Atalanta vs Real Madrid
WED 24th FEB 2021 – KO 20:00pm
BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
Atalanta takes on Real Madrid in the Champions League this week, with the hosts the favourites.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s team recorded a fantastic 4-2 win against Napoli at the weekend. It was a win that took them to fourth in the table and got them back to back wins.
Atalanta finished second in their group, with Liverpool two points ahead of them. This was a good group stage for them as they look to go further that last seasons quarter-finals where PSG beat them 2-1.
The team from Bergamo will take the game to Real Madrid. They play a very attacking style of football and won’t be intimidated by the opposition. This can go either way for them sometimes, but it always makes for an exciting game.
Zidane’s side made it four wins in a row when they beat Valladolid 1-0 last weekend. The result has put them back into the title race with Atletico dropping points.
Real topped their group which included Gladbach and Inter. They are the giants they once were but they will expect to get through this round and if they get a good draw then who knows.
Against Atalanta, they will need to be aware of the opposition’s attack. However, it is key they get a goal or two themselves. Madrid has the much better squad on paper and if their big players turn up they should be ok.
Atalanta’s only likely absentee is Hateboer.
Real are missing a lot of key players for this game. Hazard, Benzema, Carvajal, Marcelo, Militao, Ramos, Valverde, Rodrygo and Odriozola are all out.