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Antoine Griezmann will lead Atletico Madrid's attack against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Getty Images

Real Madrid can take a giant stride towards winning their first La Liga title in five years by beating Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on 8 April.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3.15pm BST. The game is not scheduled for live broadcast in the UK.

Overview

Alvaro Morata's hat-trick gave Real Madrid a 4-2 win over Leganes in midweek – the capital club's fifth straight win in La Liga. Zinedine Zidane's side won the reverse fixture against Atletico Madrid by a 3-0 margin in November, courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.

Centre-back Raphael Varane will miss the Madrid derby with a thigh injury.

Filipe Luis scored the winner as Atletico Madrid continued their fine form in the league with a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon on 4 April. The capital club are 10 points behind leaders Real Madrid, who have a game in hand.

Sime Vrsaljko, Tiago, Miguel Angel Moya and Augusto Fernandez are all out injured for the visitors, while Nicolas Gaitan (foot) and Kevin Gameiro (knee) are doubts.

What managers say

Zinedine Zidane: "I'm happy with James [Rodriguez]. It's normal for him to feel upset when he gets taken off but it's not a big deal. I try to do what is best for the team. James is important for us – just like the rest are and he is going to continue being important for me, for the team and for everyone." [via ESPN]

Diego Simeone: "Since 2017 began, we have been playing much better, a much more balanced team, more consistent in our play. The team has been working better. That allows us to compete as we have been doing. What our kids are doing is still extraordinary, we were nine points below Sevilla, and the team kept working, just looking forward. Now we will see about what is left." [via ESPN]

Form guide

  • Real Madrid (all competitions): WWWWW
  • Last result: Leganes 2-4 Real Madrid
  • Atletico Madrid (all competitions): WWWDW
  • Last result: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Real Sociedad

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Real Madrid win: 4/5
  • Draw: 14/5
  • Atletico Madrid win: 19/5

Team news

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

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