La Liga Prediction: Atletico Madrid – Real Madrid (24-09-2023)
On Sunday, coaches Simeone and Ancelotti will face each other for the sixth time. They have met five times since last December, four times in La Liga and once in the Copa del Rey, with 4 of those meetings ending with less than 2.5 goals scored.
|⚽ Atletico Madrid – Real Madrid: Total under 2.5 goals @ 1.85|
Atletico have many players on the injured list. Lemar, De Paul, Depay, Koke, Sojuncu, and, most recently, midfielder Barrios, who scored in the midweek match against Lazio, will not be playing in this game.
Real Madrid's strong attacking force, Vinicius, is still injured. Real's new goalkeeper, Kepa (who played three matches), started the game well in goal. Defender Carvajal is also injured and will not play this weekend either.
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Real Madrid have been behind in 3 out of 5 league games but have managed to turn all of them into victories, but Ancelotti himself has expressed the idea that this should be avoided as much as possible.
He has also stated that he has no problem with Real seeming to play defensive football and waiting for a successful counter-attack.
On the two occasions when Real kept up, they kept a clean sheet, scoring 2 and 1 goals respectively, and when they fell behind, they won 3-1, 2-1 and 2-1.
When the two teams last met at the Bernabeu Stadium in February, the odds for a total under 2.5 goals were just 1.68. Real was offered 1.85 for victory here, and this time, the match was almost even.
When these teams met in January in the Copa del Rey, also at the Bernabeu Stadium, the match ended with two goals and the total under 2.5 at 1.78. The 2.5 goal total on offer for this Sunday's game with odds of 1.85 looks like a very high-value bet, and it is important to take advantage of it.
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