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One of the biggest matches in Spain is staged on the La Liga schedule this weekend, as intense Madrid rivals collide at the Bernabeu. Both sides come into the latest round of La Liga matchups in excellent recent form, with the hosts looking for vital points in their pursuit of the league title.
However, Atletico Madrid will need a victory to ensure that they maintain their healthy position for a Champions League spot in the La Liga standings. You can find the latest El Derbi betting odds and the La Liga computer picks below.
|REAL MADRID vs ATLETICO MADRID
|Location of the Game: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
|Date and Time: Sunday, February 4, 2024. 3:00 PM ET
|Reason: 2023-2024 La Liga Round 23
|How to watch: ESPN
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Pick and Prediction
|Real Madrid -137
It is worth considering before making an El Derbi betting prediction that this will be the third clash between the sides in 2024. Both teams have already won one of the El Derbi matchup clashes apiece, with Atletico landing a 4-2 home win in late January.
However, they are without an away win against Real since July 2018. Los Blancos have been in stunning league form throughout the season, losing just once in the competition this term. Therefore, based on the La Liga team stats, a home win could be the most likely outcome at the Bernabeu.
El Derbi Betting Odds
The El Derbi betting odds show Real as the commanding -137 favorites in this clash between the biggest sides in Madrid. A win for Atletico is an outside selection at +351, while the La Liga odds have the draw priced up at +306.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Analysis
Real Madrid Preview
By the time that Real Madrid take to the field on Sunday, they could be sitting top of the La Liga table. However, Carlo Ancelotti’s side will be well aware that they are in a fight for the title this term, as Girona have started the campaign in excellent form.
However, there has been nothing wrong with the home side’s form coming into a busy period of Real Madrid matchups. They have won each of their last five matches in the league, and Los Blancos have suffered just one league defeat in 21 outings this term.
They boast a number of leading players in the La Liga player stats, including Jude Bellingham, who has already netted 14 goals in 18 matches in his first season in the Spanish top-flight.
Real Madrid have been especially dominant at the Bernabeu this season, winning nine of their ten home matches. Over that period, they have scored a stunning 25 goals, and they have conceded just six times.
Atletico Madrid Preview
It appears as though Atletico Madrid’s target in the second half of the 2023-24 season will be to finish in a Champions League spot. They look on course to achieve that goal, as they currently sit third in the table.
The Atletico scores have been very positive in recent weeks after winning each of their last three in the league. They have been one of the best attacking sides in the competition this term, with only the top two having scored more goals.
However, they needed to remain incredibly patient in their midweek outing, as the points were secured against Rayo Vallecano in the 90th minute.
That wasn’t the ideal preparation for this clash against Real, as Atletico were well below their usual high standards after registering just three shots on target against a well-organized Vallecano outfit.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Head to Head
Both sides have already recorded a win apiece in the two meetings this calendar year, while Atletico landed a 3-1 success in the reverse fixture in the league in September. However, Real are unbeaten in their last five home match against Atletico, winning on four occasions.