Champions League: Real Madrid vs. Atalanta Soccer Pick & Prediction (Mar 16)
- Real Madrid didn’t lose in the previous four games at home
- Los Blancos squeezed out a win in the last moments this weekend against Elche
- The previous five matches Atalanta played on the road saw both teams not score any goals
Real isn’t playing well, but they are still posting solid results, keeping themselves in contention for both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League title.
Atalanta, meanwhile, is in solid shape, and an early red card in the first game caused them to head for Madrid with a one-goal deficit. The Italians have a massive motive now to change that “injustice” and make a sensation in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid vs. Atalanta Schedule
- Where: Alfredo di Stefano Stadium, Madrid, Spain
- When: Tuesday, March 16, 3:00pm ET
- How to Watch: CBS
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Zidane’s Problems With Injuries Fading
A few weeks ago, Real had more injured than healthy players, and at that point, the situation among the Los Blancos was alarming. However, they would overcome that nasty period, not losing too many points in the domestic league and recording a solid result in Bergamo.
Now, we see the 13-time UCL champions in a much better mood, with Eden Hazard and Benzema 100% ready and with the majority of the squad at Zidane’s disposal. Benzema scored a late goal this Saturday that saw Real cracking Elche’s resistance. That one ended 2-1.
This was the third win in the past four at home for Los Blancos, but what is interesting is that they allowed goals in four of the previous six events in their own house.
Atalanta’s Quest For a Miracle
La Dea lost on the road in Napoli in October and then against Inter on March 8. In between, they had 13 matches away from home without a defeat. So they know how to handle matters in such situations.
In those 13 contests, eight saw them keeping clean sheets, which is unusual for a team mostly focused on the attack. It seems that Gasperini modified several things in his gameplan, and Atalanta evolved, adding one more quality to its game.
They defeated Spezia on Friday 3-1 at Gewiss and are coming into Tuesday’s clash full of confidence, intending to make one more miracle, arguably the biggest so far. Mario Pasalic scored twice, and Luis Muriel added another hit for the hosts, who scored three goals in 20 minutes.
Real Madrid vs. Atalanta Head to Head
Freuler received a red card in the 17th minute, and we might say a very controversial one. After that, Real didn’t attack too much, but they won with Ferland Mendy’s goal, four minutes before the end, 0-1.
Real Madrid vs. Atalanta Prediction and Pick
Who will win tonight’s UEFA Champions League game:
This is a tricky one having in mind the way Real plays recently, and that is why we shift our focus to efficiency. As you saw in recent times, these two sides weren’t involved in some high-efficient affairs. Because of that, and the fact that Real won’t be aggressive too much, our suggestion for this event would be a moderate efficiency, 2 or 3 goals.
- 2 or 3 goals