Atletico Madrid v Juventus Betting Tips: under 2.5, 2019-02-20

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Champions League Tips

ATLETICO MADRID v JUVENTUS
Champions League
Wednesday 20th February 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Betfred
Odds: 1.50 (odds taken at 05:34 GMT, 20 Feb 2019)

One of the ties of the round of 16 in the Champions League is upon us next with Atletico Madrid taking on Juventus as the betting tips continue at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday night with a blockbuster of a tie over two legs.

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Atletico Madrid Prediction

Atletico Madrid finished runners-up to Bayern Munich in Group A on goal difference in what was pretty much a two-horse race in a weak group with both teams finishing head and shoulders above Club Brugge and in particular, a very dismal Monaco outfit who were brought to their knees by the vastly inexperienced Thierry Henry.

Atletico Madrid sailed through the group stage with a 100% winning record at home which included wins against Club Brugge 3-1, Borussia Dortmund 2-0 and a 2-0 win over Monaco, while their record on their travels finished with an even looking W1 D1 L1. The hosts will therefore be keen to make home advantage count in this first leg.

The hosts possess a strong record at home in the Champions League having lost just once in their last 17 matches on home turf in the competition, and interestingly, 12 of these 17 matches has seen the under 2.5 goals result come in.

 

Key-Facts – Atletico Madrid v Juventus

  • Atletico Madrid have lost just 1 of their last 17 home matches in the CL
  • 12 of Atletico Madrid’s last 17 home matches have resulted in under 2.5 goals
  • 7 of Juventus’s last 11 away ties in the Champions League have gone under 2.5

 

Juventus Prediction

Juventus finished top of Group H two points ahead of runners-up Manchester United, but the Italian visitors didn’t have it all their own way as they found out with defeats to Manchester United 2-1 away and a 2-1 loss away at Swiss outfit Young Boys.

Nevertheless, wins over Valencia home and away, along with a home win over Young Boys and a 1-0 win at Old Trafford against Manchester United saw Juventus complete the job in hand, but they face a difficult looking two-legged tie with Atletico Madrid next up in the knockout stages of the competition.

Let’s switch to Juventus’s results away from home, and you’ll notice that goals have been steady rather than a gushing torrent, as seven of their last 11 away ties have also resulted in under 2.5 goals, regardless of the Ronaldo factor!

Juventus will probably realise that their best chance of progressing through to the quarter-finals is to keep a clean sheet in this first leg in Madrid, and this has been achieved in 6 of their last 11 away matches at this level already.

Betting Tips Verdict

There have been only two previous meetings between these two sides which were four and a half years ago, but results ended 0-0 and a 1-0 win to Atletico Madrid. This looks like being another close encounter and goals may well be in short supply again.


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