Real Madrid host Atalanta in Valdebebas on Tuesday (9pm) in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. Zidane’s men have an advantage after the 1-0 victory in Bergamo in the first leg, thanks to a goal by Ferland Mendy in the final stretch of the match. In addition, the locals have recovered their captain Sergio Ramos for one of the key games of the season, although they will not be able to count on either Casemiro due to suspension, or Belgian Eden Hazard, due to a new muscle injury in his right leg.
For their part, the visitors will be able to count on almost all their troops, except for the injured Hateboer and the sanctioned Freuler. Gasperini’s men come from winning this weekend at home to Spezia (3-1) and with the need to overcome an adverse result. To do this, they will have to score in Valdebebas, something not so complicated this season, and less so for the second top scorers in Serie A (63 goals).
Both teams arrive with good dynamics since the beginning of February; Madrid has not known defeat since January (6V 2E) and Atalanta has only lost with Inter and with Madrid itself (6V 2E 2D), both games 1-0. The assigned referee is the Dutch Makkelie, who averages an average of 5 cards per game in the Champions League. In addition, after the controversial expulsion in the first 20 minutes of the first leg, the atmosphere and spirits on the part of the Italians will be heated.
With these data and what was seen in the first match of the tie, Galizapuestas foresees an intense and stuck crash in terms of interruptions, with more than one card for Real Madrid and more than zero cards for Atalanta, a forecast that you can find in Bet365. “After the error of the German Stieler in the previous game, showing a red that was not, it has been sent by UEFA to the fridge. The referee Danny Makkelie is very serious and will be watched with a magnifying glass, so we believe that the Dutchman will not pass even one to the white team “, adds the analyst of the digital platform Betsfy.
“For this reason, we believe that Madrid will endure the result in many phases and Atalanta could carry the weight of the game, Zidane will seek not to leave spaces and even more so without Casemiro.” Thus, the forecast of Galizapuestas it would be successful once more than one white player and at least one from the Italian side were admonished.