Real Madrid visit Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano for the first time since it was built and they are hoping to bounce back from their disappointing start to the 2017-18 La Liga season and earn a statement win against their neighbors.
Dani Carvajal will almost certainly be back in the starting lineup and coach Zinedine Zidane is not expected to make any more rotations for this one.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Casilla, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Atletico de Madrid predicted XI: Oblak, Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Filipe Luis, Gabi, Thomas, Koke, Saul, Griezmann, Correa.
Keylor Navas and Gareth Bale are not available for Real Madrid and players like Marco Asensio, Ceballos or Lucas Vazquez could play a decisive role coming off the bench when needed. Atletico have been poor this season but they still defend well, so it will be important for Real Madrd to stop crossing the ball in order to be tougher to defend.
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Time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST, 11:45am Pacific.
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain.
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Prediction: Atletico de Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid.