Champions League – Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Prediction and Betting Tips. In the 1st leg of the Semi-finals in the UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid will host city rivals Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Semi-finals of Champions League and they are favorite to reach the final. Before the start of the season, their manager Zinedine Zidane has announced that priority for this season is to win LaLiga, but it doesn’t mean that they are not interested in this competition, especially if we have in mind that they are closer to win another trophy in the elite European football competition. They are standing at the second position in Spanish football league with the same number of points as FC Barcelona, but team from Madrid have one match less, so they are still the main candidate to win the title. On Saturday they have manage to beat Valencia 2-1, but their performance wasn’t at the high level. Their top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo play very good on that game and scored, but he missed the penalty. They played with the very strong lineup, so players are little bit tired, but against Atleti they will be fully motivated to make good result in the first match against their fans.
Atletico Madrid stand at the 3rd position in LaLiga and they will probably finish at the 3rd position, so Champions League is the only competition left that they can make something good this season. The last match between Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid in the Spanish football league was finished without winner 1-1, so visitors would be satisfied if they manage to repeat that result. Interesting fact is that Diego Simeone‘s men lost only once at Santiago Bernabeu in the last 7 games against Real Madrid in all competitions, so they hope that good tradition will continue and that they will stay unbeaten. In the last match Atletico smashed Las Palmas 0-5 so the atmosphere in the team is great. Their top scored Griezmann play amazing this season and he’s the one who could make many troubles to Real’s defence. Visitors know to play like these and their primary goal is to score and try to save their net. They have the best defence in league, so it will be very hard for home side to score.
Home side still miss Gareth Bale and Pepe. On the other side, visitors will be without Giménez, Fernández and Juanfran, while Vrsaljko is doubtful.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Predicted Lineups
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Hernández, Godín, Savić, Filipe Luís; Ñíguez, Koke, Gabi, Carrasco; Griezmann, Gameiro.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
Home side is a favorite to reach the final of Champions League, but I can’t underestimate visitors who know how to play “elimination matches”. I expect very interesting, but tough, game between Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid and not many goals.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip: under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (Bet365)