Kick-off: 2000, 12/03/2019
Stadium: Allianz Stadium
TV: BT Sport
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What Trueform says for Juventus vs Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid are in pole position to reach the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Juventus 2-0 in their opening encounter at Wanda Metropolitano.
Los Colchoneros now know that an away goal in Italy would make them very hard to beat, so Diego Simeone may go for the jugular at Allianz Stadium.
With the hosts definitely needing to attack, we reckon Evens for both teams to score is an appealing Juventus vs Atletico Madrid prediction.
A Look At Juventus’ Betting Odds
Juventus finished the group stage under a bit of a cloud, losing 2-1 to both Manchester United in Turin and Young Boys in Switzerland during the second half of that campaign.
Despite once again dominating in Serie A and adding Cristiano Ronaldo to their ranks, the Old Lady still looks to be missing something when it comes to conquering Europe.
However, Juve did create several clear-cut chances themselves in Spain and were twice denied by Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who produced brilliant saves to keep out Ronaldo’s early drive and Federico Bernardeschi’s late effort.
“We have to forget this defeat quickly and try to play better in Turin, because against a team like Atletico, you miss a pass and you are in trouble,” Massimiliano Allegri told the UEFA website.
“But we’ll have some players back and there’s no point crying over spilt milk.
“It will not be easy in Turin and we will need a great game, but I remain confident.”
Three subsequent Serie A wins, including a 2-1 triumph at nearest rivals Napoli, have taken them 18 points clear at the summit.
They will be pinning their hopes on Ronaldo, so often the architect of the Spanish club’s downfall during nine years at Real Madrid.
The Portuguese, rested in Juve’s 4-1 win against Udinese on Friday night, has scored 22 goals in 33 appearances against Atletico and aims to be the catalyst in an Italian fightback.
Looking at the Juventus vs Atletico Madrid odds, it is easy to see why he is 11/4 to net first here.
Juve almost overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit when beating Real Madrid 3-1 at the Bernabeu last term, so they are capable of a comeback.
However, the fates do seem to conspire against Juve in this competition, so 31/4 for a 2-1 home win that will see them bow out takes the eye.
A Look At Atletico Madrid’s Betting Odds
Atletico had a penalty decision for a first-half foul on Diego Costa and substitute Alvaro Morata’s headed goal both ruled out after the VAR made two crucial interventions.
But Simeone’s side emerged stronger after the interval and were rewarded for their perseverance when Jose Gimenez and fellow Uruguay defender Diego Godin converted from close range in the 78th and 83rd minutes.
On each occasion, Juve failed to fully deal with set-piece balls into the box and were punished on the rebounds.
Simeone said: “It’s the best thing that can happen to a sportsman – being in a group that knows how to compete and fight like brothers.
“We were a really strong team. We took the game to where we wanted it to be.
“We got comfortable as the minutes passed, created chances and finally got the goals that gave us a win against a really, really strong opponent.”
Slovenia star Oblak has since kept three more clean sheets in La Liga wins over Villarreal, Real Sociedad and Leganes, but this is obviously a different level.
Los Colchoneros look capable of causing problems from dead-ball situations again in Turin and will need to concede four times to go out if grabbing an away goal, so pressing for that may be better than shutting up shop.
Let’s finish off our Juventus vs Atletico Madrid betting tips by taking 29/10 for a home win and both teams to score.
ATLETICO MADRID 2-0 JUVENTUS – Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin
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