.

In their last five matches, Atletico Madrid are a little bit inconsistent – three wins and two losses. In their last game they enjoyed a 1-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna at home, but now they wlll have much more worries against Real Madrid.