After the 1-1 draw in the first leg, FC Barcelona are looking forward to their second match against Atletico Madrid that will see them through the Champions League semifinals. Bet365 has 1.72 odds for Barcelona to qualify and 2.15 for Atletico. Considering the hosts might be missing out on Diego Costa who limped away with an injury scare in the first leg, Barca consider that winning on Vicente Calderon won’t be as difficult.
Pele has recently stated his opinion on Neymar diving too much and too often, even if he called it something along the lines of him having a problem of creating fouls and tackles situations that are not really there. Taking this small fact into account maybe a penalty bet in the match wouldn’t be so farfetched? What Barca seem to forget is the fact that so far this season Atletico lost only once at home, against Real Madrid in their Copa del Rey semi-final.
Without Victor Valdes and most likely without the opportunity to sign Ter Stegen, Barca will have to rely on Pinto to save them against Atletico, but having Pique out for four weeks and Dos Santos missing as well, Barca will have to be more clever than their hosts, who might also have to deal without Arda Turan with a suspected groin injury.
Bet365 has over 2.5 goals at 1.95, Barca to win and both teams to score at 4.33, while the same betting market for Atletico Madrid stands at 6.00. Barca to win to nil is at 3.75, Atletico at 5.50, while Barca to score in both halves is at 3.25, and Atletico Madrid at 4.33. We are going to bet 8 units for the second half with the most goals at 2.00 with bet365.
Atletico Madrid: Team’s Formation
FC Barcelona: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Second half with most goals, odds from Bet365