Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Betting Tip and Predictions. In the first match of Quarter-finals in the UEFA Champions League in the big city derby Atletico Madrid host Real Madrid at Vicente Calderón.
This match will be the replay of the UEFA Champions League final 2013/2014, when Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 4-1. After that game these two teams have met six times in all competitions and Atletico was better side beating Real Madrid four times, while two matches were finished without winner (4-2-0).
Atletico Madrid lost the race for the title this season, so this match is crucial for them if they want to lift some trophy this season. They are in the very solid form, without defeat in their last eight matches in all competitions. Atletico have already played against city rivals about two months ago in Primera Division and humiliated them with the huge 4-0. The match in Champions league will be different for sure, but home team have to do their best in order to make good result in the first leg.
Real Madrid will try to become the first team who will retain the Champions League trophy, but it won’t be easy against Atletico Madrid. The visitors are in the good form with three consecutive wins, but they played against weak teams – such as Eibar, Rayo Vallecano and Granada. Before that they have managed to win only one of their last five matches, win against Levante, on the other side they lost against Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao and Schalke 04, while the match against Villarreal was finished without winner.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid injuries and suspensions:
Good news for Diego Simeone is that Croatian striker Mario Mandžukić trained normally after he picked up an injury and he will be available for this match, but maybe he will start from the bench.
Real Madrid have full squad available for this game.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid possible lineups:
Atletico Madrid: Moya – Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Siqueira – Tiago, Gabi – Koke, Arda Turan, Griezmann – F. Torres.
Real Madrid: Casillas – Carvajal, Pepe, S. Ramos, Marcelo – T. Kroos, Modric – Bale, J. Rodriguez, C. Ronaldo – Benzema.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid betting tips and predictions
Real Madrid is a favorite to qualify in the Semi-finals of this competitions, but I can’t underestimate Atletico Madrid who play very good upfront their supporters and I won’t be surprised if they take an advantage in the first leg. Atletico Madrid (+0) looks like a good betting option, but I’m going with 0.5 Ah.