Atalanta v Real Madrid prediction & betting tips brought to you by football expert Tom Love.
Atalanta vs Real Madrid Stats
- Atalanta have won 8 of their last 11 home games.
- Atalanta have scored 11 goals in their last 4 games.
- Atalanta have seen both sides score in 70% of their Serie A games this season.
Betting Tip: Atalanta to win and both teams to score
Atalanta play their first ever knockout Champions League tie in Bergamo as they welcome historic winners Real Madrid to the north of Italy. La Dea have been one of the stories of the last few years, sustainable development, canny recruitment and expert management has made them a serious force at home and on the continent. They’ve recently reached the Coppa Italia final, continue to be in with a sniff of the Scudetto and managed to get out of a tricky looking group in this competition.
Huge credit must go to the likeable Gianpiero Gasperini in the dugout. His attack-focused approach is not only attractive on the eye, but has also yielded some terrific results. He’s persisted with a 3-4-1-2 formation for the most part which gets the most out of his carefully assembled squad but it’s the insistent pressing an ability to pen sides into their own half which is most admirable.
Gasperini and co will smell blood as a depleted Real come to town. Zinedine Zidane has an excellent record in this tournament but he has his work cut out to get a result here. Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Rodrygo and Fede Valverde are just some of the names missing. It wouldn’t surprise me if Zidane would walk away with a one goal defeat given the circumstances.
One thing that will play into Los Blancos’ hands is their opportunity to create chances given Atalanta’s expansive approach. I think they’ll score but ultimately lose and the 3/1 on a home win and both teams to score looks a cracking price.
Atlanta vs Real Madrid Odds
The thirteen-time Champions League winners find them the bookmaker's underdogs heading into Wednesday's fixture.
Where is the value?