In the central match of the 12th round of the Spanish examples in Madrid will converge "Atletico" and "Real". In domestic competitions, the "Royal Club" beat the "mattress" in their arena only once in six previous matches.
"Atletico" almost failed his performance in the Champions League. The chances of reaching the playoffs of the "mattress" are only theoretical. Therefore, it's time Simeone to focus on internal affairs. For the title fight will be difficult. "Barcelona" has already gone far - already eight points behind. And with the unstable game that "Atletico" demonstrates, it will be difficult to win back the handicap. Yes, Simeone wards have not lost in the championship, however, in five tie results lost ten points. At home after three victories in a row, in two previous matches, "Atletico" tied with "Barcelona" 1: 1 and "Villarreal" 1: 1.
"Real" is in a similar situation. From the "Barcelona" the team is also behind by eight points, and "Atletico" ahead of the additional indicators. Note that on the road "Royal Club" in Primera has so far played better than at home. The team from the start won on the road in four games in a row, sensationally losing only in the last of them, "Girona" -1: 2.
On Saturday 18.11.2017 will be the match of the championship of Spain between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. The match is scheduled for 22.45 Moscow time. Especially for fans of statistics in football, "Bukmeker.rf" continues to publish interesting statistics about rivals in La Liga.
Atletico Madrid - Real Madrid
It will be the 161st derby of Atlético and Real Madrid in La Liga. Only the Catalan derby of Barcelona and Hispaniola has more matches (167);
Real Madrid won at Atlético in La Liga 86 matches - more than anyone else;
Real Madrid won 34 league games at Atlético, more than any other team;
Atletico lost just one of the last eight matches of the championship of Spain against Real (+ 4 = 3) - in November of last year he lost to him in his field with a large score 0: 3;
This will be the first capital derby of Atletico and Real in the new arena of "Mattress" Wanda Metropolitano. By the way, Atletico failed to win any of the two previous first matches against Real in new stadiums (a 0-3 defeat in 1929 in the Metropolitano arena and a 2: 2 draw in 1967 on Vicente Calderón);
Atletico won only 1 of 16 last home games against Real Madrid in La Liga (= 4-11) - in February 2015 he defeated him 4-0. By the way, it was his biggest victory over the Royal Club in the championship of Spain since 1987, when with the same score, Atletico beat Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabéu;
Atletico did not lose any of La Liga's 11 starting matches (+ 6 = 5) and can repeat his own record set in the 1995/96 season when he remained unbeaten in the first 12 rounds of the championship. In that season, Atletico won both the championship and the Cup of the country;
Atletico does not lose 15 matches in a row (+ 9 = 6) in La Liga and can repeat the club record (16 unbeaten fights);
Real Madrid won 13 of the last 15 guest matches in La Liga, losing only once - in the previous meeting on a foreign field, he lost 1: 2 to Girona;
For the first time since March 2015, Real Madrid can lose two away games in a row;
83% of their goals in La Liga this season, Atletico missed after a header (5 of 6) - the highest percentage in the championship of Spain);
In this season, Real Madrid scored only one goal in the head in official matches - Kazemiro distinguished himself in a duel against Las Palmas. For comparison, in the last season by this time, Real Madrid has scored ten heads, and as a whole hit the target thus 40 times;
Antoine Grizmann scored three goals in six league matches against Real Madrid in the Atlético (1 at Vicente Calderón and 2 at Santiago Bernabéu);
Grismann does not score in seven official matches in a row for Atletico and this is his longest goalless series in this club;
Cristiano Ronaldo scored six goals in the last four official matches against Atletico - he made out a hat-trick twice (in the guest game of the Spanish championship last season and in the home game of the Champions League semi-final also in the last football year);
Under Diego Simeon, Atletico from anyone did not miss so many goals in official matches, as from Ronaldo (17 in 23 fights);
In this season, Ronaldo scored only one goal in the matches of La Liga, while inflicting 48 strikes on someone else's goal, including 13 beats on target;
Atletico won 4 of 11 matches of the championship of Spain against Real Madrid under Diego Simeon (= 3-4). For comparison, he won as many wins for 44 duel before that (= 12-28);
Zinedine Zidane lost Atletico as a coach two official matches - more than any other team. At the same time, he won his first of seven titles in a duel with this club - in 2016, Real Madrid beat Atletico in the final of the Champions League.