As the 2014-15 Euro Soccer league heats the UEFA Champions League had moved into the Quarterfinal Round- 1st Leg, and on Tuesday the 14th of April 2015 with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Last season the playoff final between these rivals was a bitter show in the League final, and again they meet, but this time in the Quarterfinals of the biggest soccer event in Europe. Many things have taken place since that last encounter of May 2014 as the Atletico team was beaten by Real Madrid, but this season are 6-0 with their matchups with the Galacticos this 2014-15 Champions League seasons.
This game is to be played at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid, Spain in Wednesday the 14th of April with kick-off anticipated to be at 2:45 PM ET.
If you’re a Real Madrid fan and Bet on Soccer at a Sportsbook you are aware that the Real Madrid is not looking to make it back-to-back Championships with a win in this upcoming match-up with Atletico Madrid. Plus Real Madrid is still in the mix for the Title with their last win over FC Schalke in 16th round. The game with Schalke was not an easy win as Real Madrid finally won the game 5-4 and Real Madrid made their 5th straight win in this competition.
From here forward the matches will be more difficult for Real Madrid, as now the face cross city rivals Atletico Madrid in this quarter final matchup. If they are to win this one, Real Madrid must solve the problems as of late with their defense. Certainly they seem to have no problems scoring in their games, but they have struggled on defense giving up goals in the back. Those defense problems surfaced also in their losing some 4 time in 2015 in the Spanish Primera Liga.
The savior for their defense Modric is back and he is capable of improving stability in Real Madrid’s midfield. He is problematic of their Champions League opponents as he as the capability with his passes to turn defensive problems into offensive attacks. Thus Modric and Kroos improve Real Madrid chances of advancing to the semifinal rounds of this Championship.
Then if you’re a betting fan of Atletico Madrid your team did well in their game last month beating Bayern Leverkusen in penalties in the 16th round. That win gave the team their dream of a re-match with Real Madrid.
This upcoming game will be the 1st game in the Champions League since last year’s game with Real Madrid when they rallied and beat Atletico 4-1 and Real Madrid won their 10 crown in Europe. But Atletico had come on since that defeat, as this season in their matches with Real Madrid the won four and tied twice in the six match-ups this 2014-15 seasons.
The key to Atletico beating Real Madrid in this upcoming game is to continue to play their successful defensive game, as this season they have only allowed some 3 goals in their 8 tournament games to date. This has been primarily due to the excellent play from their center backs Giminez, Godin and Miranda and now that world class defense will get its test this coming Tuesday afternoon.
That defense will have to contain the top star scorer for Real Madrid whom is Ronaldo who has 12 assists and some 37 goals this 2014-15 seasons, plus Kale and Benzema who combined have score 28 goals this season. Atletico has been there this season and they are not afraid of Real Madrid no Ronaldo. Thus the experts pick Atletico Madrid to win this quarterfinal game against Real Madrid 2-0.