Atletico Madrid have been out of sorts of late in La Liga, as Los Colchoneros have lost two of their last three league games, falling to away defeats against both Sevilla and Real Sociedad.
At home, however, Simeone’s men are still unbeaten this campaign, but have failed to keep clean sheets in their last two matches at the Vicente Calderon.
Real Madrid recorded their first clean sheet in 11 games last time out, and are unbeaten in their last 16 away league outings. Naijabet.com
Atletico Madrid – Antoine Griezmann is a doubt for the home side, but should start despite picking up a foot injury on international duty with France.
No changes are expected within the back four from Diego Simeone, with Saul expected to play on the right despite Nicolas Gaitan’s return to full fitness.
Kevin Gameiro should lead the line with Griezmann, with the in-form Yannick Carrasco out on the left flank.
Real Madrid – Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric return to the first-team fold at a vital point for Real Madrid.
Toni Kroos and Alvaro Morata both have long-term injuries, with Casemiro not ready for action yet despite training this week.
Karim Benzema and Pepe also trained away from the group over the last few days, but the former might be forced into a start due to a lack of options.
Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in 20 of their last 23 matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 23 La Liga matches.
Atletico have won 11 of their last 12 home matches (La Liga).
Atletico have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches against Real Madrid in all competitions.
Real Madrid have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 6 away matches in La Liga.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Real Madrid’s last 4 La Liga games.
Atletico are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 matches against Real Madrid in all competitions.