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Betting Preview: Atletico Madrid vs Juventus: Goals Unlikely

Amuda Segun

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Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are making a return to the knockout stage of Champions League against favourites Juventus.

Atletico Madrid missed out on the knockout stage last season after they were beaten to a spot in the last 16 by AS Roma and Chelsea.

Diego Simeone and his players dropped down to the Europa League as a result but it turned out to be positive after they defeated French Ligue 1 giants Marseille 2-0 in their final clash to win the competition.

They’ll be facing one of the favourites of the competition in Italian Serie A champions Juventus who have equipped their squad with Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to Bet9ja, Hosts Atletico Madrid are at the odds of 2.80 to beat their Italian opposition in the first leg of the last 16 clashes.

Juventus won five of their six games in the Champions League this season and are at the odds of 2.82 to see off Atletico Madrid buoyed by Ronaldo who has now scored 20 goals this season.

He scored his 20th goal of the season in the 3-0 win over Frosinone in their last league outing on Friday night.

Atletico Madrid and Juventus have the best defensive record in Spain and Italy respectively.

Goals could be a scarce commodity during the game with Bet9ja offering 1.48 for under 2.5 goals.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.