This is very much a different game from last season, with players on both sides who weren’t involved in the Champions League final in Lisbon. They have more individual talent than us in several positions but this really is going to be different and will surely be played with real intensity from the start. Atletico drew 2-2 on the weekend with Malaga, and are 4 wins and 2 draws in their last 6 matches, whereas Real defeated Eibar 3-0 and have won 4 out of their last 6 matches in all competitions so a top Football prediction would have to have the home team with a slight advantage.
Diego Simeone has Moya fully fit, even if a top football pick would suggest that Jan Oblak will keep his place in between the sticks. Mario Mandzukic will start and should be joined by Griezmann up front, leaving El Ninho, Fernando Torres, to drop to the bench. Real Madrid on the other-hand have no injury or suspension and Gareth Bale, missed Saturday’s match against Eibar through injury, will almost certainly feature in this one but other than him, Carlo Ancelotti will be expected to field his first choice XI for the trip to the Calderon. Madrid seem to have found their form once again but if they play as they did against Schalke, where they came 1 goal from being knocked out, they will get hurt.
Our Probable Formations:
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Gámez; Arda Turan, Tiago, Suárez, Koke; Griezmann and Mandžukić.
Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modrić, James; Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo.
BetAdvisor Top Tips:
The best Football tipster knows that Atletico are undefeated in their last six matches against Real with their last loss coming in last year’s Champions League final and even if this is just the second ever meeting between the two sides in the Champions League it is still enough to suggest a home side win with and Under 2.5.