Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Betting Preview

Los Blancos look set to knock out their city rivals Atletico Madrid for the fourth season in a row in the UEFA Champions League, after thrashing Atletico 3-0 at the Bernabeu in the first leg.

Atletico come in to this match off the back of a slim 1-0 victory over Eibar, having won 3 out of their previous 5 games, losing to Real and Villarreal in the period. Los Rojiblancos were not too impressive in their win against Eibar at the weekend, having no shots on target in the first half and ending the game with 10 men – after Diego Godin got sent off. However, they currently occupy the third position in La Liga, with ten points behind Real.

Real on the other hand, have won 4 of their past 5 games, scoring an impressive 17 goals in the same period. Zidane’s side are now second in La Liga, level on points with Barcelona although they have a game in hand.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hattrick against Atletico Madrid in the first leg, took his tally up to 103 goals scored in the Champions League

Atlético’s home form in the Champions League under Simeone has been superb, winning 17 out of 22 matches at the Calderón, losing only once. In the knockout stages, they have six wins and four draws, so the (2.62) available on SportyBet for Atleti win, and the (3.46) available on the draw within 90 minutes are both worthy of consideration.

Real Madrid, with their three-goal cushion are (2.63) on SportyBet to grab another win against their city rivals. This will be a tough match for Simeone’s side, with Real enjoying a 3-0 advantage. Atletico will be looking to get a first win in five against Los Blancos, and prevent Real Madrid from qualifying to successive finals.

Both teams are (1.59) on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Atletico Madrid are Antoine Griezmann at (5.06) with Kevin Gameiro at (6.39). For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is at (4.35), with Karim Benzema and Alvaro Morata at (6.32) and (5.26) respectively.

Antoine Griezmann failed to score against Real Madrid in the first leg, which affected his team’s morale

The last time that these two sides met at Vicente Calderon, Atletico lost by three goals and the odds of the same result are (29.25). The only result which will take this match into extra-time is a 3-0 win for Atletico and this is as unlikely as the (29.16) with SportyBet suggests.

Atletico last defeated Real Madrid at home in 2014/15, winning the La Liga game 4-0, a result which would be good enough to see them through to the final in this case. SportyBet offer (81.14) for Atletico to win the match 4-0.

Only once in 10 knockout stage games at home under Simeone, have Atletico scored more than two goals. Over 2.5 goals in the game is a price of (1.78) at SportyBet.

No team has ever overturned a 3-0 first-leg away loss in the Champions League knockout stages in five past attempts. This is the third time in four seasons that Atletico have been at this stage of the competition but look likely to miss out on the final this year.

In the SportyBet correct score market, the 1-1 draw is the shortest priced option at (6.32).

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