Real Madrid Vs Atletico Madrid Game Info:When: Tuesday, May 2 at 2:45 PM EST Where: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid TV: FS1 Live Stream: Fox Sports GO UEFA Odds: Real Madrid -½-117, ML -117, Total: 2 Goals, Draw: +257
Why bet on the Real MadridIf reports are to be believed, there are a group of players in the Real Madrid squad who are campaigning to have Cristiano Ronaldo play a little less than normal, as they feel that the team plays more cohesively without him. If this story is true, then you have to wonder if they have been paying attention during the run to the semi-finals. Ronaldo has been nothing short of brilliant throughout, capping things off with a hat trick in the extra-time win over Bayern Munich in the last round. He now has over 100 CL goals, which makes you wonder why anyone would ever want him out of the team. Madrid are still playing on two fronts, as a recent loss to Barcelona means that the La Liga title is going to go right down to the wire.
Why bet on the Atletico MadridAtlético are not without their distractions, as it appears that Antoine Griezmann is growing tired of the speculation that he may be moving to Manchester United in the summer. On the plus side, the rumors do not appear to be affecting his on-field performances, as most of his frustration seems to be aimed at media types continually asking the same questions over and over after every game. Atlético made it to the semis after taking care of a stubborn Leicester City team in the last round, and they are going to need another solid defensive display if they are to head back home for the second leg with a shot at moving on.