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Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid: Hosts have it all to do in second leg

| 10.05.2017

It’s not too often Atletico Madrid get brushed aside 3-0. In fact, last week’s defeat against local rivals Real Madrid was the first time they’ve lost by that scoreline in the Champions League in eight years.

Granted, they have a chance to exact revenge this week in the second leg which will be played inside the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

But even the most optimistic of Atleti supporters would struggle to see how their side can progress to their third final in four years.

Our traders are struggling to separate the two sides in the Match Betting, with the visitors currently priced as slight favourites at 6/4 while the hosts are 13/8 shots to win.

But it’s the 14/1 on Atletico to qualify which will worry home supporters most.

In order to give themselves a chance of making the final, they’ll first have to score three goals without reply.

Win 3-0 (28/1) and they’ll take the game to extra-time.

But if Real score just one goal (33/20), that would mean Diego Simeone’s men would have to net five, and it’s 45/1 for them to net four or more in case you were wondering.

As for picking out individual goalscorers, it’s no surprise to see Cristiano Ronaldo as short as 10/11 to net at any time, while Antoine Griezmann is the most likely Atleti star to score (13/10).

In truth, we wouldn’t be overly surprised to see a 0-0 draw here.

Atletico know the importance of keeping their opponents at bay, while Real won’t want to give the hosts a glimmer of hope. With that in mind, there could be some value in the 12/1 on a bore draw.

Click here for a full list of Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.