Real Madrid is considered the main favourite for winning both La Liga and Champions League. The appointment of Carlo Ancelotti for his second stint ahead of Real was a brilliant move on behalf of Florentino Perez. The Italian has brought stability and balance within the squad without signing any star players with the exception of David Alaba.
Atletico has seriously reinforced the squad during the summer transfer window. Rodrigo de Paul, Antoine Greizmann, Matheus Cunha have added more quality and options to the already strong team of Atletico. The guests are currently lying on the 4th position in La Liga and qualified for the 1/8 finals of the Champions League. Luis Suarez is expected to miss the game due to an injury.
Counting on Real
Atletico has played a tough game against Porto (3-1) earlier this week. The win caused a lot of efforts and nerves and probably the condition of the players will not be at the best level. Considering the accumulated fatigue on behalf of Atletico and the host advantage, Real has excellent chances to get the 3 points!
Spain – La Liga
Real M vs Atletico M
December 12th, Sunday, 20:00 GMT 0