Real Madrid Has Slight Edge To Win on Saturday Afternoon

Published on February 7th, 2015 12:24 am EST

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A battle between two of the top teams in La Liga, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, will be taking place at Vincente Calderon Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The good news for Real Madrid is that Cristiano Ronaldo will be returning from a two game suspension. The bad news for Real Madrid fans? James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Pepe will all be out of the line-up while Atletico Madrid will be fielding a healthy squad.

As of this moment, Real Madrid sits at the top of La Liga with a record of 18-0-3 (54 points) while Atletico Madrid occupies the #3 spot with a record of 15-2-4 (47 points). It goes without saying that teams like Barcelona and Atletico Madrid need to take advantage of Real Madrid's injury woes and make up the gap while they can.

Here are the odds for Saturday's contest:

Atletico Madrid, 2.90
Draw, 3.40
Real Madrid, 2.40

According to these odds, Real Madrid has the slight edge to win though it should be a very closely contested match.

The over/under line is currently set at 2.5 goals:

Under 2.5 Goals, 1.95
Over 2.5 Goals, 1.80

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Can Atletico Madrid continue to cut into Real Madrid's lead in La Liga or will Cristiano Ronaldo be able to secure a victory for his team?

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