LaLiga table-toppers Real Madrid are up against local rivals Atletico Madrid on matchweek seven of LaLiga Santander 2019-20. Atletico Madrid will be hosting their arch-rivals on Saturday night. Los Blancos are unbeaten in LaLiga so far and manager Zinedine Zidane with four wins and two draws will go into the Madrid derby with confidence. Atletico Madrid are just one point behind Real Madrid in the third position with 13 points.
Atletico Madrid have managed to win just one out of their last 18 LaLiga home matches played against Real Madrid (D 5, L 12). Los Blancos have beaten Atletico Madrid 87 times in LaLiga, more than any other club in LaLiga history. Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last six league games against Diego Simeone's men (W 2 D 4). Real Madrid failed to win any of their previous six before this run (D 2, L 4).
Atletico Madrid have just lost once out of their last 23 LaLiga matches played at Wanda Metropolitano (W 17, D 5) and have kept a clean sheet in 15 of them thanks to star goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Real Madrid have kept a clean sheet in their last two LaLiga matches without any shot on target. This is the first time since the 2003-04 season that Real have not allowed any shot on target in two consecutive LaLiga games.
🔴⚪ Atleti Family - tomorrow's the big day 🔥😉— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) September 27, 2019
😴 Rest up and get ready, because we have an appointment at the Wanda @Metropolitano! 🤩
🗣 Come on! 👊#AúpaAtleti #AtletiRealMadrid pic.twitter.com/ZpCl19Mt3h
Diego Costa could bag his 50th goal for Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby. The striker has netted four goals in his 14 matches against Real Madrid. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has scored six times against Atletico in all competitions, including the one he scored in his last LaLiga derby. Ramos has only scored more goals against Sevilla (7).
Under Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid have succeded in nine of their last 29 derbies against Real Madrid in all competitions (D 10, L 10). Atletico Madrid did not win in any of their last 22 matches before Simeone (D 6, L16). Zinédine Zidane has faced Diego Simeone eight times in all competitions as Real Madrid's coach (W2, D4, L2). Zidane won his first out of nine titles as Real Madrid manager against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League in 2016.
The Madrid derby will be live on Facebook at 12:30 AM IST on September 29, 2019.