Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid: Hosts have it all to do in second leg

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It’s not too often Atletico Madrid get brushed aside 3-0. In fact, last week’s defeat against local rivals Real Madrid was the first time they’ve lost by that scoreline in the Champions League in eight years.

Granted, they have a chance to exact revenge this week in the second leg which will be played inside the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

But even the most optimistic of Atleti supporters would struggle to see how their side can progress to their third final in four years.

Our traders are struggling to separate the two sides in the Match Betting, with the visitors currently priced as slight favourites at 6/4 while the hosts are 13/8 shots to win.

But it’s the 14/1 on Atletico to qualify which will worry home supporters most.

In order to give themselves a chance of making the final, they’ll first have to score three goals without reply.

Win 3-0 (28/1) and they’ll take the game to extra-time.

But if Real score just one goal (33/20), that would mean Diego Simeone’s men would have to net five, and it’s 45/1 for them to net four or more in case you were wondering.

As for picking out individual goalscorers, it’s no surprise to see Cristiano Ronaldo as short as 10/11 to net at any time, while Antoine Griezmann is the most likely Atleti star to score (13/10).

In truth, we wouldn’t be overly surprised to see a 0-0 draw here.

Atletico know the importance of keeping their opponents at bay, while Real won’t want to give the hosts a glimmer of hope. With that in mind, there could be some value in the 12/1 on a bore draw.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Alex Apati

Having graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Creative Writing with English, Alex joined the News team following a three year stint working for Ladbrokes behind the counter. When he's not watching darts, he's throwing them. Failing that you'll find him YouTubeing Thierry Henry's greatest Arsenal goals.