Tuesday 15/03/2016, 20:45, Champions League, Last 16
Atletico Madrid vs PSV Preview
Atletico Madrid was the only Spanish team not to win the first leg of the European competition they were playing this February. On the bright side, they preventing opponents from scoring and now return home knowing that a narrow margin victory will be enough to advance the next stage. PSV is also in great form and won all the domestic championship games since the season resume in January while allowing very few goals.
Atletico Madrid vs PSV Odds
Atletico Madrid 1.30, Draw 5.00, PSV 11.00
Atletico Madrid vs PSV Tips
Atletico Madrid has a rocksolid defensive and managed to keep a clean sheet in most of its recent victories, except for the last success over Valencia. In their defense, they played that match on the road and eventually scored three goals on their own, so victory was secured with relative ease.
In the first leg played in the Netherlands, Atletico Madrid could afford to take it one step at a time and wait for the home side to commit a mistake. This time they will have to take the initiative and go for an early goal, because they can't take any chances with PSV. This is not the kind of strategy that Simeone is afraid to use, because his team has the advantage of being feared by opponents who are reluctant to attack
PSV can definitely relate to this situation, because in the Dutch championship, they have nothing to fear from the other teams and can play offensive football. On this occasion however, they play against a vastly superior opponent and they need to get lucky to advance the next stage. Their top priority should be to score one goal away from home, as this would weigh heavily in the balance.
The Dutch side has the advantage of leading the domestic championship, so they need to focus now exclusively at the Champions League fixture. They play an easy home game over the weekend, but will take on Ajax Amsterdam after returning from Madrid.
- Atletico Madrid won the previous games played so far against PSV and scored a combined five goals.
- PSV allowed few goals throughout the season but this is not a great defensive team on the road.
Atletico Madrid vs PSV Prediction
Bookmakers offer ridiculously low odds on a home win, knowing that Atletico Madrid is very likely to prevail at home. Punters shouldn't settle for these tiny odds and instead bet on more than 2.5 goals to be scored at even odds offered by Betsson. This match is going to be very different compared to the one place two weeks ago, because both teams to need to take more chances. Once the first goal is scored anything can happen and the bet could be a winning one well before the final whistle.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 with Betsson