The Metropolitan Wanda will host this Saturday at 4:15 p.m. Madrid derby between Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid, a match that is matched and can result key to the aspirations of both. The second and the third classified are the faces separated by two points and looking to show if the league title really impassioned them just before they recover the challenge of the desired Champions League.
Isco Alarcón causes low in the call of Santiago Solari for some discomfort in the back, adding to the absences due to injury Marcos Llorente and Luca Zidane, while the Madridista coach does not by technical decision of Odriozola, Brahim and Vallejo. They return to a call Sergio Reguilón, Fede Valverde and Mariano.
For Madrid, the game is very important, not only to confirm the improvement it has shown in its last matches right at the decisive moment of the campaign, but for the obligation of not giving almost for lost one more year LaLiga with many days in advance. Thus, the draw, the most repeated result of the last seasons, does not serve them much. A triumph would give pressure to the leader Barcelona, who plays on Sunday at San Mamés against Athletic.
The match also has many attractions such as the return of the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois before his fans, who seems to have prepared a 'special' reception, which Simeone hopes will be much more pleasant with Álvaro Morata, exmadridista that already was titular before the Betis, that will be measured to his former teammates and whose signing was not seen at all well by the swollen mattress.
Atlético will start with the advantage, in addition to the support of their fans, of having more time to recover and prepare this match, who arrives after conceding his second league loss of the year, with some controversy, at Benito Villamarín; while, Real Madrid comes from a Classic demanding I'm in the Camp Nou that could force Solari to rotate. The Madrid side, significantly improved in football and physical, made a great wear, especially in the first half, last Wednesday against Barca; Most likely, this, and future matches, will make the Argentine modify something his team.
Courtois, despite the atmosphere that will be against him, should be the goalkeeper in goal, accompanied in a defense where Reguilón seems to relieve a Marcelo that showed on Wednesday before the Cup cultes who is still far from his best level, besides Ramos, Carvajal and Varane, which seems indisputable. In the middle, Casemiro will be fixed and Ceballos could give air to Kroos or Modric, while above, Benzema, that will have a hard examination before the local defense, seems indisputable at present, and Bale and Asensio aspire to have their opportunity to the detriment of Vinicius and Lucas Vázquez.
On the other hand, Atlético has the safe casualties of Costa and Savic, in addition to that of Koke Resurrección. They enter Mollejo y Montero, disclosures of the subsidiary, and Simeone recovers Diego Godín. Together with Giménez, Arias and Lucas, the Uruguayan could appear as owner. In the center of the field. Thomas and Rodri could deal in the engine room with Saul and the doubt of Correa or Lemar heels to the bands. Above, practically without doubts, former Real Madrid player Morata will accompany Frenchman Antoine Griezmann.