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Here’s a match we probably wouldn’t have expected to see a few years ago. We cover our top 3 predictions in this Atalanta vs Real Madrid betting tips post.
Atalanta vs Real Madrid: See the top free betting tips here
This table will allow you to get a clean look at what our experts think are the best predictions of the game.
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The recent form of both teams
Interestingly enough, over their last 10 games, Real Madrid has more losses (2) than Atalanta (1). However, the Spanish side has achieved 6 victories to Atalanta’s 5.
The last game ‘’La Dea’’ played was against Napoli and this was definitely a draining encounter. Atalanta prevailed by 4 goals to 2 but it took a lot of effort. The team is yet to lose a game over the past 5 meetings, but this week’s match will surely test their defense.
Additionally, the Italian team is riding a 3-game win streak and will surely have plenty of confidence in this upcoming UCL clash. There are more reasons for them to play with a lot of self-esteem. Atalanta has lost just one game out of 20 matches and this happened about a month ago.
How has Real Madrid played lately?
Real have won 4 straight games in La Liga but before that lost 2 straight to Huesca and Levante respectively. The team also managed to get 3 clean sheets during their last 4 games and this will surely be a factor on Wednesday against Atalanta.
What really concerns us is the fact that many important players will not take part in the match for Los Blancos. The list consists of but is not limited to:
- Eden Hazard
- Sergio Ramos
- Karim Benzema
- Daniel Carvajal
This will surely be an uphill battle for Real as they will be facing a team that scored 11 goals in their last 4 matches.
The top free tips that we have on the Atalanta vs Real Madrid UCL match
- Double Chance: Atalanta or Draw @ 2/5
- Both Teams to Score: No @ 11/8
- Cards in the game: Under 4.5 @ 5/6
Double Chance: Atalanta or Draw @ 2/5
There is no way we can back Real Madrid here. First of all, Atalanta plays exceptionally well at home. Second, it appears that the Italians will have a clean bill of health this week. Real Madrid, however, will miss essential players in each line of their team and this includes Ramos and Hazard.
Even if Atalanta doesn’t win the match, we don’t see them losing this 1st leg at home. The odds aren’t fantastic, but the extra insurance is worth the bet. If you feel like it, bet Atalanta to win outright.
Both Teams to Score: No @ 11/8
We already mentioned that Real will be decimated in this match but what is really worth noting is that their attacking third will likely suffer the most. The absence of hazard and Benzema will surely be felt and the backbone of the team in the face of Ramos will also be out. While Atalanta sometimes allows goals, they also tend to score them.
Still, it is not out of the realm of possibility that Real holds on to a 0-0 draw because we are convinced they know how to play defensive football (3 clean sheets over the last 5 games).
Cards in the game: Under 4.5 @ 5/6
There is no bad blood between these teams and also the absence of Sergio Ramos automatically means one yellow card less. Additionally, the referee’s track record suggests that 4.5 cards are a little bit too many.
While Tobias Stieler ‘’likes’’ to give yellow cards, he rarely shows more than 4. He hasn’t had a game without a yellow card this season but has gone over 5+ just 8 times this season which accounts for 37% of the matches he has officiated. The value is definitely here..