Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid prediction and betting tips (May 8)
Atletico Madrid host Real Madrid in their second Madrid Derby of the season. Los Blancos won the first meeting in December last year. Can Los Colchoneros beat their rivals in this clash on Sunday?
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) scored the penalty against Man City to send Madrid into the UCL final
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) scored the penalty against Man City to send Madrid into the UCL final

Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid clash in Round 35 of the 2021-22 La Liga season.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 8 February 2022. The match venue is Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid (May 8) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid latest odds on betting sites

Atletico Madrid to win odds are priced at 2.00 (+100 American; evens), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.50 (+250; 5/2), while Real Madrid to win odds are priced at 3.75 (+275; 11/4).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Atletico Madrid — 50%, draw — 28%, Real Madrid — 22%.

Latest betting odds on Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid (8 May 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5) on Atletico Madrid — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5) on Real Madrid — 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid match preview and statistics

Atletico Madrid are fourth in the league table with 61 points and a +18 goal difference. They have one win, two draws and two losses in the last five matches. Atletico lost 0-2 to Athletic Bilbao in their last match.

Diego Simeone’s team had 57% possession, 0.68 expected goals, nine total shots, three shots on target, zero big chances, 15 fouls committed, 383 accurate passes, 79% pass accuracy, 15 fouls committed, one offside, three corners and three yellow cards.

Mario Hermoso scored an own goal early in the game to give Bilbao the lead, while Inaki Williams made it 0-2 in the second half from the penalty spot.

Atletico Madrid team news: Thomas Lemar is doubtful due to a hamstring injury, while Mario Hermoso and Reinildo are suspended for the match.

Real Madrid are La Liga winners with 81 points and a +44 goal difference ahead of this match. They have four wins and a draw in their last five matches. Madrid made another historic comeback against Manchester City to make it into the final of the UEFA Champions League.

Manchester City opened the scoring in the 73rd minute as Riyad Mahrez scored with a left footed strike beating Courtois for pace and precision into the top right corner, assisted by Bernardo Silva with a pass.

In the 90th minute, Rodrygo pulled one back from the near post. Camavinga set up Benzema with a cross, who then steered it toward the middle. Rodrygo levelled the score in aggregate in the 90+1 minute with a perfect header past Ederson, assisted by Marco Asensio with a precise cross.

In the 95th minute of extra-time, Karim Benzema stepped up to win the tie for the Whites with a low shot into the bottom right corner to complete the comeback. Team statistics: 44% possession, 2.32 expected goals, 14 total shots, three big chances, 425 accurate passes, 80% pass accuracy, 14 fouls, three offsides, three corners and four yellow cards.

Real Madrid team news: Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale, Isco and Nacho Fernandez are doubtful for the clash.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid H2H

Real Madrid haven’t lost to Atletico Madrid in their last six meetings, with four wins and two draws. They won 2-nil in the last meeting.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid lineups and key players

Atletico Madrid projected starting lineup:

  • Jan Oblak
  • Marcos Llorente
  • Jose Gimenez
  • Sime Vrsaljko
  • Felipe
  • Yannick Carrasco
  • Hector Herrera
  • Geoffrey Kondogbia
  • Renan Lodi
  • Luis Suarez
  • Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann is the key player to watch out for. He had a good game in their last match against Bilbao. Griezmann has three goals and two assists in the league. He needs to pick up his scoring boots for this match.

Real Madrid projected starting lineup:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Dani Carvajal
  • Eder Militao
  • David Alaba
  • Ferland Mendy
  • Casemiro
  • Federico Valverde
  • Toni Kroos
  • Luka Modric
  • Karim Benzema
  • Vinicius Junior

Karim Benzema is the key player to watch out for. He scored the penalty against Manchester City to send Madrid into the UCL final and provided the assist to the goal that levelled the tie on aggregate. This season, the French forward has 26 goals and 11 assists in 30 league games. Benzema looks forward to scoring again in this match.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid predictions and betting tips

Real Madrid are in top form ahead of the clash against Atletico. They have won four of their last five matches and are averaging at least three goals per game. Atletico are struggling going into this math, with a draw and a loss in the last two games. They haven’t been scoring in front of goal, scored only two goals in the previous five games, and conceded four.

Los Blancos haven’t lost to Los Colchoneros in six matches, with four wins and two draws. They won 2-0 in the last meeting. Predictions for this match are Real Madrid to win, and over 2.5 goals.

Even though Atletico have the home advantage, their rivals are in better form with high momentum for the match. The Whites have scored at least three goals in each of their last five matches, expecting the same numbers from them against the Reds.

Betting prediction: Real Madrid to win

Odds: 3.75 (+275 American; 11/4 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; evens)

Atletico Madrid — Real Madrid
Not settled
Over 2.5 goals
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