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:
|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.
|Real Madrid wins||-125||-125||4/5||1,800|
|Atletico Madrid wins||+400||+400||19/10||5.00|
to score Y/N
|-120 / -110||-120 / -110||5/6, 10/11||1.83 / 1.90|
|-111/ -115||-111/ -115||10.9., 23.20||1.90/1.87|