Real Madrid are coming from a run of eight straight wins ahead of their visit to the Wanda Metropolitano to face Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby. Hosts Atletico go into this game with 10 points, in seventh place while Real Madrid lead with 15 points. Atletico Madrid will be keen to rise from a 2-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League. That defeat meant they’ve failed to keep a clean sheet for four straight games and two of the last three have produced over 2.5 goals. Both teams have scored in three of their last five matches but Atletico have scored two or more in just two of the last five matches. In nine competitive meetings with Real Madrid, Atletico have managed just one win, and this was in their last meeting, which came when Real Madrid had already secured the title. Jan Oblak will miss this game, which means Ivo Grbic will continue in goal. Atletico will also be without Thomas Lemar, Sergio Reguilon and Jose Gimenez.
Real Madrid are on eight straight wins. In their most recent match, they beat RB Leipzig 2-0 at home for their third clean sheet in eight matches. They’ve scored two or more goals in each of their eight matches this season and in three of their last five matches, both teams have scored. Real Madrid will miss the services of their lead striker and skipper Karim Benzema, but they’ve been okay without him in the past few games. A new injury concern will be Lucas Vazquez, but the team could welcome back Eder Militao in defence. The last team to beat Real Madrid away from home was Atletico Madrid. Since then the champions have played six and won five away matches. Real haven’t lost a lot of these derbies in recent meetings and after registering a perfect run thus far, they will be keen on the same here.