Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Expert Picks

Posted by Henry Watkins on Tuesday,May 9, 2017 11:45, EST in

Barcelona proved earlier in this tournament that miracles can happen after overturning a hug first leg deficit against PSG, but we usually only see those types of games once in a blue moon. We would need a similar type of performance from Atletico Madrid on Wednesday if they are to dig out of the 0-3 hole that they are in after their first leg hammering at the hands of Real Madrid. Given that these two teams have provided us with a pair of excellent, closely fought CL Finals over the past 3 seasons, the feeling was that this would be a close tie that would go down to the wire.

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Real Madrid, and Cristiano Ronaldo in particular, appear to have other ideas, though, as it appears as though they have already done enough to book their place in the final, where they will more than likely run into Juventus. That said, we still have a minimum of 90 minutes of football to watch before Real Madrid can book their tickets to Cardiff. It’s hard to imagine them not moving on given how that first leg played out.

Analyzing The Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Expert Picks

When: Wednesday, May 10 at 2:45 PM EST
Where: Vicente Calderon Stadium, Madrid
TV: FS1
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
UEFA Odds: Real Madrid PK-110

 

 

Why bet on Atletico Madrid

While I’d love to give you several reasons why Atletico might be able to pull out the win in this match-up, the reality is that I can’t really think of one. You need only look at their last 5 games as an example. If you take away the 5-0 win that they had over Eibar, a team most certainly not on the level of Real Madrid, they have only managed 2 goals in the remaining 4 games. This is not a team built on offensive prowess, as Coach Diego Simeone prefers a more defensive style of play. The one man that could unhinge Real Madrid is Antoine Griezmann, but he appears to be more than a little distracted with talk of a move to Manchester United in the summer, with some suggesting terms have already been reached.

Why bet on Real Madrid

Is there any player in world football playing better than Cristiano Ronaldo right now? After almost singlehandedly taking out Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals with a hat-trick in the second leg, he delivered what may have been the killer blow for Atletico in the first leg, scoring all 3 goals in the 3-0 win. Real Madrid don’t really need to go out and play an offensive style in the second leg, but they are so dangerous on the break, that you feel there are more goals to come. In their last 5 games, Real Madrid have netted a total of 17 times.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Atletico are going to come out and have a go, but that will mean playing a style that does not suit them. They will be left vulnerable at the back, and real Madrid can and will take advantage of that.

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