Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid preview, betting tips and prediction: It feels strange that this game has little riding on it

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Real Madrid -1 @ 2/1 with Betfair

Dressed to kill in their suit and tie for the business end of the season, Real Madrid are a monstrous entity right now. Los Blancos have thus far had a disappointing season by their own high standards, meekly conceding the La Liga title to Barcelona at an embarrassingly early stage. However, all is not lost and it looks as though something could be salvaged yet.

That something is the Champions League. It is the domain of Real and one Cristiano Ronaldo. Written off earlier in the season, the forward is reaching God level in the second term, downing Juventus in the quarter-finals with an astonishing overhead kick. He’s averaging a goal every 50 minutes in 2018 and will strike fear into the hearts of Atletico Madrid defenders this weekend.

Diego Simeone’s side rarely gives less than one hundred percent in a derby but Atletico have been on shaky ground in recent weeks. Last weekend’s narrow victory over relegation-battling Deportivo came courtesy of a Kevin Gameiro penalty. Nine points behind Barcelona, they’re still outsiders for a late title challenge. However, we see Real Madrid ending that challenge on Sunday. Take Betfair free bets and many other betting offers.

Real Madrid -1 @ 2/1 with Betfair