Atalanta vs Real Madrid
Europe – UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Gewiss Stadium.
The Los Blancos are already out of the Copa del Rey, and the La Liga seems to be in Atletico’s grasp. Ironically, the toughest competition of all appears to be the last hope for Zinedine Zidane’s men to avoid a trophyless season.
However, they do have a rich history in this esteemed tournament, and just as if the situation demanded it, the team has slowly found their form back right when the knockouts have begun.
They already do have the confidence of winning their group after a disastrous start, and that too against some tough opponents.
Meanwhile, La Dea are once again targeting a deep run into the UCL knockouts, and are scoring goals for fun. They are also at home, and will definitely target the shaky defense of the Spanish titans.
Likely, we could count on Atalanta to score at least once this Wednesday.
Still, the Royal Whites are far too talented and experienced to let any sort of mishap happen in the Round of 16. They might concede, but they surely have the upper hand this Wednesday.
Atalanta vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams are locking horns with each other for the very first time.
- Gian Piero Gasperini’s men have a 100% winning record against other Spanish squads.
- They have scored three or more goals in all of these fixtures.
- Zidane’s men are on an 11-fixture winning run against Serie A opposition.
Atalanta vs Real Madrid Prediction
The Los Blancos are on a four-match winning run, and had scored two or more goals in four of their past six games. They have also lost just twice in their preceding 17 fixtures, and have lost just thrice on the road since March of 2020.
They are also the most successful team in the history of the UCL, while their counterparts are usually a Europa League contender from the Serie A.
On top of that, Zidane’s men also have a phenomenal h2h record against Italian rivals in the past several years.
As such, expect Real Madrid to win at least one of the halves.
However, lately, the Royal Whites are experiencing some issues with their defense. They have a total of three clean sheets from their former eight games, and have a total of just four of these on the road in their past fourteen away matches.
On the other hand, their opposite number had scored three or more goals in five of their last eight overall fixtures, and scored thrice or more in nine of their former eleven appearances at home.
For the reasons, expect the BTTS bet to bring good returns this Wednesday.