Champions League: PSV vs Atletico Madrid

PSV vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip and Predictions. In the first leg of the 1/8 finals in the UEFA Champions League, PSV take on Atletico Madrid. Read below betting preview, useful info and predictions for the match between PSV vs Atletico Madrid.

MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 21: Antoine Greizmann of Club Atletico de Madrid heads the ball beside Victor Ruiz of Villarreal CF during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Villarreal CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium on February 21, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

PSV finished the group phase of Champions League at the second position with three wins. Interesting fact is that they have managed to beat all three teams in group phase upfront their supporters. Home side are still unbeaten at home in Dutch league (9-2-0) and Champions League (3-0) and they see their home field as a chance against favorites from Madrid. Big blow for PSV is the absence of their best player De Jong, the top scorer in Eredivisie this season. PSV coach, Phillip Cocu, knows that their opponent is very strong and they will be satisfied if they secure their net. “They have a clear style of play. Would I settle for a 0-0 draw? Keeping a clean sheet could be very important.” – said Cocu.

Atletico Madrid play very good after Diego Simeone came to the club. They have already won the title in Primera and managed to reach the final of the UEFA Champions League. Visitors are in the top 3 teams in Spain for years and they are still one of the candidate to win the title. The main strengths of Atletico Madrid is their defence. They have the best defence in their domestic league, very experienced defenders and it will be hard for home side to hit their net. On the other side, their attack is not impressive, but with the players such as Griezmann and Fernando Torres, they could be very dangerous.

PSV vs Atletico Madrid injuries and suspensions

Home side miss suspended De Jong, while Lestienne is doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without Carrasco, Partey and Tiago.

PSV vs Atletico Madrid possible lineups

PSV: Zoet; Arias, Bruma, Moreno, Willems; Van Ginkel, Guardado, Pröpper; Pereiro, Locadia, Narsingh.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Giménez, Filipe Luís; Koke, Gabi, Saúl Ñíguez, Óliver Torres; Griezmann, Fernando Torres.

PSV vs Atletico Madrid Prediction

Despite the fact that PSV are playing very good upfront their supporters, visitors know how to play on result and without any doubt they are favorites to win this game. I expect tough match between PSV vs Atletico Madrid and victory for Diego Simeone’s men.

PSV vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip: 2 @ 1.85 (Bet365)

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