24th February 2021 – 21:00, Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo
Atalanta and Real Madrid will face each other in the Champions League eight-finals on Wednesday evening. The home side hopes for securing the advantage, while the visitors want to get back home undefeated.
Atalanta vs Real Madrid Match Preview & Team News
Atalanta is on a good run, as they booked three wins in a row. The hosts lost just once in the last 20 games in all competitions, and they want to continue this excellent streak. Gian Piero Gasperini is on a good track to securing another Champions League qualification. Atalanta sits in 5th place, but the home side is only one point behind Roma. Duvan Zapata and the lads were very convincing against Napoli last weekend, celebrating the 4:2 home victory. Atalanta is the second-most productive team in Serie A, while they tied three home wins. La Dea secured a place in the eight-finals in a pretty tough group against Liverpool, Ajax, and Midtjylland, taking the 2nd place. They went very far last time in this competition, and want to repeat, or even improve their success.
Real Madrid got back in the title race as they are three points behind Atletico Madrid, who has one game in hand. Los Blancos tied four victories despite their injury problems. Unfortunately for Zinedine Zidane, he can not count on some of the leading players like Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema for this game as well. Nevertheless, a tight defense can encourage the away side fans as they conceded only once in the previous four matches. Real Madrid topped the group against Borussia Monchengladbach, Inter, and Shakhtar, securing the qualification in the final round. It was perhaps the most exciting group in the previous stage, as all teams were hoping to take one of the top two spots. It’s going to be a very tough challenge for Real Madrid, but they want to pick up where they left off.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
It is going to be a very interesting match, and we’ll see how Real Madrid will cope with injuries. We think Atalanta can capitalize on that and secure the advantage before the trip to Madrid.
Goals Market Prediction
Both sides play very attacking football, and we can expect to see an efficient game. We believe this match should go over a 2.5 margin.
Atalanta vs Real Madrid
Atalanta to win @ 2.30
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.60
Correct score 2:1 @ 9.00