La Liga: Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid - Preview, team news and predicted line-ups

Real Madrid are presently at the top of the league table and will hold an upper hand over their opponents Atletico Madrid.

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Madrid, Nov 17: City rivals and La Liga giants Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid lock horns on Saturday, November 19 at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid are presently at the top of the league table and will hold an upper hand over their opponents Atletico Madrid who have had a topsy-turvy start to their campaign this season.

Diego Simeone (left) Zinedine Zidane (Image courtesy: Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid Twitter handle)

Team New

Real Madrid have only one injury concern in their starting XI. German midfielder Toni Kroos is virtually ruled out of the game.

Kroos had fractured his metatarsal while playing against Leganes last game week. Matteo Kovacic is likely to replace the talismanic midfielder.

Zidane will welcome back one of his most trusted lieutenant Luka Modric who comes back from injury.

The front three will remain same, the famous trio of BBC, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

Atletico Madrid do not have any injury concern as such. Diego Simeone will field the best possible team in this crucial Madrid derby. A full three points will take them 24 points only 3 behind Real.


Predicted line-ups

Atletico Madrid (4-4-2)

Goalkeeper: Jan Oblak

Defenders: Juanfran, Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez, Felipe Luis

Midfielders: Saul Niguez, Koke, Augusto Fernandez, Yannick Carrasco

Strikers: Antoine Griezmann, Kevin Gameiro

Atletico Madrid formation

Real Madrid (4-3-3)

Goalkeeper: Keylor Navas

Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo

Midfielders: Matteo Kovacic, Luka Modric, James Rodriguez

Strikers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale.

Real Madrid formation


Prediction

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid

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