The last week of the UEFA Champions League was a complete surprise. The departure of Real Madrid (against Ajax Amsterdam) and Paris Saint-Germain (against Manchester United) can be described as a big surprise – maybe even a sensation – after the first leg results. This week the four remaining second legs are on the program and there is more potential for surprise. In view of the first leg, a progress of the Italians would be quite unexpected in the duel between Juventus and Atletico Madrid!
Champions League Juventus vs Atletico Madrid
The Spaniards have already opened the door to the quarter-finals, after the first leg was won 2-0 in front of their home crowd. An away goal in Juventus Stadium would probably be the decision in this knockout duel, because then “CR7” & Co would need at least four hits. Accordingly, the Allegri-Eleven must find a good balance of offensive and defensive. The longer it is 0: 0, the more risk would have to go to the Italian series champion. To get ahead of Juventus against Atletico Madrid are now offered odds of 4.00. The home win appears, however, in the bookmakers as quite likely. For the home win of the Bianconeri betting odds of 1.75 are offered.
Juventus – Statistics & Current Form
At the national level, the Old Lady from Turin is also unrivaled this year. After 27 games, 75 points are on the credit side; The Allegri team did not have to suffer a defeat in this Serie A season. With that, the Bianconeri are well on their way to surpassing their own point record (102 points). Due to the extremely comfortable situation in the table (18 points ahead), Massimiliano Allegri on Friday also could afford to give some regular players a break. The only 19-year-old youngster Moise Kean used this opportunity impressively and became with a double the Matchwinner. At 19 years and eight days he was the youngest double scorer at Juventus since 1982.
“The team is confident to play a big game – and so do I. Think positive, let us believe it. It is possible, but we need your help. We do our job on the lawn, but we need your support. ” – Cristiano Ronaldo
The fatigue after intense weeks should not be an excuse, because the stars around “CR7” had enough time to prepare for this trend-setting game. Despite the initial situation, the Portuguese superstar continues to believe in getting ahead and also encourages fans to think positive. In 32 games against the Rojiblancos Ronaldo has so far achieved 22 goals. Personnel Allegri must do without the suspended Alex Sandro, injury-related are Sami Khedira (heart problems), Douglas Costa, Andrea Barzagli and Juan Cuadrado also not an issue for the game against the Spaniards.
The 4-1 home win against Udinese Calcio last Friday was the 200th fixture at the Juventus Stadium, with a home record of 159 wins, 32 draws and only nine defeats. International have had only three defeats in the last 35 home games (21-12-3 balance sheet). With Juventus and Atletico Madrid in mind, predicting their home win is certainly justifiable given these numbers. Hope can give the Italians also the fact that Juventus was able to secure in 14 of 32 knockout duels despite first-leg defeat still the entry into the next round.
Expected formation of Juventus:
↳ Szczesny – Spinazzola, Chiellini, Bonucci, de Sciglio – Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi – Cristiano Ronaldo, Mandzukic, Dybala
Last Games by Juventus:
⚽ 08.03.2019 – Juventus vs Udinese Calcio 4: 1 (Series A)
⚽ 03.03.2019 – Napoli vs Juventus 1: 2 (Series A)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Bologna Vs. Juventus Torino 0: 1 (Serie A)
⚽ 20.02.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Juventus 2: 0 (Champions League)
⚽ 15.02.2019 – Juventus vs Frosinone 3: 0 (Serie A)
Atletico Madrid – Statistics & Current Form
For his “egg dance” after the Gimenez goal in the first leg, the impulsive Diego Simeone was “only” sentenced to a fine; a suspension for the second leg was not required. However, Rojiblancos will be without their midfielder Thomas and striker Diego Costa due to yellow cards. Behind the stakes of Diego Godin (center-back) and Luis Felipe (left-back) is a question mark, both are battered and a bet decides only at short notice. A failure of this duo would certainly be a bitter weakening for the Rojiblancos. Instead of Costa, ex-Juventus player Alvaro Morata will probably start alongside Antoine Griezmann. The Spaniard, who has been with the Rojiblancos since January, scored 27 goals in 93 games for the Torino Old Woman.
In the group stage, the Spaniards slid in the Signal Iduna Park of Dortmund in a 0-4 debacle, the highest international defeat for the Madrid. Otherwise, the defensive is the absolute showpiece. This can be proved by looking at recent results. Goalkeeper Jan Oblak was able to keep his box clean in his last five competitive games. Although the offensive is not for a peat festival, but often a hit is enough to fix the victory. So also last weekend in the small derby against Leganes. This ended the last five competitive games all with less than 2.5 hits. Should the tip on the under 2.5 be right again between Juventus and Atletico Madrid, odds in the range of 1.70-1.75 lure.
Not only the 2-0 advantage from the first leg, but also the fact that the Spaniards have not lost a game against an Italian team for seven years, speaks for the Rojiblancos. In the 2011/12 season, there was a defeat against Udinese Calcio, since Atletico Madrid could celebrate eight wins in ten games and drew twice. In addition, the Spaniards fixed in 30 of 37 cases after a first leg victory progressing in a knockout duel.
Expected formation of Atletico Madrid:
↳ Oblak – Luis Felipe, Savic / Godin, Gimenez, Juanfran – Correa, Saul Niguez, Rodri, Koke – Morata, Griezmann
Last matches of Atletico Madrid:
⚽ 09.03.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. CD Leganés 1: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 03.03.2019 – Real Sociedad Vs. Atletico Madrid 0-2 (La Liga)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Villarreal 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 20.02.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Juventus 2: 0 (Champions League)
⚽ 16.02.2019 – Rayo Vallecano Vs. Atletico Madrid 0: 1 (La Liga)
Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Direct Comparison
The first leg in Wanda Metropolitano was the eighth competitive match between these two teams. The first five duels are by no means relevant to this direct comparison, as these were held in the 1960s. In the 2014/15 season, Juventus and Atletico Madrid faced each other in the group stage. The Spaniards celebrated thanks to a Turan hit a 1-0 home win, in Turin, the two teams drew goalless. For the third consecutive year without scoring Juventus remained in the first leg. Thanks to two late defender goals by Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin, the Spanish top club won by well deserved 2-0.
Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Our Betting Prediction
In the first leg in Madrid, the offensive efforts of Juventus Turin were barely noticeable. In the second leg, the Allegri protégés will now have to show from a much more offensive side to make up for the two-goal deficit. A home win for Juventus against Atletico Madrid will offer odds of 1.75.
Key Facts – Juventus vs Atletico Madrid tips
↳ Juventus was able to fix the rise in 14 of 32 cases after a first leg defeat!
↳ Two late defender goals gave Atletico a 2-0 home win in the first leg!
↳ In the last five competitive games Jan Oblak had to accept no goal!
The hardest task for the Italian Dominator will probably be to find the right balance. Unconditional risk from the first minute would be completely fatal, because a goal would probably mean the end of the quarter-final dreams. Nevertheless, significantly more scoring chances can be expected and, to that effect, the tip on the over 2.5 has definitely value between Juventus and Atletico Madrid. Especially with the offered odds of 2.20! On the over 2.5 is a use of five units made!
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals