Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Live Streaming:Now that the International break is over, it is time for some serious action in the La Liga schedule as table topper Real Madrid are set to take on City rivals Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Caldern, Madrid on Saturday, November 19. This will be the first time the two sides will face each other since Real’s Champions League final victory over Atletico back in May which was the second time in three years where Los Blancos ousted their city rivals in the final of Europe’s biggest club football competition.
Recent history, however, totally favours the home side. Real Madrid has failed to beat Simeone’s men six times in a row in La Liga. The only manager who defeated Diego Simeone as the Real boss was Jose Mourinho, who won all three of their league meetings.
Real Madrid is currently top of La Liga and sits six points above their fierce rivals and Atletico will be desperate to close the gap at the Vicente Calderon. With a host of injury concerns for Los Blancos, Zinedine Zidane’s men will again look to compromise with their normal starting XI giving way to a number of youngsters in the likes of Marco Asansio to feature in this highly anticipated Madrid derby.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid : Team News
Keylor Navas could prove to be the most important Real Madrid player on the pitch in Saturday’s derby against Atletico. The Real keeper hasn’t been at his best so far this season, having made his comeback from surgery to correct an ankle problem while he was temporarily replaced by Kiko Casilla in the first few opening games of the season. Luka Modric has now been released from the Croatia camp and after returning to the Spanish capital and the 31-year old revealed that he is ready to face Atletico Madrid in La Liga this weekend along with club captain Sergio Ramos who is also slated to make a comeback in the derby. Real would be without the service of Attacking midfielder Toni Kroos who suffered a hairline crack in his fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot during Madrid’s 3-0 winover Leganes at the Bernabeu on Sunday.
Madrid will also miss the services of defensive midfielder Casemiro, who has been a regular starter for Zidane since the Frenchman took over the reigns due to the fact that the midfielder is out with a broken leg. His role might well be assumed to go to young Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic who will definitely be delighted to get some playing time up front for Los Blancos.
A huge blow hit Real Madrid supporters when the young striker, Alvaro Morata, got a knock in the 2-2 draw against England this week. Real’s attacking force will be diluted as these two strikers are unavailable vs. Atletico the other being regular centre-forward Karim Benzema. Bad news for the Real Madrid fans across the world is that they will not get to watch the BBC in action as Benzema is also not fit to play for the full length of the match and will be starting on the bench. In that case, Gareth bale will start on the left while Lucas Vazquez will be playing on the right-hand side. Cristiano Ronaldo will be the lone striker forward.
Benzema will miss a game because he is still undergoing treatment for Sacroiliitis, according to the club report which will definitely spoil the plans of a proper BBC starting line-up. Young winger Lucas Vasquez, who has impressed for Zidane in the past, will most probably get a considerable amount of playing time for Madrid.
Also, the absence of Kroos might just open up options for Isco and James who have been warming the bench for 90 minutes for quite a few occasions for Los Blancos this season.
There are a few injured players on the Roji Blancos squad. Argentine Midfielder Gaitan was declared unfit to play in the match due to gluteal strain. Andre Moreira and Augusto Fernandez also will be unavailable because of a knee injury and a knee-ligament injury respectively.
Diego Simeone’s side will be eyeing revenge after watching his side lose on penalties following Juanfran’s crucial miss in May and French striker Antoine Griezmann might be the Atletico’s manager key weapon in Saturday’s home draw against Zinedine Zidane’s side. Influentialcentre-half Diego Godin, who is consideredone of the best central defenders in the world today will feature in the starting line-up against Madrid after recovering from an ankle ligament injury some time ago. Young Argentine attacking midfielder Angel Correa has also impressed with his form in a past few games for Atletico as well as for the Argentine youth side and whether Simeone will give the youngster his biggest break against Madrid is what will be left to be seen on Saturday.
Doubts were raised regarding the availability of Antoine Griezmann in the Madrid derby . However, a week-long training has seen the French international getting fit in time to make the starting eleven.
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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid : TV Guide
Athletico Madrid vs Real Madrid TV Listings: In the U.K., the Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid match will be live on Sky Sports 5/HD UK, SKY GO Extra, NOW TV UK, and Sky Go UK. In the U.S., the match will be live on fuboTV, beIN SPORTS USA, beIN SPORTS en Espaol, and beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A.
In India, the match will be broadcasted onSony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD.
Real Madrid vs Athletico Madrid Online Streaming:The live streaming of the Real Madrid vs Athletico Madrid match will be available on Sony LIV in India.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid : Predicted Starting Line-ups
Real Madrid (4-3-3)
Keylor Navas; Carvajal, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo; Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Isco; Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Cristiano Ronaldo
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2)
Jan Oblak; Diego Godin, Filipe Luis,Juanfran, Savic;Saul Niguez, Gabi, Koke, Yannick Carrasco; Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid : Match Details
Date: November 19
Venue:Vicente Calderon, Madrid, Spain
Referee:Fernandez Borbalan, David, Spain
Match Timing: 19:45(Local Time), 01:15 AM (September 20) in India
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Match Predictions
While asked about the prediction of the match Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane remarked, “I don’t know, I’m not a wizard. We have to play the match and we want to see a good one. It’s not only special for me, but the derby is special for every Madridista. It might be the last one at the Calderon. It’s special for both sets of fans. People speak about hate between fans and the teams, but seeing this derby is magnificent and I hope we get a beautiful game of football.”
Diego Simeone’s side must have a lot of fire left in store keeping in mind their defeat in two major Champions league finals over a span of three years and will look to edge close to Zidane’s men in their home fixture on Saturday. Los Blancos, on past occasions, have found it very difficult to penetrate through the Atletico defence and Simeone has no intentions of making it any easier for them. Real have had a mixed bag of results so far spanning games in the domestic league and will look to pick up in their first real test of the season. Our prediction stands at a 2-0hard fought victory for Real Madrid with Cristiano Ronaldo netting a brace in front of the hostile crowd at the Calderon, one of the very stadiums in the world which always welcomes the Portuguese with sky high jeers.
Also, this going to be the last Real Madrid vs Athletico Madrid tie in the Vincente Calderon as Athletico Madrid is due to shift their base toEstadio Olimpico de Madrid in the summer. So this going to be a match which any every Madrid supporter will be waiting eagerly for. Hope this match preview, TV guide, Online streaming guide of the Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid match helps you in keeping track of everything related to the match. Keep an eye on this thread for all the latest news.