February gets off to a bang in La Liga with the Madrid derby set to take centre stage as Atletico Madrid head to the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon and the stakes are high. Real sit top of the table but know with a three-point gap to Barcelona, any slip up and the Catalans will pounce whilst for Atletico, defeat is not an option otherwise there the threat of losing more ground in the top four race will prove damaging. So, if you are thinking of making a bet on this classic encounter, we have some useful information that might help sway your decision. Head to head Diego Simone’s … [Read more...]
Fireworks Set for 219th Madrid Derby
Forget the Mersyside derby or the Manchester Derby this weekend, the City of Madrid steals the limelight as the showpiece match of Europe as Atletico Madrid make the short trip across Spain’s capital to the Santiago Bernabéu to face the old enemy Real Madrid. Across all competitions, the pair have met a whopping 218 times and unsurprisingly, it is Los Blancos who hold a significant statistical edge over their neighbours. Real have won exactly half of all the encounters with 109 victories between the two whilst Atletico have claimed a poultry 55 by comparison and a total of 54 … [Read more...]
Can Barcelona take Full Advantage of the Madrid Derby?
Atletico and Real face off on Saturday night in the season’s first all Madrid affair where one team not even involved will look to prosper from the outcome. The derby match is an open opportunity for Barcelona to either take top spot or pull further away from an Atletico team who have been proving a thorn in the side of Real Madrid and Barcelona’s domestic monopoly over the last six years. Real Madrid sit top of La Liga on 27 points and are yet to be beaten. Barcelona are two points back in second place on 25 points whereas Atletico sit in fourth with 21 points from a possible 33. The … [Read more...]