Paris Saint Germain gaffer, Unai Emery believes Real Madrid should be considered favourites for Saturday’s clasico.
Madrid host the league leaders and will be hoping to reduce the 11 points separating them, and improve on their fourth position, albeit with a game in hand.
Emery will be at the Bernabeu to watch the clasico, doing little reconnaissance ahead of PSG’s UCL clash against Madrid.
“They are many points behind, but on Saturday if one team is favourite to win then it should be Real Madrid, as they’re at home,” Emery told Marca.
“[Home advantage] is important in a Clasico.
“Furthermore, Real Madrid are playing to stay alive in La Liga.
“They need the three points and home advantage is quite important. But you cannot rule out Atletico Madrid for LaLiga either.”
“The fact they’ve not started well in La Liga could mean something for the second half of the season.
“When the most important matches come along, I am convinced they’ll be good.
“Real Madrid still have a really good team.
“They have won the last two Champions League titles and a LaLiga title.”