Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid preview and prediction champions league final 2016:
Diego Simeone and his men will face off versus Zinedine Zidane’s troops in a Madrid derby as Atletico Madrid takes on Real Madrid at San Siro Stadium in Milan ( Stadio Giuseppe Meazza) on the 28th of may for this years champions league final. Diego Simeone has yet again the champions league title in his grasp and just like in 2014 his opponents will be Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid have put on an absolutely fantastic champions league performance this year as they’ve managed to beat Barcelona in the 1/8 finals and then proceeded to defeat Bayern Munich in the semi. They’ve also managed to keep necktied in the la liga standings with Real and Barcelona, only dropping a few points behind now in the end of the season.
Real Madrid on the other hand had an easier road to the finals as they faced Wolfsburg in the 1/8 finals and then Manchester City in the Semi. Even though most soccer fans would’ve assumed Real to just roll over both teams in those fixtures, Real faced some real issues but managed to turn a 0-2 deficit versus Wolfsburg and then clinging on to a 1-0 lead in the aggregate versus City.
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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid head to head statistics and injuries:
Real Madrid will be coming into this Champions league final fixture with 4 victories and 1 draw on the road aswell as at home. Real was having a rough time in the middle of the season but following a change of coach to the legendary Zinedine Zidane they seem to have got themselves back on track and finished second in La Liga, just 1 point behind Barcelona. Real Madrid will be fully healthy for this game with no players injuried.
The 2016 final will serve as the ultimate turning point for the team aswell as a big bragging point for Zidane, as he will have the unique opportunity to win the champions league for Real Madrid as both a player (2006) and as a coach in this fixture. Even though he’ve already salvaged the club after Carlo Ancelloti and Rafael Benítez we should expect that Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema will have this in mind as they enter the arena for the game.
Atletico Madrid will be coming into this game with 3 defeats and 2 victories on the road aswell as 3 victories and 2 defeats at home. Diego Simeone seems to have put together an unstoppable force this year as he paired the best defensive team in all of europe with the offensive force of Fernando Torres and Antoine Griezmann. The fact that Atletico is often sub par with their ball possession is something which should be overlooked as their strategy this year have been clear: Run as much as possible to cover as much area as possible, clean up in the box with numbers advantage and then let Torres and Griezmann capitalize on a quick counter attack.
Even though this play style is exhausting the whole team have embraced and it’s something that fits with their image of being the “people’s team”, hard workers who might not have the most expensive line-up but instead rely on their team mentality and outright hard work. Atlético’s strategy has paid off not only in the champions league but also in La Liga where they’ve challenged Barcelona and Real for the first spot. Atletico Madrid will be fully healthy for this fixtures with no reported injuries.
H2H Atletico vs Real; Previous meetings 2015/2016 season:
- 27.02.16 Real Madrid Atletico vs Madrid 0 : 1
- 04.10.15 Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid 1 : 1
- 22.04.15 Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 1 : 0
- 14.04.15 Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid 0 : 0
- 07.02.15 Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid 4 : 0
- 15.01.15 Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2 : 2
- 07.01.15 Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid 2 : 0
In their previous meetings this season both Torres and Griezmann managed to score twice whereas Benzema and Ronaldo have just managed to net once. The average goal / game for the Madrid derby this season have been 2 goals / game.
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The viking’s prediction for this game is that Atlético Madrid manages to come out victorious. Atletico had to go through a much rougher path to the final, defeating both of the favourites and in doing so they showed that they can handle tactical formation when they defeated Bayern Munich and managed to handle their strategic passing and shooting. Atletico also showed that they can handle superstar attackers in important games (Messi, Neymar and Suarez) and not just only in the league. However this will also serve as a huge stepping stone for Zinedine Zidane and he has surely cooked up something new for this game. In addition to this Christiano Ronaldo literary lives for these type of games and with him rumored to Paris Saint Germain next season we should expect him to want to put his mark to Real one potentially final time.
With this in mind the smart gambler will be looking to avoid the over/under pick and instead go with the “both teams to score” pick. Both Ronaldo and Griezmann to score holds some value but the real value pick here is in Atletico Madrid to win.
Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid, 1-2 @ 12.00
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The vikings picks for this game:
Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid, Atletico Madrid draw no bet @ 2.28
Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid, Atletico Madrid 1/X/2 @ 3.21
Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid, Atletico Madrid to win the UEFA 2016 Champions league title @ 2.15
Both teams to score, yes @ 2.00
Antoine Griezmann to score @ 3.45
Christiano Ronaldo to score @ 2.65
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