31 January 2020, by: Carl Lewis
Madrid Derby Tips and Quiz
Real Madrid are still on a lengthy unbeaten run that extends back to match day nine of La Liga. The hosts have won their last three league matches, conceding just one goal in that period.
These are usually characteristics associated with Diego Simeone’s team but they’ve been struggling as Atletico are winless in their last four matches, ramping up the pressure on the team.
The match is set up to be a low-scoring match which has been a theme… we dive into why we believe it will be another tightly fought contest on Saturday.
Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid (1 February 2020, 17:00)
This has all the makings of a low-scoring attritional affair, current form and Madrid derby history also suggest this.
Here are some stats to back this up:
Real Madrid have not beaten Atletico in six La Liga matches at the Bernaubeu, drawing the last three after a goalless first half. (Draw at 2.45)
This season’s reverse fixture ended goalless, as have three of the last five league clashes. (0-0 at 6.75)
Sticking with the theme of being a ‘tight’ game, five of the last Madrid derby’s have seen no first-half goals. (1st Half 0-0 at 1.05)
In line with the potential low-scoring first half, Real Madrid’s last six league games have also averaged just 0.17 goals before HT.
Atlético Madrid have drawn nine league matches this season, with all producing under 2.5 goals. (Under 2.5 at 0.70)
None of Real Madrid last eight league matches have seen a goal for either side before the 30 minute.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 15 of Atletico’s last 18 league games. (Under 2.5 at 0.70)
Real Madrid have been drawing at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 8 matches against Atletico in all competitions. (Draw/Real Madrid at 3.00)
Real Madrid have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 matches. (Only Real Madrid to score at 1.75)
To get you in the mood, take our quiz and don’t be shy to tells us your score, the average is 27%!