With Atletico Madrid and Juventus facing each other in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League first knockout round first leg, the two clubs are not just linking the fact that there are many top stars on either side. The common international fate in recent years unites the teams as well.
The reigning Spanish runner-up and the Italian titleholder have each twice in the final of the premier class in the last five seasons, but had to give either the FC Barcelona or Real Madrid defeated there. In the current season, the teams have again made some plans, although already the hurdle in the round of the last 16 invites to “falling”.
Today’s Betting Tips Atletico Madrid vs Juventus
If we look at the odds between Atletico Madrid vs Juventus, it becomes clear that a clear favorite will not be chosen by bookmakers. However, the providers are relatively unanimous in the fact that not really many goals are expected. Both coaches, Diego Simeone and Massimiliano Allegri, are discipline fanatics who pay special attention to the defensive, especially in important, close matches. In this respect, in the match Atletico Madrid vs.. Juventus a prediction on a maximum of two hits absolutely obvious and therefore badly quoted. It may therefore be advisable to keep an eye on alternative goal bets in relation to the first 45 minutes, especially since error prevention and palpation should be in the foreground, especially in the first round.
Atletico Madrid – Statistics & Current Form
For the fifth time in the last six years (the Spaniards failed in the group stage in 2017/2018), Atletico Madrid have reached the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League. In four of these five cases, the “Colchoneros” finally fixed the quarter-finals. Whether the progress in the round of the last eight succeeds in the current season, may be questioned, because with Juventus the reigning runner-up from La Liga has caught one of the probably heaviest opponents from the pot. The Italians will say the same about Atletico Madrid.
However, the team of coach Diego Simeone does not need to hide, which impressively underlines the two final appearances in the past five years and the Europa League triumph in the previous season. From the point of view of the Madrilenians, it will be important for them to develop a good starting position in front of their home crowd, to stay without an away goal if possible and to win a victory. That this hope is statistically not completely out of thin air shows, among other things, the fact that the “Rojiblancos” won all three group matches in front of their own fans and had to accept only one goal. In addition, the Spanish capital club has lost none of the recent 12 home games in knockout games in the European Cup (seven wins, five draws). Against Italian representatives, the balance on the international stage with five home successes in succession even a little more impressive. In general, the Simeone-Elf conceded from the last 21 home games at European level only one defeat. 17 wins (eight in a row) and three points are an indication of how difficult it is to beat the uncomfortable “Colchoneros” on their playing field. If you need further proof of the defensive stability of the Red and White, then you have to refer to the home-league in La Liga. There keeper Jan Oblak had to concede only seven goals in twelve matches in Wanda Metropolitano (league best score!).
It is very likely that Coach Simeone’s focus on such a good opponent as Juventus will primarily be to defend tightly so as not to lose all chances early in the next round. Between Atletico Madrid and Juventus, therefore, a tip on a scoreless first half is a lucrative option, as is the recommendation that in the first 35 minutes, no hit falls. With the courted by Bayern Lucas Hernandez an important defensive player is not available. The use of midfield strategist Koke is still uncertain.
Expected formation of Atletico Madrid:
Oblak – Filipe Luis, Gimenez, Godin, Arias – Rodri, Niguez – Lemar, Correa – Morata, Griezmann –
Last matches of Atletico Madrid:
- 16.02.2019 – Rayo Vallecano Vs. Atletico Madrid 0: 1 (La Liga)
- 09.02.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Real Madrid 1: 3 (La Liga)
- 03.02.2019 – Betis Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid 1-0 (La Liga)
- 26.01.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Getafe 2: 0 (La Liga)
- 19.01.2019 – Huesca Vs. Atletico Madrid 0: 3 (La Liga)
Juventus – Statistics & Current Form
3: 3 at home against Parma, 0: 3 in the Cup at Atalanta Bergamo – the Italian series champion Juventus FC last made surprising dropouts. Above all, the defensive encountered in the two mentioned matches to their own limits and seemed anything but solid. However, we should not make the mistake and the two games in our Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus prediction too strong, because with Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci each of the regular central defense was due to injury unavailable. Meanwhile, the stronghold from the Piedmont is back operational, so that the defense in the recent successes in Sassuolo (3: 0) and at home weekend against Frosinone (3: 0) presented much more stable.
Coaching Massimiliano Allegri remains a priority for coach Massimiliano Allegri, despite the Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer in the summer, a look at the statistics against Serie A and UEFA Champions League goals. With only 15 goals in 24 games in their national life, the “Bianconeri” represent by far the best defensive in Italy. In more than half of all matches behind was the zero (13). Even in the premier class, the black and white with four “clean sheets” in the group stage, which challenge it is to overcome the Polish keeper and Buffon successor Wojciech Szczesny.
What should give Juventus something to think about from a historical point of view, however, is the record for guest appearances in Spain. Only three out of the last nine trips to the Iberian peninsula have been made victorious. The yield of only six wins, six draws and 16 bankruptcies against representatives of the highest Spanish league is also not very positive and yet it would be presumptuous, because of these in the end quite insignificant numbers, between Atletico Madrid and Juventus automatically a tip in favor of the Italians to negate. The individual quality is undoubtedly there and experience at the highest level could be a key point in this encounter, although the “colchoneros” should not be too small in this regard. So the question remains, what influence Cristiano Ronaldo can take? After all, he scored in only 31 duels against the Real city rivals Atletico “only” 14 goals. Juan Cuadrado is definitely out. Douglas Costa’s commitment is questionable after muscular problems in recent weeks.
Expected formation of Juventus:
Szczesny – De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Cancelo – Khedira, Can, Pjanic (Betancur) – Ronaldo, Mandzukic, Dybala
Last Games by Juventus:
- 15.02.2019 – Juventus vs. Frosinone 3: 0 (Serie A)
- 10.02.2019 – Sassuolo vs. Juventus 0: 3 (Serie A)
- 02.02.2019 – Juventus vs. Parma 3: 3 (Serie A)
- 30.01.2019 – Atalanta Bergamo vs. Juventus 3: 0 (Coppa Italia)
- 27.01.2019 – Lazio vs. Juventus 1: 2 (Serie A)
Atletico Madrid vs Juventus Direct Comparison
Overall, Atletico Madrid and Juventus faced each other in seven competitive matches. The odds for the upcoming match in the Champions League knockout round are, however, not really influenced by the direct duels, of which the “Biaconier” won four, because even the last clash is already four years in the past. In the season 2014/2015 fell in 180 minutes in the group stage in total only one goal. Atletico won the first leg at home 1-0. In Turin, the clubs drew to a goalless draw.
Atletico Madrid vs Juventus Best Betting Tips Explained
If we had to decide today who reached the quarter-finals between Atletico Madrid and Juventus, a tip would be extremely difficult. Both teams have a lot of quality and presented themselves in recent years on the international stage very consistently. Although the Spaniards won their last eight European home games and lost only one of the last 21 matches in Europe in front of their home crowd, betting on the hosts is too risky in our eyes. The background is the defensive strength of the “Bianconeri”, which remained alone in the Italian Serie A in 13 of 24 games without conceding. In the Champions League keeper Szczesny held in four out of six cases zero.
Key Facts – Atletico Madrid vs Juventus tips
Atletico and Juventus each provide the best defensives in their country
Due to the eye level in this duel, we expect a sampling in the initial phase
The “Colchoneros” have lost just one of the last 21 European home games
For this reason, in the encounter Atletico Madrid vs Juventus, our prediction- also due to odds – rather towards potential under-markets. The Under 2.5 seems quite lucrative at first, but we prefer to make a recommendation on a few hits in the first half. More specifically, between Atletico Madrid and Juventus, we decided that it would be 0-0 after 35 minutes. The betting odds for this, at first glance, quite special betting market are worth 1.83 and are alluded to with a medium bet, with five units.
Insider Tips: No goal before 35:00 minutes