Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid Predictions: 5 Things You Need to know about El Derbi – Champions League 2016/2017. Tonight the two Madrid rivals, Atlético and Real, will meet in the second leg for the Champions League 2016/2017.
We have gathered 5 remarkable facts for the match that will be played at Estadio Vicente Calderón (Madrid), to help you making your predictions for El Derbi.
1. Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid Predictions: 268th edition of El Derbi Madrileño
For the 268th time the Madrid derby, or El Derbi, will be played. It will come to no surprise that Los Blancos have are clearly the dominating team in Madrid. A little statistic as regards to the return match in the Champions League tonight. Only 8 times in history Atlético pulled of victory that would be sufficient to either eliminate Real Madrid or force the match up to go into overtime.
The last time was actually rather recent. On Februari 7th of 2015 Los Rojiblancos send their rivals packing with a 4-0 defeat. Goalscorers in that match were Tiago, Saul Ñiguez, Antoine Griezmann en Mario Mandžukić. Only Mandžukić has left the club since then, the other three players are still active for Atlético Madrid. A 3-0 victory for Atlético Madrid had odds of 25/1 with Bet365.
2. Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid Predictions: Will Real Madrid make it into their 19th European final?
With a convincing 3-0 home victory last week over rivals Atlético, Real Madrid has created a perfect situation to make it into their 3rd Champions League final in 4 years.
In total Los Blancos have reached the final of any European Cup 18 times to date. The club featured in 14 Champions League and Europa Cup I finals, they have reached the Europa Cup II final twice, similar to the UEFA Cup or Europa Cup III. From these 18 finals, Real Madrid won a total of 13 times. The Champions League Cup was lifted 11 times and both UEFA Cup finals, in 1985 and 1986, were also won by Real Madrid.
Currently Real Madrid shares the record of 18 European finals with arch rivals Barcelona. Winning this year’s Champions League edition would only be a confirmation of Real’s dominance when it comes down to European club football. If you fancy Real Madrid to win the Champions League, Bet365 offers odds of 4/5.
3. Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid Predictions: Cristiano Ronaldo to score his 400th Real Madrid goal?
Already some weeks ago Portuguese mega star Cristiano Ronaldo managed to put his 100th Champions League goal in the books. Such an impressive number, it’s actually mind boggling. Now the Ballon D’Or winner has the opportunity to put another unbelievable goal scoring record to his name. So far Ronaldo has scored 399 goals for Real Madrid in official matches, one more and he breaks the 400 goal barrier.
To underline how deadly the Portuguese striker currently is in the Champions League, here is a little statistic. From his last 11 attempts at goal, Ronaldo found the net 8 times. His last 5 shots on target all ended up in the back of the net.
In his last outing versus Atlético last week, Ronaldo scored a hattrick. His 7th in the Champions League, the same amount as Barcelona star player Lionel Messi. Ronaldo to score anytime tonight versus Atlético Madrid is quoted at 1/1 at Bet365.
4. Last European match at Estadio Vicente Calderon
Tonight the Estadio Vicente Calderon will be the hosting venue of a Europan Cup match for the last time in history. Even if Atlético Madrid would make it into the final. In 1966 the Estadio Vicente Calderon became the home ground of Los Rojiblancos, but this summer it is time for a move. This summer Atletico Madrid will be packing up and move into its newly upgraded Estadio La Peineta. Originally build in 1994 the stadium had a capacity of 20.000 seats, which will be upgraded to 67.000 after the revamp.
The last player till date to have scored an European goal in Estadio Vicente Calderon is Antoine Griezmann. He netted the only and last goal versus Leicester City in the previous round of the Champions League. Do you fancy Griezmann to repeat this, Bet365 offers odds of 4/1 for Griezmann to score the last goal tonight.
Estadio Vicente Calderon in the future will only be a memory as the stadium will be knocked to the ground. It will be replaced by a communal park.
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 10, 2017
5. Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid kick off time
What time does the 2nd leg of the Champions League semi final kick off tonight?
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) May 10, 2017
Read our match preview including betting tips and our predictions for Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid here: Sportpulse Champions League preview – El Derbi