As summer approaches, the major European soccer leagues are starting to wind down. While this is usually a time of mourning for fans of the beautiful game, they have a ton of action to look forward to yet. The European Championships start in early June and will run for an entire month, but before that happens, we still have the Champions League Final to look forward to. This year sees a repeat of the 2014 final, which means a rivalry game between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid. It was Real who won that last meeting 4-1, but don’t let the score there fool you, as Atletico would have had the trophy in their grasp were it not for a last minute equalizer from Sergio Ramos. That goal took the wind out of Atletico’s sails, and they simply folded in extra time. This final looks as though it will be another that goes right down to the wire, and you can wager on it by visiting the soccer odds page at MyBookie.ag.
Real Madrid will play Atlético in the #UCLfinal in Milan on Saturday 28 May.
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— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 4, 2016
How To Bet The Real Madrid Vs Atletico de Madrid UCL Final Odds & Game Info
When: Saturday, May 28 at 2:45 PM EST
Where: San Siro Stadium, Milan
Soccer Odds: TBA
Why bet on Real Madrid
Real Madrid rolled through the group stage, taking 16 points from their 6 games, and scoring 19 goals in the process. They had what many people believed to be a rather easy trio of games in the knock-out portion of the tournament, but they certainly didn’t make it look that way. The biggest scare came against Wolfsburg in the round of 8, when they were able to overcome an 0-2 first leg deficit by winning 3-0 at home, courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick. This is a team that can score goals at will, and it takes a well-organized defensive team to beat them. Real’s big guns – Ronaldo, Benzema, and Bale – can get frustrated when stifled, but when they are allowed to play, things tend to get ugly pretty quickly.
Why bet on the Atletico Madrid
Atletico have the sort of defensive set-up that could well drive Real nuts. This is a team that has only given up 18 goals in La Liga all season long, and they are going to have to maintain that defensive shell if they are to shut down a team that has scored 108 goals in that same league. Atletico won their group by amassing 13 points in their 6 games, and they then survived a brutal set of draws in the knock-out stages. When you takeout Barcelona and Bayern Munich along the way, you deserve to be in the final. This is not a team that scores a lot of goals, which means that they are going to have to be clinical when they get their chances in the final.
My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is the epitome of the unstoppable force versus the immovable object, and you feel that this game could hinge on who gets the first goal. If it’s Real, then Atletico are going to have to open up a little. That’s what I think will happen, with Real coming out on top.
Real Madrid 2 Atletico Madrid 1