Today at 21:45 EEST is scheduled a very interesting match in the Champions League, where the finalists from last year, Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, will be protagonists, the two will meet on “Santiago Bernabeu”, where i expect duel in which the host team will be the one to win.
Real Madrid is seen as a favorite this evening, according to the odds offered by the betting agencies, as it was normal, being a very valuable team, which has the advantage of its own land, where it is very difficult to beat.
The “blanco” makes makes a good season in the domestic championship, second in a tie with the Barcelona leader, but with a less played match. Real also make a beautiful figure in the Champions League, managing to reach the semifinals for the seventh consecutive year. In groups, the “galactics” ended in second place under Borussia Dortmund, thus qualifying to the next stage of the competition, where they had as their opponent Napoli, which they defeated with 3-1 both in tour and in retour.
In quarter-finals, Real Madrid faced the German champion Bayern Munich, which defeated it 6-3 at general. The hosts of this evening have serious defensive problems, receiving goals very often this season, keeping the gate clean only ten times, but it has to be mentioned that they managed to score at least one goal in every game played in this season.
Zinedine Zidane will not have the full “BBC” triple, Gareth Bale being unavailable due to an injury, the welsh will also miss in the return match, and also Pepe will miss due to an injury.
Atletico Madrid on the other side is ranked second in the bookmakers, a fact that does not surprise anyone, but will play with a more valuable opponent, being also disadvantaged by the fact that it will evolve on a field in which hosts rarely lose.
Atletico did quite well in the domestic championship, where he was third. In the Champions League, things go much better, “white-red” managed to qualify in the semifinals for the third time in the last four years.
Unlike his opponent, Atletico Madrid finished first in the group stage, over Bayern Munchen, in the elimination stages played first with Bayer Leverkusen, which he defeated with 4-2 in the tour, drawing in a white score in the retour, then playing with Leicester in the quarter, in front of which he won 2-1 in general.
It should be noted that today’s guests are doing well on away matches, being unbeaten in the last 16 games played outside their own field, getting nine victories and seven draws.
Diego Simeone has problems in the defensive compartment, on the right side, missing three important players, Juanfran, Gimenez and Vrsaljko, all being injured.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid : Probable Teams
REAL MADRID : Navas – Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo – Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić – Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo
ATLETICO MADRID : Oblak – Hernández, Godín, Savić, Filipe Luís – Ñíguez, Koke, Gabi, Carrasco – Griezmann, Gameiro
The two met twice this season in the championship in the match first Real won by 0 – 3 away, drawing on Santiago Bernabeu. Another aspect to be highlighted is that this is the fourth match between the two in the last four Champions League editions, in the previous three Real Madrid winning, both in the finals of 2014 and 2016, as well as in the quarter-finals of 2015, each time to the limit.
Tonight we will definitely be part of a balanced match, but I expect the host team to be the one that will win, especially because it needs a win, given that it will have a hard game on Atletico Madrid field.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip : Host Win Any Half