Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Live Stream Free Soccer: Watch Online Spanish La Liga Football (Kick Off Start Time)

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid takes place in the Spanish La Liga on Saturday in the first El Derbi madrileño of the season. Atletico come into this clash two points ahead of Real, but Cristiano Ronaldo and co. will know that if they can win today they will leapfrog their big rivals in the table. The game will kick off at 4 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).

(Photo: Reuters/file)Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring their second goal against Barcelona in this file photo.

Many people are licking their lips at this Madrid derby; following last week's extraordinary fierce Manchester derby between United and City in the English Premier League, everyone has high expectations that this game will be as dramatic.

Real have the home advantage for today's game and that could prove decisive as Ronaldo and new record signing Gareth Bale will look to catapult their team up the table.

Bale missed out on his home debut last week when he picked up a slight injury while warming up for the game, and that led to thousands of disappointed fans who had hoped to get a first live glimpse of their team's new big name signing.

However, as it turns out his knock was not too serious and he is likely to be back in the line up in this vital match for Real this season. If they lose today they will slip five points behind Atletico, and that is an unthinkable position for the club.

Real will want Bale's first start at the Bernabeu since signing for Madrid at the end of the summer transfer window to be a good win that can form a platform for bigger things this season, as they look to recapture the La Liga title from Barcelona.

Atletico have won all six of their league matches this season and are behind Barcelona only on goal difference at the moment. They will want to maintain the pressure at the top of the table, but at the same time do not need any excuse to want to defeat local rivals Real.

Today's game will be the first meeting between the two teams since last season's Copa Del Rey final which was won by Atletico, their first victory over their local rivals since 1999.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid will kick off at 4 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here