La Quiniela of the Real Madrid-Atlético derby: defense

The Real Madrid faces will be seen this sunday (4:00 p.m., Santiago Bernabéu Stadium) before him Athletic of the Cholo Simeone. A team made from the defense and that always put this demarcation before the rest. For the Argentine coach, a team will be better as long as his defenders are. However, this season the team that is registering the best records is the set of Zidane being the least thrashed team.

Whites have only received thirteen goals in The league, one less than the Atlético de Madrid in the 21 days played. Courtois It has become a practically unbeatable wall. The Belgian is one of the main 'culprits' of the good moment that the team is going through. Zinedine Zidane was his main supporter from minute one, although this decision cost him to dispense with the goalkeeper with whom he had won three Champions consecutive. Now, with the team again at the top, everything is praise for the French for recovering the best Courtois (La Quiniela of Real Madrid-Atlético: the goal).

The Real Madrid is beating defensive records of years of yesteryear like not receiving more than 12 goals in the first round achieved in 1986-87. This statistic is still very low and the main supporters are Sergio Ramos Y Varane they form an ideal dance couple that very few teams, to say none, can boast. On the other hand, Ferland Mendy It has adapted quickly to the team's style of play and, right now, it is essential. It has entered as a ring to the finger. His work in defense is remarkable. By last, Carvajal, which had started something lazy the season, has returned at the most appropriate time. Their incorporations per band are decisive in the team's goal scorer.

The other group of the capital, incredible as it may seem, does not go through its best defensive and collective moment. The Atlético de Madrid is giving the feeling that he has a more fragile defense than what the Cholo Simeone, and it could be said that it is the weakest in recent years. The team has failed to recover from the great casualties of Godin, Felipe Luis Y Juanfran, whose relays are leaving much to be desired. The Argentine's most repeated defense consists of Renan Lodi, Felipe Augusto, Savic Y Trippier Thus, Central defense bet on him. Result: 1.