Atletico Madrid are set to host Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano in what is one of the most exciting games of the Spanish League.
After taking two successive home wins against Porto and Celta Vigo, Atletico Madrid were defeated away at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday. They sit currently at 7th on the La Liga standings.
On the other hand, Real Madrid are undefeated in La Liga and will want it to remain this way. The Los Blancos sit at the top of the table, just 2 points ahead of rivals Barcelona.
Date and Time: Sunday, September 18 at 21:00 CEST (Spain), 8 pm BST (UK), 12;30 pm IST (India)
Venue: Civitas Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Where to watch?
For those living in the US, the fixture of Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid will be available on ESPN+. On the other hand, those living in the UK can watch the Madrid derby on La Liga TV and Premier Sports. In India, the match will be broadcasted on TV on the Star Sports network.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Team News
Real Madrid will have to play without their best player, the French striker Karim Benzema. Lucas Vazquez will also be sidelined after he sustained a slight injury. The good news is that Eder Militao is back to full fitness and could be started in the back four.
Atletico could be without four important players for the derby, with Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Thomas Lemar and Sergio Reguilon all expected to miss out. However, there is also some good news for Diego Simeone’s side. Jan Oblak has been declared fit and will feature as the goal keeper. On the other hand, Antoine Griezmann will be used as a substitute just like majority of the season.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Possible Starting Lineups
Atletico Madrid Possible Lineup (3-5-2): Jan Oblak; Axel Witsel, Mario Hermoso, Reinildo; Nahuel Molina, Marcos Llorente, Koke, Rodrigo De Paul, Yannick Carrasco; Alvaro Morata, Joao Felix.
Real Madrid Possible Lineup (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni, Toni Kroos; Federico Valverde, Rodrygo Goes, Vinicius Junior.
Atletico Madrid will be a force to reckon with at their home ground. However, the team is without some key members and that might make them slightly weaker. Real Madrid are in tremendous form and will take the fight to Diego Simeone’s men at the Wanda Metropolitano.
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