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Atletico Madrid will look to close the gap on the summit of the La Liga table by beating city rivals Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon on 19 November.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 5 HD.


Carlos Vela and Willian Jose converted from the spot to condemn Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 defeat at Real Sociedad on 5 November. Diego Simeone's side can get within three points of Real Madrid by beating them at the Vicente Calderon.

Nicolas Gaitan and Augusto Fernandez are both out injured, but Antoine Griezmann (foot) should start.

Gareth Bale scored twice as Real Madrid coasted to a comfortable 3-0 win over Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu on 6 November. The capital club have failed to win on their last six visits to the Vicente Calderon.

Forward Alvaro Morata is facing up to a month on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.

What managers say

Diego Simeone: "We never look for excuses, or talk about the length of time to prepare for the game. We have been four years playing Wednesday and Sunday. We play whenever we have to, that's it. [Real Sociedad] prepared very well for the game and played an excellent second half. They deserved their victory."

Zinedine Zidane: "An easy game doesn't exist and you saw that the first half [against Leganes] was difficult for us. Once you score a goal it is a different game and we controlled the match much more in the second half."

Form guide

  • Atletico Madrid (all competitions): LWWLW
  • Last result: Real Sociedad 2-0 Atletico Madrid
  • Real Madrid (all competitions): WDWWW
  • Last result: Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Atletico Madrid win: 29/20
  • Draw: 11/5
  • Real Madrid win: 19/10

Team news

Atletico Madrid possible XI: Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Luis; Saul, Gabi, Koke, Carrasco; Gameiro, Griezmann

Real Madrid possible XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Kroos, Kovacic; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo