The Atalanta vs Real Madrid betting odds are already available in the offers of the biggest bookmakers on the market. The Italians were the buzz team of the 2019/20 season, and their adventurous style of play took them all the way through to the quarter finals of the Champions League. Now Atalanta are back and they’re looking to go even deeper into the continent’s premier competition, but standing in their way are the mighty Real Madrid.
The two teams will meet in the last 16, with the first leg to be played on February 24 in Bergamo. It’s a crucial game – if Atalanta can come through the first leg unscathed, they will fancy their chances of nicking an away goal or two at the Bernabeu. As for Real, they too will be looking for an away goal or two in Italy to help settle the tie.
There are contrasting styles at play, but which will prove to be the most effective? We provide Atalanta vs Real Madrid betting odds, as well as predictions and tips regarding the match, to make your bets decisions easier. Currently, the odds are favouring the Italian team with 2.3 and the victory of Spaniards can be backed at 2.87.
1. Atalanta vs Real Madrid - Champions League Preview
Given that they have such a rich history in the Champions League, it’s unsurprising that Real Madrid are desperate to get their hands on the trophy once more.
But the group phase became something of a chore for them, with defeats home and away to Shakhtar Donetsk preventing them from enjoying serene progress. They did scrape through in the end, topping their group by two points, but this was not vintage Real.
It’s funny, because when you switch attention to the Spanish La Liga you see that the Galacticos are having a tough task retaining their title there. Injuries aren’t helping, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Isco and Luka Jovic in and out of the team, but the bottom line is that this is a Real Madrid side that are far from having things their own way.
Atalanta, as we know, concede goals but score plenty into the bargain, and they are repeating that pattern in 2020/21 – albeit with arguably less success than last term. Down in sixth in Serie A, they were thrashed 0-5 by Liverpool in the Champions League group stage and only just scraped through to the knockout phase ahead of Ajax.
And so Atalanta vs Real Madrid in Champions League is a game that brings together two talented squads that are not maximising their potential at this current time, and it will be interesting to see which is able to get the job done.
We know the team and have a lot of respect for every team we play against. - Zinedine Zidane on Atalanta, Tribal Football website
2. Atalanta vs Real Madrid Betting Odds
Often in matches like this, where we have surmised that the two teams are – on paper at least – quite equal in ability, it’s the bookmakers’ prices that determine where the value lies.
And the Atalanta vs Real Madrid odds are another such case, with the bookies making the Italians their 2.3 favourites. Is that accurate? Perhaps not. Real can be backed at 2.87, with the draw at 3.75.
Then there’s the Real Madrid vs Atalanta betting odds relating to the ‘to qualify’ market. Here, Real are the 1.61 favourites with Atalanta at 2.2.
Making accurate Atalanta vs Real Madrid predictions is tough because, as we have already concluded, these are two high-quality teams that are experiencing plenty of inconsistency.
Atalanta are tough to beat at home – W5 D1 L2 in Serie A and W0 D2 L1 in the Champions League, and while Real are clearly an outstanding team, without the likes of Hazard, Isco and co they do seem to lack a bit of attacking quality – even if they continue to find the net with regularity.
In the end over the two legs, we expect the class of Zinedine Zidane’s men to shine through, but this first leg in Italy is a different matter and our Real Madrid vs Atalanta betting predictions revolve around the hosts getting a positive result.
4. Real Madrid vs Atalanta - Champions League Tips
Betting on games like this – where all three results are eminently possible – is a brave thing to do.
You can take the risky approach or mitigate your potential loss, but in both cases our Real vs Atalanta betting tips come down on the side of the Italians.
You can back the draw at 3.75 in this first leg – that looks a meaty price given what we know, or place a cover bet like Atalanta/Draw Double Chance at 1.75.
5. Atalanta vs Real Madrid Live Stream
Fans of the two teams can catch a Atalanta vs Real Madrid live stream on Movistar+ and Sky Italia respectively, while fans in the UK might just be able to watch the action via BT Sport.
For a different way of where to watch Atalanta vs Real Madrid, check your favourite betting apps like bet365 and Unibet – they may just have a stream available on their channel. Additionally, their offers for players include also Atalanta vs Real Madrid betting odds.