Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Betting Tips: Back Benzema to net at the Wanda Metropolitano

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The La Liga leaders have a strong derby record away from home and there should be plenty of interest in backing their top scorer to score this weekend

Real Madrid have enjoyed their recent visits to Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium and Zinedine Zidane's side will be confident of another strong showing in the Madrid derby this weekend.

Los Blancos won this fixture 3-1 back in February and make the short trip across town as league leaders hopeful of securing more points at their rivals' home.

Latest odds

The shortest priced player to find the back of the next in the derby is Gareth Bale with Sportsbet pricing the Welshman at 2.25 in the anytime goalscorers market. Bale was rested for the midweek win over Osasuna and was on the score-sheet when the sides met in La Liga earlier this year.

Eden Hazard meanwhile, who will be experiencing this fixture for the first time, is offered at 2.80 to score what would be his first goal since his summer move from Chelsea.

Atletico have Alvaro Morata suspended for the game so their forward line is likely to feature Joao Felix and Diego Costa. Both players scored in a midweek win over Mallorca with the Portuguese teenager offered at 2.63 and Costa at 2.80.

Benzema to lead the way

Karim Benzema has played five matches in La Liga this season scoring five goals and the Frenchman remains without doubt Real Madrid's most potent goal threat. To find him at 2.63 to score at anytime, behind Luka Jovic at 2.30 is surprising and there should be plenty of interest in backing Real Madrid's number nine to score. No player has recorded more La Liga goals in 2019 making him arguably the most in-form player in the division and his record of 13 goals in his last 13 league games means punters should be confident of investing in him to find the back of the net.

Tips and predictions

The price for Benzema to score will attract some attention but for better value, the odds of 3.60 for Benzema to score Real Madrid's first goal looks like an appealing option. 

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Betting Banner - Best Bet Karim Benzema to score Real Madrid's first goal at 3.60 for a 1pt stake with Sportsbet

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