Ronaldo and Bale
Cristiano Ronaldo is back after suspension Reuters

Atletico Madrid host Real Madrid at the Vincente Calderon Stadium on Saturday as they look to extend their five game unbeaten streak over their local rivals this season.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD.


Diego Simeone's side are currently seven points behind leaders Real Madrid and need a win to come back into the title race, while a loss will all but end their hopes of securing their second consecutive title, extending the gap to 10 points.

Atletico have already expelled Carlo Ancelotti's men from the Copa Del Rey, beating them 4-2 on aggregate, having been handed a major blow in the Champions League final last season.

Atletico trail Barcelona by three points and any success here will give them some much needed confidence going into the season.

Fernando Torres scored in both legs in the Copa Del Rey and has to put in a good shift this time around to give Atletico the edge.

Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the side having served his four-game suspension and will be hungry to prove his detractors wrong after a major clash on the field.

The Los Blancos will be without James Rodriguez, who fractured his metatarsel last weekend in a 2-1 victory against Sevilla along with Luka Modric, who is yet to recover from a thigh problem.

What Managers Say

Diego Simeone: "We don't know how to play any other way, but we are not going to chance, because we are a side that plays intense football. Every team has its style of play and what makes football attractive is that you can win in different ways. We have our style as a result of the players that we have and because of the club's history. Atletico has always been a battling side which has played intense football and looked to play on the break. We are only thinking about this game, we are not thinking about the end of the season.

Carlo Ancelotti: "We're not afraid. Atletico work very hard, particularly in defence, but we are thinking about how to pull them out of position. We're in the most important part of the season and it's a derby. All of that creates a lot of excitement and expectation. We are preparing well and we are confident.

Betting Odds (By

Atletico Madrid Win: 12/5

Draw: 19/10

Real Madrid Win: 16/11

Team News

Atletico Madrid

Possible XI: Moya; Juanfran, Godin, Miranda, Siqueira; Turan, Gabi, Tiago, Koke; Mandzukic, Griezmann

Real Madrid

Possible XI: Casillas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Coentrao; Isco, Kroos, Khedira; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo