La Liga 2023/24 Matchday 6: Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid

La Liga 2023/24 Matchday 6: Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid with all eyes set on the Madrid derby as Atleti take on arch-enemy from the same City, Real, this weekend at Wanda.


La Liga MD6 – Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid

Diego Simeone’s side is under more pressure after the humiliating 3-0 defeat against Valencia on the road; meanwhile, Real have won their last five league matches.

The coming host saw a three-game unbeaten run (one draw and two wins) end last time when they were humbled 3-0 against Valencia on the road.

Hugo Duro scored against Atletico Madrid
Hugo Duro scored against Atleti

It’s been a perfect start to La Liga for Real Madrid, who head into matchday six looking to extend their five-game winning streak.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side has often come from behind to win games, case in point last time out against Real Sociedad at home, and this latest Madrid derby should provide the sternest of tests.

Madrid derby stats

  • Real Madrid have conceded the fewest goals in La Liga.
  •  They’ve also not conceded two or more goals in a game this season.
  •  Atletico scored in each of their last 11 league Madrid derbies.
  •  The most common result when Atletico is playing at home is 1-2.
  •  Atletico won only one of their previous 14 meetings with Real in La Liga.

Team news

At least seven players are missing for Atleti this weekend.

Vitolo and Reinildo Mandava are long-term absentees with serious knee injuries. Thomas Lemar (Achilles tendon) is expected to return in the new year.

Rodrigo De Paul (muscle), Çağlar Söyüncü (hip), Memphis Depay (muscle) and Koke (hamstring) also miss out.

Real Madrid have won five last matches in La Liga
Los Blancos have won five last matches in La Liga

The situation is not much brighter for Carlo Ancelotti, with Real having some major names in the injury list.

Daniel Carvajal (muscle) joins Vinícius Júnior (thigh) in Real’s physio room, which already features Éder Militão and Thibaut Courtois, both of whom sustained an ACL injury as the season got underway.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid head-to-head record

  • 25/02/2023 – Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid – La Liga
  •  18/09/2022 – Atletico Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid – La Liga
  •  08/05/2022 – Atletico Madrid 1-0 Real Madrid – La Liga
  •  12/12/2021 – Real Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid – La Liga

H2H seems to favor the white side of Madrid than their neighbors, as Los Colchoneros have struggled to find points, away or at home.

Atletico Madrid Koke out for one month for injury
Koke out for one month for injury

Simeone’s side have won only one of their last 14 meetings with their rivals in the Spanish top-flight (seven draws and six losses), remaining undefeated in their previous six derbies against them in the competition (four wins and two draws).

Prediction: Atletico 1-1 Real

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