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Real Madrid vs Atletico de Madrid, 2017 La Liga: Predicted lineups, team news and prediction

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Real Madrid host Diego Simeone's Atletico de Madrid in what could be the last Madrid Derby of the season unless both teams meet in the Champions League. Los Blancos are currently leading La Liga table even with one game at hand (at Balaidos against Celta) but they still have some very demanding games ahead of them, although it's true that most will be played at the Bernabeu.

On the other hand, Atletico are all but out of the race for the title after their rough start to the 2016-2017 season. However, they've gained some momentum over the last few months and it's always very hard to beat them. Madrid managed to get an impressive 0-3 win at the Calderon last November in what most likely was their best performance under Zinedine Zidane, but things could be much different this time around if they don't control the tempo of the game and the midfield line.

Raphael Varane is Real Madrid's only injured while Tiago is out for Atletico with other players like Kevin Gameiro or Nico Gaitan questionable as well.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Atletico de Madrid predicted XI: Oblak, Juanfran, Godin, Savic, Filipe Luis, Koke, Gabi, Saul, Carrasco, Griezmann, Torres.

How to watch the Madrid Derby

Kick-off time: 16:15 CET, 10:15am EST.

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

Prediction: Real Madrid 2 (Ronaldo, Ramos)-1 Atletico de Madrid (Godin)

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), BeIN La Liga (Spain).

Available streaming: BeIN Sports Connect (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a huge offer for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

For listings in other countries, check out LiveSoccerTV.com.