Juventus vs Atletico Madrid
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin).
All summer and up till this point, all the Old Lady wanted was to lift the Champions League trophy. They recruited and called back players with only this objective in mind, and in the space of five minutes, Diego Simeone’s men might have postponed all the said plans by one year.
The first leg of this game was highly brandished as the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the city of Madrid. But ever since his transfer to Juve, the star-man seems to have lost his scoring touch in his favorite competition.
For a guy for whom it was nothing out of the ordinary to score ten or more Champions League goals each season, a return of one goal from six games is simply not acceptable.
But a transfer will always have its side-effects, and the defensive-minded team finally seems to have put an end to his impressive scoring run in Europe.
Atleti definitely holds the upper hand in this second leg, owing to their monstrous and famous defense. On top of that, they have been doling out their usual hard-fought narrow wins in the La Liga.
All they need to do is withstand the sure assault that is coming their way in Turin for ninety minutes. And the Spanish outfit is not a newcomer to pressure situations.
Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- Unbelievably, since 2014, Atleti holds an unbeaten record against Juve.
- Even more hard to believe is the fact that Juventus has not scored against Atletico in these five years.
- At their home, the Madrid outfit even has a 100% winning record against the current Italian Champions.
- While, at Turin, the last and only time they met in the last five years, the game ended as a goalless draw.
Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
First things first, even though two of the best defenses in Europe is taking on each other, expect a full set of attacking ninety minutes. Led by the charismatic Cristiano, Juve has asked their fans to rally behind their team and present a hellish home stadium for the visitors. The Portuguese has even promised a comeback to the loyal and passionate fans of the Italian team.
Also, just the last match-day, as a preparation, for the first time this season, Juve scored more than three goals in a game. Right from the beginning, expect Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, and Co to lay siege at the other end. Atleti will have to withstand this immense attack for ninety minutes, and there’s no way they would keep their nets clean, and that too without the injured Diego Godin.
But there’s a catch. Juve has to score. They need to score. All their hopes for this season rests on their attacking prowess in these 90 minutes. Atleti, if they are smart enough, which they abundantly are, will take advantage of the aging defense of the Old Lady, and at least once, will find the back of the net at the opposite end.
Regarding who will be progressing, I’m sorry Cristiano fans. Heartbreaking as it is, I think it is the end of the road for him in Europe this season.
Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to Score At Least Once @ 1.67 (2/3)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).