Atletico Madrid boast a formidable home record this season and will be hoping to extend that when Real Madrid head to the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.
Real’s early season struggles seem a distant memory as the cross-city rivals prepare to go head-to-head this weekend.
Santiago Solari’s men have won their last four games in La Liga to move up to third and are now just two points behind second-placed Atleti.
A draw against Barcelona in the first-leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie at the Nou Camp on Wednesday has also boosted morale within the camp.
However, their improving form will be tested when they go up against Atleti.
Los Colchoneros have made the Wanda Metropolitano a fortress this term and they are yet to taste defeat across all competitions – winning 13 of their 16 home games and keeping 11 clean sheets in the process.
The pair played out a goalless draw earlier in the season at the Santiago Bernabeu and have been evenly matched in their recent clashes.
The last four meetings have finished all square after 90 minutes and a draw, which is available at a best price of 23/10, looks the most likely outcome.
Alvaro Morata looks set to be centre of attention following his recent switch to Atleti from Chelsea.
The Spain international, who started out life with Atleti’s youth team, went on to win both the Champions League and La Liga on two occasions during his 95 appearances for Los Blancos.
Morata will undoubtedly be eager to prove a point to his former employers and is available at a best price of 13/2 in the first goalscorer market.
Real youngster Vinicius Junior, available at a best price of 9/1 in the first goalscorer market, is another potential scorer to bear in mind after being given more action over recent weeks.
He may have only netted twice so far for the European champions but one of those goals came earlier this month, before he put in an eye-catching performance in the Copa del Rey draw against Barca.