Real Madrid and Atalanta will meet in the eight-finals second leg. The home team reached three points after the turnaround, as they beat Elche with 2:1. The guests are playing in good shape, and the attackers are showing strength.
March 16th, 2021 – 21:00
Real Madrid vs Atalanta Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Real Madrid vs Atalanta Predictions
Real Madrid has a 1-0 lead from the first leg, but this being Atalanta, that slim advantage may not mean much. For the third straight game, Real failed to keep a clean sheet as they hosted Elche and had to come from behind for the third consecutive game. Real have scored six goals in their last five matches; all have come in the second half, and four have been scored in the final five minutes. The most important thing is that they’ve been able to find the back of the net in each of the last 12 matches, though in 15 games across all competitions, they’ve been able to win by two or more goals in just four. Real Madrid is unbeaten in four home matches going to this game but has won only three of their nine home matches in the Champions League. Casemiro has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. Junior Vinicius creates a lot of problems for his opponents on the right flank. It’s hard to keep this guy in a one-on-one game.
In the first leg match, Atalanta played from the 17th minute with a man down after Remo Freuler’s red card. They are coming from a comfortable 3-1 win over Spezia in Serie A, and after scoring two or more in three of their last five matches, they’ll be fired up for this game. One area for the Italians to address going to this game is the defense, having managed just one clean sheet in the last five matches. They have conceded four goals in the previous five games, but in five of their last eight matches, Atalanta has won by two goals or more. Gianpiero Gasperini’s side is faced with a must-win clash here, and they will be heavily banking on their away form to carry them here. In their last 14 away matches, Atalanta have only lost once – to Inter in Serie A. Marten de Roon found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the game on the field, and it’s hard to take the ball away from this guy. Josip Ilicic is the engine of this team, and his greatest virtue is speed. He has excellent ball control and can be satisfied with his performance.
Real Madrid is the favorite in the rematch, and Los Blancos are among the favorites to win the Champions League.
We can expect a big fight between these two teams, and both of them should be able to score. We don’t believe either side will keep the clean sheet.