Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
There will be fireworks when Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, the two bitter local rivals, face each other at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday evening. Atletico Madrid failed to impress in their last league fixture against Deportivo La Coruna, but thanks to Thomas Partey’s late goal Diego Simeone’s men picked up all three points from the match. Los Rojiblancos aim to stay in the race for the title, but beating the star-studded los Blancos is easier said than done. Real Madrid will be without Wales international Gareth Bale in the Madrid derby, with midfielder Isco joining him in the recovery room. Zinedine Zidane’s men are likely to adopt a cautious approach in Saturday’s football match and we predict that fans will see a low-scoring affair in el Derbi madrileno. In their last meeting in La Liga the two sides played out a 1-1 draw and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Antoine Griezmann):
Antoine Griezmann is a French forward born on 21st March 1991 in Macon, and he is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting footballers at the moment. The pacey striker started showing his potential shortly after coming through Real Sociedad’s youth academy and he went on to score 46 goals in 179 league appearances for La Real. Excellent displays in Spanish la Liga saw him become a target for a number of top clubs, but he eventually choose to sign for Atletico Madrid, and that proved to be a very good decision. Griezmann continued the rich vein of form at Vicente Calderon, scoring some important goals as los Colchoneros enjoyed domestic and European success, while also becoming a key member of the France national team. Playing as a winger or second striker, Griezmann possesses impressive technical skills, he is a strong finisher and still finds time to work hard for his side, so no wonder he is widely regarded as one of the leading forwards on the continent. He won the Under-19 European Championship with France and is tipped to lead Les Bleus to glory on senior level as well.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid are a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 11 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world. Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards. The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).