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Real Madrid vs Atalanta Betting Tips

Teams Status

Real Madrid were brilliant in the first leg of this tie as they beat Atalanta 0-1 away from home and this away goal could be vital going into the second leg. They qualified as the group leaders with ten points in six games winning three games and losing two matches in a group consisting of Inter, Monchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk. They scored 12 goals and conceded nine in the Champions League so far. Benzema is the leading goal scorer for Real Madrid in both Champions League and La Liga with four and 15 goals respectively. After missing the first leg, Benzema is likely to feature in the second leg. The midfield maestro Toni Kroos is the team’s leading assist provider with six assists in La Liga. Alvaro Odriozola, Marcelo, Daniel Carvajal and Mariano Diaz will miss the second leg clash due to injuries. Zidane might start Toni Kroos and Luka Modric ahead of Isco and Fede Valverde. Real will feel confident after a comeback win against Elche over the weekend.

Atalanta are coming off a 1-0 home loss to Real Madrid in the first leg. They qualified as the second placed team from Group D which had Liverpool and Ajax. Atalanta played seven games in the champions league out of which they won three games, lost three and drew one. In the group stages, they got 11 points two points less than group leaders Liverpool. They scored ten goals and conceded nine goals in the seven champions league matches. In Serie A they have been a consistent team accumulating 52 points from 27 games winning 15 matches in the process. Luis Muriel has been in sensational form in front of goal in Serie A as he has bagged 16 goals in 25 matches and he has also scored two goals in the Champions League. Duvan Zapata has been a little out of form when considered to last season. He is the team’s leading goal scorer with three goals in the Champions League. Hans Hateboer and Remo Freuler are on Atalanta’s suspension and injury list, which provides Atalanta with a whole lot of options to choose from.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

According to the Dafabet sportsbook, Real Madrid are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 2.11, Atalanta are placed at 3.45 and the draw is at 3.80 odds. Real Madrid are placed at 2.00 according to the 10Cric sportsbook, Atalanta are placed at 3.30 and the draw is at 3.75 odds. According to the Betway sportsbook, Real Madrid are placed at 2.05, Atalanta are placed at 3.30 and the draw is at 3.80 odds.


Tipster’s Angel

Similar to the first leg, this is also going to be a low-scoring thriller and we might see Real Madrid come out on top. Despite the fact that Real will be missing a few key players, they have the quality to deliver on any night. So, this fixture is slightly tending towards Real Madrid.

Tip: Real Madrid To Win @ 2.11

In the first leg, Real Madrid were brilliant on defense and made sure that that they don’t concede any goal. While their offense managed to grab a crucial away goal going into the second leg. Real Madrid are currently unbeaten in their last eight matches in all competitions including six wins and two draws. In the last five matches that Atalanta has played in all competitions, they have won three and lost two matches. Real Madrid has three wins, one draw and one loss in the last five home matches that they have played in all competitions. Even Atalanta also have a similar record as they have three wins, one draw and one loss in their last five away matches. It is more likely that Real Madrid will use the home advantage better and come out on top at 2.11 odds available at the Dafabet sportsbook.

Tip: Total Goals Under 2.5 @ 2.05

When two high-scoring teams meet, it usually will be a low-scoring thriller as seen in the first leg, which ended 0-1 in favor of Real Madrid. In the last seven matches played by Real Madrid in all competitions, six matches were low scoring as under 2.5 goals were scored in them. Under 2.5 goals were scored in three of the last five matches that Atalanta has played in all competitions. Three of the last five home matches that Real Madrid has played in all competitions had under 2.5 goals. In the last five away matches that Atalanta has played in all competitions, four matches had under 2.5 goals. This is expected to be a defensive game just like the first leg. So, it is very likely that it will be a low-scoring encounter and under 2.5 goals will be scored at 2.05 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Conclusion

Atalanta is expected to fight back to cut the deficit of one goal and then eye on winning the match. If Atalanta gets a goal back, they will be holding the aces in this fixture as they are playing away from home. This is unlikely to happen as Real Madrid has a really good defensive line. So, Real Madrid is more likely to qualify for the next phase of the tournament.

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