Champions League play rolls along on Wednesday, Feb. 20 when Italian Serie A squad Juventus takes on La Liga Primera Division power Atletico Madrid. Which team has the upper hand in what should be an excellent match on the pitch?
Juventus vs Atletico Madrid 2019 Champions League Odds & Pick
- When: Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, Spain
- TV: Fox Sports / ESPN
- Live Stream: UEFA.com
- Moneyline Odds: Juventus +173, Atletico Madrid +169, Draw +191
- Over/Under Total Odds: O 2 -115, U 2 -105
Why Juventus are a good bet +173?
Juventus is running away with Italian Serie A. The team that acquired Ronaldo during the offseason has a fantastic 21-3-0 record. That means, they’ve got only 3 draws and no losses. The closest team in the league is Napoli with 3 defeats and 5 draws.
Not only that, but they haven’t sacrificed defense for attack. While Ronaldo has been great putting the ball into the net, Juventus’ has been equally great, outscoring Sassuolo and Frosinone a combined 6-0 in their last 2 matches. Juventus always plays well in the Champions League. Atletico will find that out on Wednesday.
Team Statistics Last Ten
- Goals: 21-9
- U/O 2.5: 2-8
- Clean Sheets: 5
- Not Scored: 0
- Form: 2-Wins, Draw, 3-Wins, Draw, 2-Wins, Loss
- A. Sandro
Why Atletico Madrid are a good bet +169?
Atletico Madrid has climbed to within 8 points of Barcelona in La Liga’s deep Primera Division. The team led by forwards Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann has had only a few hiccups, like the 1-3 loss to Real Madrid, during La Liga play.
More importantly, nobody believes Italian Serie A can hang with La Liga in depth. The fact Atletico has only Barcelona to catch in La Liga means they should have no trouble handling Juventus.
Team Statistics Last Ten
- Goals: 13-7
- U/O 2.5: 7-3
- Clean Sheets: 6
- Not Scored: 2
- Form: Win, 2-Losses, 2-Wins, Draw, Win, 2-Draws, Win
- Home Form: Loss, Win, Draw, 5-Wins, Draw, Win
- J. Gimenez
- F. Luis
- Diego Costa
Champions League Betting Trends for Juventus at Atletico Madrid
- Juventus is 2-0 SU in their last 2
- Juventus has outscored their last 2 opponents a combined 6-0
- Atletico Madrid is 1-2 SU in their last 3
- Atletico Madrid has been outscored a combined 2-4 in their last 3 games
Juventus at Atletico Madrid Final Analysis:
This is an excellent match between two of the best European soccer clubs on the planet. Although Juventus has Ronaldo, Atletico’s got more known players like Costa, Griezmann and Koke.
The difference, though, is how Juventus was sharper in group play. Juventus beat a quality squad, Manchester United, to win their group while Atletico drew with Dortmund . Amazingly, Juventus hasn’t changed their identity even with Christiano leading the attack. They’re still an amazingly effective defensive squad.
With that being written, Atletico does have a slight advantage in this match. They battle Juventus at Wanda Metropolitano where they’ve gone 7-2-1 in their last 10. Juventus might play for the draw on foreign soil while Atletico goes for the goals. Atletico Madrid takes it.
Champions League Soccer Pick: Atletico Madrid +169