Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid is one of the most awaited match of the start of the season between the two winners of the Uefa Champions League and the Europa League, both from Madrid. It will be an intense clash and we are looking forward for our first European duel. The game will start at 21:00 and it will take place on A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn, Estonia.
Real Madrid are in this game because they won their 3rd Champions League trophy in a row. This is their first competitive game of the season after the Champions League final against Liverpool. They only lost one from their pre-season games against Manchester United, and they won all of their remaining fixtures after that. They scored at least 2 goals in every game and it’s a good sign for them. Cristiano Ronaldo left the club so it will be a much harder task for them to win this trophy and in my opinion they won’t have many chances in front of Barcelona without a player like Ronaldo. They are the favorites to take this one home but Atletico Madrid should have enough of the beatings from Real in the finals.
Real Madrid: Navas – Marcelo – Ramos – Varane – Carvajal – Kroos – Casemiro – Asensio – Isco – Bale – Benzema
Atletico Madrid have not had the good pre-season friendlies as Real Madrid but they managed to do well. In their last game they lost with 1-0 against Inter and things are not looking very good before this game. The good part is that Griezmann and Diego Costa are both fit to play after an exhausting World Cup. The french player will have his morale up in the sky after he won the World Cup and was one of the best players from his team. Diego Simeone’s team lost enough finals against Real Madrid over the year and everybody hopes that now won’t be the same.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak – Luis – Godin – Gimenez – Juanfran – Lemar – Niguez – Partey – Koke – Costa – Griezmann
Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid: Head-to-Head
|08.04.18||LL||Real Madrid||Atl. Madrid||1 : 1|
|18.11.17||LL||Atl. Madrid||Real Madrid||0 : 0|
|10.05.17||CL||Atl. Madrid||Real Madrid||2 : 1|
|02.05.17||CL||Real Madrid||Atl. Madrid||3 : 0|
|08.04.17||LL||Real Madrid||Atl. Madrid||1 : 1|
Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid: Prediction
In most of the games that we saw between these two both teams have scored at least once. With the fatigue from the World Cup and not being in competitive games for a time it could lead to some mistakes or lack of concentration from some of the players. I think that this one will be a game with many goals, or at least 3 but the safe bet in my opinion would be both teams to score. Real Madrid are strong favorites to take this one home, but with the absence of Ronaldo we can not really tell how Madrid will play in this kind of games where Ronaldo always scored. With a new managed as well I fancy Atletico to take home the trophy with a good odd as well.
Prediction: Both Teams To Score, Yes, Odds: 1.70
Stake: 10 units
Secondary Prediction: Atletico to win the trophy, Odds: 2.00
Stake: 6 units