Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 08/04/18
One of the biggest football derbies in the world will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend, as Real Madrid are set to host Atletico Madrid, in a match that won’t bring many changes to the current La Liga standing, but both sides will be playing for pride and prestige. A slow start of the season will cost Los Blancos a title in the national championship, but they are doing a great job in the Champions League, as they’ve demolished Juventus in Turin by three goals to nil during the midweek, and they’re hoping to maintain a good form against the big rivals. The defending champions have won three consecutive La Liga games, scoring fourteen goals in the process, while Los Colchoneros lost two out of their last five games in the league against Villarreal and Barcelona. However, Diego Simeone’s team have beaten Sporting Lisbon 2-0 in the Europa League although they’ve suffered in the second half allowing the Portuguese side to create a number of goal-scoring opportunities.
Nacho Fernandez has sustained ankle injury and won’t be available in the home team, while Filipe Luis, Šime Vrsaljko, and Juanfran are all expected to miss the encounter due to injuries for the visitors.