The Galacticos, who are currently sitting pretty at the top of the La Liga standings will lock horns with their red and white rivals ten points behind them in fourth.
Carlo Ancelotti's side have been on fire so far during the 2021/22 campaign, winning all of their last five games in all competitions and Karim Benzema leads the goalscoring charts with 12 to his name.
Diego Simeone will be hoping his side can kick on from their morale-boosting win on the continent by frustrating Real, who are situated just eight miles apart in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid will face off against Atletico Madrid on Sunday 12th December 2021 with kick-off at 8pm GMT.
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Real will be confident they can string a 10th straight victory and have the attacking prowess to do just that.
It will be a race against time for Benzema to make the squad after missing his side's 3-1 win over Inter in midweek. David Alaba is likely to feature once more despite being injured and those are the only concerns that Ancelotti currently has at the time of writing.
The only concern for Simeone, as far as Atleti are concerned, is that Luis Suarez could miss El Derbi Madrileño.
Other than that, the Argentinian tactician should have a full squad to choose from
Predicted Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr, Benzema.
Predicted Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Vrsaljko, Llorente, Koke, Lemar, Carrasco, Correa, Griezmann.
If Real Madrid are on fire in the attacking department, then it should be a victory for the hosts considering how prolific their forward line has been this season.
Atleti will need to get through a good portion of the game without conceding, which will give them the best possible chance of getting anything out of the game.
Prediction: Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid.
Here are the odds that various bookmakers are offering to win the game outright:
Real Madrid: 11/10
Atletico Madrid: 12/5
Head to Head
Here is the head-to-head record between both sides as well as the last six meetings;
Real Madrid wins: 19
Atletico Madrid wins: 10
7th Mar 2021: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid
12th Dec 2020: Real Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid
1st Feb 2020: Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid
12th Jan 2020: Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid
28th Sept 2019: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid
27th Jul 2019: Real Madrid 3-7 Atletico Madrid (Pre-season friendly)
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