Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid – Champions League
Wednesday 10th May 19:45, Vicente Calderón
Match Preview and Betting Tips
Atletico are bound to be down after the 3-0 defeat suffered in the 1st leg of their Champions League semi-final against local rivals Real, but can now head into the game without any nerves as they will have to go for broke if they are to pull off a miraculous turnaround.
The hosts have been a little hit and miss of late, with three wins and two defeats from their last five games in all competitions. Real on the other hand are searching for a fifth straight win tomorrow and remain on course to win La Liga and possibly another Champions League.
There are 10 points between the teams in the league, but Atletico are already out of the title race and a point in their next game will confirm a 3rd place finish in La Liga and Champions League football next season.
I think that the hosts will enter tomorrows game with a relaxed ‘nothing to lose’ attitude, and that could lead to a victory on the night, but for me Real will qualify because the deficit is just too much to be realistically turned around by a side who haven;t fared well against their local rivals of late.
Atletico | DWLWLW
Real | WLWWWW
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Stats
Tomorrow marks the 184th Madrid derby, the forth meeting between the pair this season, and if history suggests anything its that Real are the favourites.
Cristiano Ronaldo ripped Atletico apart in the first leg with a hat trick that wrapped up a huge 3-0 win that put one foot in the final for the Spanish giants.
The hosts outclassed their opponents in all departments that day, with Atletico not looking their usual solid selves at the back. Real had 59% of the possession, 9 shots on target to Atletico’s 1, and 9 corners to 3.
Tomorrows hosts must show more desire and purpose in the 2nd leg if they are to pull off a shock turnaround, but any away goals from Real are going to end the faint hopes Atletico might have.
Atletico have W46-D40-L96 against Real
Goals Scored: Atletico 240 | Real 319
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