Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid meet again on Tuesday (19:45, UK Time) in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals at Santiago Bernabéu. A spot in the final in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff awaits to one of the Spanish teams.
Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid Preview
Real Madrid beat Valencia in the last minutes of the game on Saturday at Santiago Bernabéu and they are still on the run for the two titles, La Liga and Champions League. Now they have a big clash on Tuesday against the city rivals, a team the knock-out in the last three years in the Champions League. Gareth Bale and Pepe are the two players unavailable for Zidane, whereas Isco should replace the Welshman in the midfield.
Atlético Madrid thrashed Las Palmas (0-5) in their last game in La Liga and they beat Bayer Leverkusen and Leicester to arrive to the semi-finals for the third time in only four years. Diego Pablo Simeone wants to make history and win the first Champions League for Atlético. Juanfran, Giménez and Augusto are not available, whereas Vrsaljko and Carrasco are doubtful.
Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid Predicted Line Ups
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Keylor; Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Isco, Cristiano and Benzema
Atlético Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Vrsaljko, Savic, Godin, Filipe, Gabi, Saúl, Koke, Gaitán, Gameiro and Griezmann
Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid Betting Tips
Real Madrid have won 8, drawn 1 and lost 1 games out of the last 10.
Atlético Madrid have won 7, drawn 2 and lost 1 of the last 10 games.
In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 2,9 goals and have received an average of 1,5 goals.
In the last 10 games, Atlético Madrid have scored an average of 1,8 goals per game and have conceded 0,4 goals per game.
There have been over 2,5 goals in 9 of the last 10 Real Madrid games.
There have been 2,5 goals in 3 of the last 10 Atlético Madrid games.
Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid Prediction
Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in the final of the Champions League twice in the last three years and they knock-out the rivals in the quarter-finals two years ago thanks to a goal scored by Chicharito. They want to continue with this run in the European competition and we are confident that Los Blancos could beat again Atlético and have some advantage to play the second leg the next week. We don’t expect a lot of goals though.
Both teams met in April in La Liga at Santiago Bernabéu and Simeone’s side was able to get a point thanks to a late goal scored by Antoine Griezmann. Pepe, with a header, opened the scoreboard.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid to win 5/6 at Bet365.
Less 2,5 goals 4/5 at Bet365.
Real Madrid to win 1-0 at 11/2 with Bet365.