Real expected to claim Madrid

The first Madrid Derby of the season is set to go down in the Spanish capital as Atletico Madrid host Real Madrid in La Liga.

Real Madrid find themselves second on the La Liga table with Barcelona one game above them. Meanwhile, Atletico sit seventh – five points behind Real Madrid – after making something of an indifferent start to the season.having taken maximum points from their opening five games.

Diego Simeone’s side head into the Madrid Derby on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

However, that was only their second loss in seven games across all competitions this term having played five league games and two Champions League clashes.

Atletico have lost just one of their five La Liga outings this season, picking up three wins and one draw. They have also conceded four goals along the way.

It is also worth noting that Atletico have only lost three of their past 21 home games in La Liga, meaning they will fancy their chances of upsetting Real Madrid.

As for Los Blancos, they come into Sunday’s clash on the back of a 2-0 Champions League victory over Celtic on Wednesday.

Real Madrid have won all seven of their matches this term, securing five straight La Liga victories and back-to-back Champions League triumphs.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have scored 15 La Liga goals this season. As a result, they average three goals per game in the league.

Real expected to claim Madrid

In addition to avoiding defeat in each of their last 12 games across all competitions, Los Blancos have avoided defeat in 47 of their previous 54.

Head-to-head: Atletico have only managed to win one of their last 12 La Liga meetings with Real Madrid, although six of those clashes ended in a draw.