La Liga: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's La Liga fixture at the Bernabeu

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Fresh from their Super Cup triumph over two legs, Atletico Madrid again face Real Madrid this weekend in a mouth-watering La Liga fixture at the Bernabeu.

On the injury front, Real's main man Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return. The Portuguese forward missed Real's last match, the 4-2 loss at Real Sociedad, with a back injury.

For Atletico, it is now much-changed team from the side who won the La Liga title last season. Diego Costa and Filipe Luis have joined Chelsea, Adrian has moved to Porto, but in their place have come the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic

The champions have one win and one draw from their two La Liga matches this season, while Real have a win and a defeat.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 7pm


Super Cup second leg: Atletico Madrid 1 Real Madrid 0 (22 Aug)

Super Cup first leg: Real Madrid 1 Atletico Madrid 1 (19 Aug)

Champions League final: Real Madrid 4 Atletico Madrid 1 (24 May)


Real Madrid scored 104 league goals last season, more than any other team

Atletico Madrid conceded 26 league goals last term, fewer than any other team


Real Madrid to win: 1.73

Atletico Madrid to win: 5.5

Draw: 3.8

TV: Live on Sky Sports 5, 7pm