A GREAT BATTLE OF 2 DEADLY RIVALS AT ESTADIO SANTIAGO BERNABEU.
The clash between the Whites and Athletico Madrid will be held on February 27, 2016 at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. One could hardly imagine the Champions title will be staken in that match at the start of the season 2015-2016. However, in fact, that match will be played for the title of La Liga vice-champion. Both teams lost points, as Real drew with Malaga and Athletico drew at home against Villareal. For now, Real lags behind Barcelona 9 points and Athletico – 8 points correspondingly. The Catalans are more likely to save that great advantage and become the Champions of LaLiga once again, but Athletico and Real should place all their drive and value for the 2nd place of La Liga. Diego Simeone’ squad have more chances for now without any defeat for the last 5 matches against Real, with 3 wins and 2 draws.
The Whites managed to defeat Athletico at Estadio Vicente Calderon last time with score 2:1 in April 2013. They haven’t won any home clash against Diego Simeone since December 2012. Anyway, Zinadine Zidane’s squad are favorites of that match, as they won 7 home La Liga matches demonstating an incredible scoring result – 37 goals with 5,3 goals in average. In general, Real scored twice more goals for the whole season – 71 against 35 of Athletico Madrid, and missed more that their counterparts – 24 goals against 11 correspondingly. The first time Santiago Bernabeu will see the under 3 goals match from Real but even 2 goals should be enough for identifying the main rival for the top spot.