Atletico Madrid clinched a 1 – 0 win over Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich at Estadio Vicente Calderon on Wednesday. The La Liga outfit are just ninety minutes away from reaching their second Champions League final in three years.
Diego Simeone’s team have grabbed a one-goal advantage going into the second leg of their semi-final clash at Allianz Arena. Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez broke the deadlock in the 11th minute of the match and Fernando Torres came very close to doubling Atletico’s lead. However, the Bavarian giants are still very much in the competition with the return leg at home scheduled on Tuesday, May 4.
Prior to the important clash, Atletico Madrid face Rayo Vallecano on Saturday in hope of picking up three more points as they attempt to keep pace with other two Spanish giants in the title race. The 2014 Champions League runners-up will miss Diego Simeone at the touchline as the Argentinean has been banned for rest of the season, following last week’s incident in a La Liga match against Malaga. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, can clinch the Bundesliga title at home against Borussia Monchengladbach at the weekend.
It is very likely that Guardiola’s men will seal the German championship. They are also in the final of the DFB Pokal and hence a win against Atletico next week will keep them on course of another historic treble. Out of all the teams remaining in the competition, Bayern are the only team that can possibly win the treble.
The German champions are 1/2 to win the match at home while the visitors are 9/2 according to William Hill. In our previous bet we already had Atletico down to qualify at odds of 2.75. If you placed this bet you can guarantee a profit by backing Bayern to qualify at 6/5 888Sport.
However I want to recommend a football tip specifically to this game for those who missed the last preview.
I think Bayern might win this game, but I’m not going to bet at 8/13, which is poor value.The bookies think this game will be over 2.5 goal, but I think there is value in backing under 2.5 goals. Atletico defense is solid and well organised and with the goal advantage they don’t need to take risks.
Under 2.5 Goals, best odds 2.0 @ William Hill