Atletico will host city rivals Real Madrid in the derby this Sunday with the game having meaning just for the hosts.

Atletico will host city rivals Real Madrid in the derby this Sunday with the game having meaning just for the hosts.

Real were crowned La Liga champions last weekend after an emphatic 4-0 win against Espanyol took their tally to 81 for the season.

More recently, they came back to beat Man City 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeau to book a spot in the UEFA Champions League final.

Atletico are in 4th on the league table with 61 points after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao last time out.

Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio were both on target as Real beat Atletico 2-0 in the reverse fixture back in December last year.

The home team need to improve on their recent poor run of form if they are to secure a top three La Liga finish this term.

Who will be kings of Madrid after the weekend? Play here to make your predictions for the tie.

What time does Atletico vs Real start?

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico vs Real team news

Koke and Rodrigo de Paul came off the bench against Bilbao and are likely to come back into the starting XI.

Luis Suarez has not been prolific in recent times in front of goal but is expected to retain his place in the line-up.

Diego Simeone is not expected to make any other changes to his side as they seek to snap a two-match winless run.

For the visitors, there could be a few changes to the team as the likes of Eduardo Camavinga, Marco Asensio, Isco and Rodrygo are all set to start.

Benzema, who has scored 43 goals this season, is likely to be rested alongside Vinicius Junior, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

Atletico vs Real head to head

The home team have only managed 11 wins from the 59 games played between these two clubs.

Real have won 29 times and the remaining 19 have resulted in a draw.

Atletico vs Real current form

The hosts have only won once in their last 5 games, losing twice and sharing the spoils in the other 2. While Real have won 4 games and lost just one in that run.

Atletico vs Real prediction

There is not much left for Carlo Ancelotti’s team to play for in the league and with the expected line-up, Atletico could win on the day.

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