Real Madrid’s good form was brought to an abrupt end last time out, as Sevilla romped to a 3-0 win at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday evening.
Julen Lopetegui’s side has opened up their competitive season with four consecutive victories, conceding just one goal in the process – and none from open play.
Atletico Madrid has enjoyed a productive last week, recording wins against Monaco, Getafe, and Huesca. They will be confident due to that momentum and should fancy their chances of causing an upset after their recent European Super Cup victory over Los Blancos.
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Casemiro should anchor the midfield, while Isco faces some time on the sidelines after suffering from appendicitis.
Atletico Madrid- Jose Gimenez is carrying a minor ankle problem, but it is unlikely to stop him from featuring in such a big game against Real Madrid.
Rodri is expected to be named in the centre of midfield for the away side.
Lucas is set to get the nod ahead of Filipe Luis at left-back from Diego Simeone.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Atletico’s last 5 away games (La Liga).
Real Madrid has been drawing at both half time and full time in their last 3 matches against Atletico in all competitions.
Who will win?