Real Madrid vs Atalanta 2nd Leg Preview | Stats | Form Guide | Prediction: UCL 2020-21

Real Madrid vs Atalanta:

Real Madrid would want to see themselves in the Quarter Finals of the Champions League but they still have the last hurdle to cross as they host Atalanta on Tuesday night.

Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid have an edge as things stand, with an away goal in their bag but they know that Atalanta won't go down with a red card every time. 

A controversial send-off to Remo Freuler played a huge role in Madrid's only goal away but Gian Piero Gasperini would be aware of the fact that his side needs to hit the ground running from the first whistle itself this time.

Atalanta vs Real Madrid
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Real Madrid: Form Guide & Stats

Real Madrid Last 7 games in UCL 2020/21

*Form guide is from the latest match in descending order

Real Madrid Stats in UCL 2020/21 
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The Los Blancos have emerged victorious in six of their last eight games, drawing the other two but they are yet to find the fluency in their attack.

A Karim Benzema equalizer boosted them against Elche last time out, but they certainly won't be able to replicate it again. The Madrid Derby also saw a similar outcome as Benzema equalized in the 88th minute of the game.

Elche vs Real Madrid
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Atalanta: Form Guide & Stats

Atalanta Last 7 games in UCL 2020/21 
Atalanta Stats in UCL 2020/21: 
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Atalanta, on the other hand, seems to have dwelled unaffected by their setback in the first leg, and their scoring form has barely deviated since then.

La Dea have fired ten goals in their last four games, picking nine points in the league that has helped them reach the final Champions League spot. However, the Naples side aren't far away and could be potentially ahead if they capitalize their game in hand.

Real Madrid vs Atalanta: Team News

The home side will be without the services of Dani Carvajal, while Mariano Diaz, Marcelo, and Alvaro Odriozola are all uncertain about the clash. Casemiro is out due to suspension, and Federico Valverde is expected to replace him for the day.

Eden Hazard is out of contention too.

Gasperini will be without Hans Hateboer due to a fracture, Remo Freuler is suspended, while the rest of the options are available for the visitors.

Real Madrid Probable Playing XI

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Real Madrid vs Atalanta: Prediction

Looking at the recent form of Atalanta, it is tough to write them off. However, after a similar hype in the first leg, it was Real Madrid who showed that experience is something that can help them to deal with anything.

Real Madrid are not in their most fluent attacking spells, but their midfield would be more vulnerable, having to deal with the Atalanta firepower as they will be missing Casemiro, who is known for his defensive authority on the field.

The game is expected to be a tight one and we may see an upset happening on the night.

Sportco predicts Atalanta to progress against Real Madrid to the Champions League quarter-finals.


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