The Madrid derby is back with Real, who present themselves to the super-challenge from first in the standings with 39 points, plus eight over Sevilla in second, and Atletico, who instead are fourth at 29 but with one race less than their city rivals.
Both teams have won in the Champions League this week, but Real are much better off, with nine victories in a row, including the latest in the league with Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao. On the other hand, Simeone lost the last match in La Liga against Mallorca 2-1 at home.
Real Madrid, who won their previous game 2-0 against Inter Milan in the Champions League, will be hoping for the same performance.
In that game, Real Madrid had 51 percent possession and 15 shots on goal, five of which were on target. Real Madrid scored through Toni Kroos (17′) and Marco Asensio (79′). Inter Milan, on the other hand, had 17 shots on goal, three of which were on target.
Real Madrid’s backline has been in excellent form recently, as evidenced by their recent results. Real Madrid have been stingy with their opponents, scoring only two goals in their last six games.
Atlético Madrid will be coming off a 1-3 Champions League victory over Porto in their previous match.
In that game, Atlético Madrid had 32% control and 13 shots on goal, seven of which were on target. Antoine Griezmann (56′), Angel Correa (90′), and Rodrigo De Paul (92′) scored for Atlético Madrid. FC Porto took 14 shots on goal; six of them were on target. Porto’s goal came from Sérgio Oliveira (96′).
Looking at their recent form, Atlético Madrid have been outscored in five of their previous six games, allowing eight goals in total. Atlético Madrid has a lot of room for development in defense.
Injured and suspended
Real Madrid (Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Dani Ceballos)
Atlético Madrid (no fitness concerns ahead of this match)
Head to head
Atlético Madrid may find it difficult to score against a Real Madrid team that we believe should win and possibly keep a clean sheet.
As a result, we expect a close match, with Real Madrid winning 1-0 at the end of the day.
Let’s see what happens.
When PSG and Monaco meet in Ligue 1 round 18 at Parc des Princes, there will be fireworks. PSG is now in first place in Ligue 1 with 42 points, 11 points ahead of Rennes in second place. PSG have been struggling in recent games and will be looking to get back on track in this match. Their most recent match with Lens resulted in a 1:1 tie, extending their losing record to two games.
The Monegasques, on the other hand, thrashed Metz 4-0 in their most recent league game. Monaco has been in excellent form of late, defeating PSG in both encounters last season, but PSG even overcame them in the French Cup final in May thanks to Icardi and Mbappe’s goals.
PSG are looking to build on their 4-1 Champions League victory over Club Brugge.
In that game, Paris Saint-Germain had 60% possession and 17 shots on goal, 9 of which were on target. Kylian Mbappé (2′, 7′) and Lionel Messi (38′, 76′) scored goals for Paris Saint-Germain. Club Brugge, on the other hand, had 15 shots on goal, six of which were on target. Club Brugge’s goal came from Mats Rits (68′).
In recent years, it has been unusual for Paris Saint-Germain to keep a clean sheet. The data shows that Paris Saint-Germain has allowed opponents to score in 5 of their last 6 games, allowing 6 goals in the process. Of course, that kind of tendency isn’t likely to continue in the next game.
Monaco enters this match on the back of a 4-0 Ligue 1 victory over FC Metz in their previous match.
In the game, Monaco had 65 percent possession and 8 shots on goal, 5 of which were on target. Sofiane Diop (2′), Kevin Volland (44′), Gelson Martins (57′), and Wissam Ben Yedder (87′) scored for Monaco. FC Metz, on the other hand, had 6 shots on goal, none of which were on target.
Monaco has scored 12 goals in their last six matches, according to Niko Kovac. During that time period, they have conceded a total of five goals.
Injured and suspended
Paris Saint-Germain (Julian Draxler, Sergio Ramos and Neymar)
Monaco (Jean Marcelin, Cesc Fàbregas, Krépin Diatta and Benoît Badiashile)
Head to head
We believe that Paris Saint-Germain will be able to create a significant number of chances and successful shots on target in this encounter.
Monaco, on the other hand, may find it difficult to find the back of the net, though we believe they will eventually see enough of the ball to score.
When all is said and done, we believe Paris Saint-Germain will win by a score of 3-1.