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17 Nov 2017 by TSZ

La Liga In Focus – Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Preview

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When? Saturday 18th November, 19:45 (UK)

Where? Wanda Metropolitano

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event

Are tickets still available?

Atletico Madrid - https://en.atleticodemadrid.com/tickets/ticket/atletico-de-madrid-real-madrid-13

Real Madrid - https://www.viagogo.co.uk/Sports-Tickets/Football/European-Premier-Leagues/Spanish-Premier-League/Real-Madrid-FC-Tickets/E-2291585

STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Atletico Madrid W1, Real Madrid W2, D2
Head-to-head – La Liga meetings: Atletico Madrid W39, Real Madrid W86, D35
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Atletico Madrid W55, Real Madrid W109, D53

The last 12 meetings between these two sides have failed to see either side win back-to-back matches.

Atletico Madrid come into this game having yet to suffer defeat in La Liga. However, they have drawn nearly as many games as they have won with six wins and five draws from their first 11 league games of the season.

If we include last season also then Atletico are unbeaten in their last 15 La Liga outings.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Atletico's last six La Liga matches.

Atletico Madrid have played the least home matches in La Liga this season with just four of their 11 fixtures being played in front of their own fans at this stage of the campaign.

Atletico Madrid currently have the fifth best form in La Liga when looking at the past six matches; they have taken 12 points from a possible 18 with three wins and three draws.

Diego Simeone’s men have the second meanest defence in La Liga as they have conceded just six goals this season - an average of just 0.54 goals against per game.

Real Madrid make the short journey across the city having won five of their last six league outings in La Liga, with the only blip being a 2-1 defeat to Girona last month.

The Champions League holders have been winning at both half-time and full-time in five of their last six matches

Zinedine Zidane’s men have the second highest average possession and passing accuracy in La Liga at 59.3% and 87.6% respectively.

Cristiano Ronaldo averages 6.9 shots on goal per game in La Liga this season but he has only found the net once from seven appearances. 48 efforts on goal have warranted just a solitary strike at this stage of the season.

Real Madrid have scored at least two goals in 23 of their last 27 La Liga matches.

Real Madrid have scored 22 goals in La Liga this season, averaging two goals per game. Isco currently sits top of the scoring charts for Los Blancos with four goals to his name.

Atletico Madrid have scored 16 goals in comparison - an average of 1.45 goals per game. Their top league goalscorer also has four goals this season with Angel Correa currently holding this particular accolade.

MEMORABLE MEETING
May 2014 saw Atletico Madrid mere seconds away from a first ever Champions League trophy. Unfortunately for them, Sergio Ramos took the game into extra-time and from there Real Madrid went through the gears to finally land ‘La Decima’.


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