Only 90 minutes are separating Real Madrid from a second final in a row in the Champions League. Last year the final was exactly between these two teams and they are going to play for the history. Definitely, one Spanish Primera Division is much more valuable for them than the Champions League but they will try to make the double at least by winning both – Champions League title and Primera Division title.
Atletico Madrid News and Form
Undoubtedly, Atletico Madrid are among the strongest home teams. They are playing incredibly strong at home as this season they have just 3 losses. As those games were against Barcelona, Real Madrid and Villarreal. We believe that this is one very serious team and despite the passive with 3 goals after the first leg game, we hardly believe that we are going to see them losing this one. Moreover, in the weekend they won against Eibar with 1-0 and they will be motivated at least to be eliminated by showing one good and solid performance.
Real Madrid News and Form
Real Madrid rested all of their players. We can say that all the key and vital players of the team will be playing tonight fresh. They do not have any major problems and with one Ronaldo in such a great shape they can definitely beat any team from the world. They got used to the style of Atletico and we hardly believe that they can be surprised by the defensive and very aggressive style of Atletico. We are sure that Real Madrid recent performances are solid and good enough and they will routinely play this game without any pressure and thinking for the final.
Head to head
It is useless to write here all the head to head games between these two teams. Because they are two Spanish teams, which are playing in the Primera Division for decades, we are only going to follow the past meetings between them. There is no doubt that Real Madrid is having an advantage here. They are winning almost any game with some small exceptions like the game 1 month ago when it finished 1-1 or the game from the last season played in Bernabeu, which finished 1-0. Actually, the biggest win on Atletico was in 2015 as they won with 4-0 against the second team of Real Madrid, but it is still their best achievement.
-Antoine Griezmann 34 appearances, 16 goals, 3 assists
-Kevin Gameiro 29 appearances, 12 goals, 0 assists
-Yannick Carrasco 33 appearances, 10 goals, 5 assists
-Cristiano Ronaldo 26 appearances, 20 goals, 4 assists
-Alvaro Morata 24 appearances, 15 goals, 7 assists
-Isco 28 appearances, 10 goals, 4 assists
Injuries and Suspended Players
-Augusto Fernandez – Out
-Sime Vrsaljko – Out
-Juanfran – Out
-Jose Gimenez - Out
-Pepe – Out
-Gareth Bale - Out
-Daniel Carvajal – Out
We think that Real Madrid are the stronger team and they will surely advance to the final, moreover they are leading with 3-0 after the first leg, but Atletico Madrid are one good and solid home team so we doubt that they are going to lose this game. But one is sure here that Atletico will be looking for the goal, which can make the game very open and attacking. Both teams to score or over 2.5 goals looks as the best prediction we can give you.