The best predictions and betting tips for the first Champions League meeting between Atalanta and Real Madrid in the last 16 round.
Atalanta vs Real Madrid Top Free Betting Tips
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Atalanta vs Real Madrid: Team News and Match Preview
Atalanta and Real Madrid take on each other in the Champions League for the first time hoping to gain an early advantage in the last 16 tie. Atalanta step into the game with a good run of form after having picked up three wins on the bounce. Real Madrid have been able to overcome their disastrous start to the season with a decent run of form of late. The Los Blancos picked up their fourth consecutive win during the weekend and moved closer to the La Liga table leaders Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will be pleased with his team achieving three consecutive clean sheets. Atalanta, though, have had a reputation for slow starts this season but they have come up with a remarkable eight goals in the last three matches – seven of them coming against Napoli.
Hans Hateboer of Atalanta is currently unavailable due to injury. Gian Piero Gasperini does not have any other injuries beyond the right back. Meanwhile, Zidane has confirmed that Karim Benzema will not be starting against Atalanta due to the risk of aggravating his injury. Other players unavailable due to injury would be Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Eden Hazard, Rodrygo, and Danny Carvajal. Alvaro Odriozola and Eder Militao are doubtful for the game.
Top Betting Predictions for Atalanta vs Real Madrid
The match between Atalanta and Real Madrid promises to be an intriguing game with many betting opportunities. The best tips would be to go with:
- Draw at 11/4
- Total goals over 3.5 at 8/5
- Luis Muriel to score anytime at 8/5
This is an even contest with Atalanta quite strong in home matches while Real Madrid are just finding their feet in away games. The absence of Karim Benzema will be a major blow for the visitors, who may just like the additional push to get over the line. Similarly, Atalanta may also struggle with a rejuvenated Real Madrid outfit. The slow starts made by Atalanta could come back to haunt them.
Total goals over 3.5
Real Madrid may have kept three clean sheets in the last three matches, but they have had a nightmare time when it comes to away matches in the Champions League. The clean sheet against Inter Milan is the sole clean sheet for the club in the last six European trips. Atalanta failed to score only once in the six group matches at home, while the club remain very strong indeed. Rather than go with the option of over 2.5 goals, which is priced very low, the best tips would suggest to go for over 3.5 goals.
Luis Muriel to score anytime
Luis Muriel has been the top scorer for Atalanta this season with 14 goals. He has now picked up three goals in his last three appearances for the Italian club. Muriel has also failed to score for Atalanta in just three of his last 12 games.
FAQs regarding Atalanta vs Real Madrid Coverage and Accessibility
Can fans watch this match through live streams?
Yes, live streams are available for this match from all top bookmakers.
What is the cost involved to watch the live streams?
Most bookmakers have made the live streams free to access under certain conditions like the presence of a positive account balance or a bet.
When does this match start?
The match is scheduled to start at 20:00 GMT on 24 February 2021.
Where is this match held?
The match will be played at the Bergamo stadium in Italy.
Can punters place live bets on this match?
Yes, all bookmakers will provide the option of live bets once the match kicks off. These would be in addition to the pre-match markets.