Real Madrid can’t afford to drop many more points in this year’s La Liga as Carlo Ancelotti’s side look to chase Barcelona for the title.

Real and Barca have met opposite fortunes in European competition over the past week. The Whites beat Liverpool 5-2 in the Champions League round of 16 first leg at Anfield, while Barcelona were knocked out of the Europa League by an inspired Manchester United in the play-off stage.

But domestically, Xavi’s side have the upper hand. Barcelona are eight points clear at the top of the Spanish league after 22 games.

So Real Madrid must beat city rivals Atlético at the Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday. The Sporting News contains all the essential information about the game, how to watch it, as well as the latest team news and betting odds.

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Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid Live Stream, TV Channel

This clash kicks off at 18:30 local time at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu with full TV and streaming details of the game below:

Date Time TV channel stream
Australia Sun, February 26th 04:30 ADT Optus Sport
Canada Saturday February 25th 12:30 ET TSN5 TSN+
Hong Kong Sun, February 26th 01:30 CET Now sports 2 NOW player
India Saturday February 25th 23:00 CET JioTV
Malaysia Sun, February 26th 01:30 CET beIN Sports Connect, sooka
New Zealand Sun, February 26th 06:30 NZDT sky sports 7 beIN Sports Connect
Singapore Sun, February 26th 01:30 CEST StarHub TV+ beIN Sports Connect
United Kingdom Saturday February 25th 17:30 GMT ITV 4 La Liga TV/Viaplay Sports 1/ITVX
USA Saturday February 25th 12:30 ET ESPN+/ESPN deported

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Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid Lineups

David Alaba And Rodrygo have joined a growing injury list at Real Madrid with a veteran defender Nacho Fernandez And Marco Asensio set to fill.

With a Copa del Rey semi-final against Barcelona looming in the coming days, Ancelotti could also try to rest certain players Luke Modric might pass a break.

Real Madrid (4-3-3): 1-Courtois (GK) – 2-Carvajal, 3-Militao, 22-Rüdiger, 6-Nacho – 15-Valverde, 12-Camavinga, 8-Kroos – 11-Asensio, 9-Benzema, 20-Vinicius Jr

Argentina international Rodrigo de Paul was ruled out for Atletico and Simeone might remember Geoffrey Kondogbia to bolster his midfield alongside the versatile Saul Niguez.

Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): 13-Oblak (GK) — 16-Molina, 2-Gimenez, 22-Hermoso,. 23-Mandava — 14-Llorente, 6-Koke, 4-Kondogbia, 17-NIguez — 8-Griezmann, 10-Correa

Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid Odds, Prediction

Bookmakers are pretty clear on what they think is going to happen. With Atletico far off the pace in talks for the Spanish league title this season and Real Madrid on the run after beating Liverpool, the home side are backed for victory.

The odds aren’t clear on whether either team will score, nor the over/under markets, but Atletico are way off the mark, suggesting a comfortable Real win at the Bernabeu.

BetMGM Sports
SkyBet neds
Real Madrid wins -125 -125 4/5 1,800
Pull +250 +250 5/2 3.50
Atletico Madrid wins +400 +400 19/10 5.00
Both teams
to score Y/N
-120 / -110 -120 / -110 5/6, 10/11 1.83 / 1.90
over under
2.5 goals
-111/ -115 -111/ -115 10.9., 23.20 1.90/1.87

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