Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Sunday and the rivals' first three meetings this season have produced a total of 18 goals.
The game will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium with a kick-off time of 20:00 GMT on Sunday 4th February 2024.
Over 2.5 Goals – 7/10
The first three Madrid derbies of 2023/24 have all been dramatic contests and over 2.5 goals looks a solid first leg of a Bet Builder for Sunday's clash at the Bernabeu.
Atletico Madrid have inflicted Real's only league defeat of the season, beating their rivals 3-1 in September's reverse fixture, but their away record against the top clubs is unimpressive.
Diego Simeone's men have lost five of their six away fixtures against top-half teams including a 4-3 defeat at Girona on 3rd January.
They pose a serious goal threat, however, and experienced internationals Antoine Griezmann, Memphis Depay and, fitness permitting, Alvaro Morata are capable of troubling Real's defence.
Following the league meeting at Atletico, Real beat their rivals 5-3 after extra-time to win their Spanish Super Cup semi-final tie in Saudi Arabia in January.
Just eight days later, Atleti avenged that defeat with a 4-2 home win in the Copa del Rey, again after extra-time, and another high-scoring contest is on the cards.
Jude Bellingham to be Booked – 15/4
Tempers flared in last month's Copa del Rey meeting between the Madrid rivals, which ended with six bookings apiece.
Real's top scorer Jude Bellingham was in the thick of the action, picking up a yellow card as he did in September's league defeat away to Atletico.
The England midfielder has been cautioned seven times in his last 11 appearances for Real and he was also booked in September's international friendly against Scotland.
The ultra-competitive Bellingham was involved in a spat with compatriot Mason Greenwood in Thursday's win over Getafe and he looks a big price to add to his card collection on Sunday.
Antoine Griezmann to Score or Assist – 7/4
It has been a memorable season for Antoine Griezmann, who became Atletico Madrid's record goalscorer thanks to his Spanish Super Cup strike against Real last month.
The France star is far more than just a poacher, however, and he has registered an assist in each of his last four appearances in La Liga.
Griezmann, who should be on penalty-taking duty for the visitors, has had 17 goal contributions in 21 league starts this term, scoring 11 goals and setting up six, and he can add to that tally at the Bernabeu.
He has scored in all three meetings with Real in 2023/24 and also struck five times in Atletico's six Champions League group games.
Centre-back Antonio Rudiger is a doubt after suffering an injury against Getafe on Thursday and midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni is suspended following his yellow card in that victory.
With Eder Militao and David Alaba sidelined, alongside goalkeeper Thiabaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy are the centre-back options if Rudiger is ruled out.
Striker Alvaro Morata is hoping to be fit so Netherlands international Memphis Depay may start on the bench. Thomas Lemar, Cesar Azpilicueta and Jose Gimenez are injured but January signing Arthur Vermeeren is hoping to make his second appearance for the club.
Real Madrid's only defeat in 22 league games this season came against Atletico in September
Real have won nine of their last 10 matches in La Liga
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann has scored in all three of this season's meetings with Real
Only four of Atletico's 15 league wins this season have come away from home
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