Watch Online: Real Madrid - Atletico Madrid (La Liga) 12.12.2021 20:00 - Sunday
The derby between Real Madrid and Atletico will be played on Sunday. The stadium is the Santiago Bernabeu and pit the runner-up against the champions. At the moment, the places of the two teams have been exchanged, and three points in favor of the "Whites" will mean a thirteen points difference. Although the season is not halved, Ancelotti's main rival in the title dispute will be eliminated. Sevilla is the other club in the title race and their meeting is a lot easier.
Real Madrid is doing great this season, both in Spain and in the Champions League. The Royal Club wins. There are already nine consecutive victories in all tournaments, and five of them were in La Liga. They significantly improved actions in defense with three consecutive dry nets in official meetings. So far in the league, Real have won 75% of their matches, with strong opponents such as Sevilla, Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad in the last three rounds.
Atletico Madrid is only fourth. Last week, the Mattresses suffered more than a surprising loss as host of Mallorca, after a complete turnaround after 80 minutes. This was the second loss for them, who managed to achieve eight victories in other matches. We remember very well that the team achieved a lot of victories with difficulty, with a goal difference and twists in the final minutes. Atletico definitely does not look like a team that can defend its title, and this season the defensive shaft is not at a very high level.
During the past campaign, Real won their home game with 2:0, and the match of "Wanda Metropolitano" ended with a score of 1: 1. Success for Simeone in this rivalry in La Liga is missing for five seasons. Unfortunately for neutral fans, this derby rarely provides goal spectacles.
My opinion is that Real Madrid is the best team in La Liga this season. The Whites have no competition in almost the first half of the campaign and I expect this to continue. The two most successful teams in the division are on the field, and Real has ten more goals scored. Certainly Atletico does not deserve more points than they have won so far, and at times won only with its class. Traditionally, I expect a few hits in this derby and three new points in favor of Real Madrid.