The highlight of the program of the sixth round in La Liga is the derby between Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid. The two capital teams will face each other on Sunday at 22:00 at the Civitas Metropolitano Stadium. The hosts won here 1-0 last season, but that remains their only success over their city rivals in seven games.
Even if they manage to win the match today, Atlético Madrid will still be behind Real Madrid. The White Ballet is the leader in the standings, having as many as five points more than its city rival. The “Dushekchii” failed already in the second round of the championship, when they lost to Villarreal at home with 0:2.
In the remaining four rounds, they achieved three successes, as well as a draw away to Real Sociedad. Atlético Madrid also played their first two Champions League group matches. Against Porto, he had agonized success with a goal at the end, but Bayer Leverkusen proved to be an insurmountable obstacle for the Spanish side.
Real Madrid fared far better in the European tournament, achieving flawless successes against Celtic and RB Leipzig. In the third round of the Champions League groups, the “white ballet” will host Shakhtar Donetsk. Another success will most likely guarantee him a place in the knockout phase of the competition.
The Spanish champion continues to be flawless in the defense of his title. Real Madrid have won each of their domestic league matches, scoring a total of 15 goals in five games. Thus, if we include the European Super Cup won, Madrid have eight consecutive successes since the beginning of the season.
Atlético Madrid undoubtedly struggle when facing equal opponents. Given the form Real Madrid is in, I expect a relatively easy success for the visiting team. And yet, I don’t believe that the “mattresses” will allow more than two goals in their goal.