Arena: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
Date & Time: February 21, 2019 – 4:00 AM (GMT +8)
ODDS: Atletico Madrid 2.83 – Draw: 2.95 – Juventus 2.80
*Changes in odds might vary without prior notice*
A very good and entertaining match is on its way as Atletico Madrid and Juventus set to face off in the first leg of their Round of 16 Champions League match. We expect a very tight football match and without a doubt, both sides will showcase a high-scoring game, giving their very best in this football game. In your own opinion, who do you think is going to win the first leg? If you can predict it, then better to place your bets and challenge yourself to winnings. No account yet? Register now and support your favorite team by downloading the 12BET Mobile Apps. It’s already available on iOS and Android, including 12Access for PC for you to maximize your sports betting and playing slot games.
Atletico Madrid (HOME)
As they continue to grind out with positive results, it would be fair to say that Atletico have been impressive lately. In fact, they are unbeaten in 12 matches and won their eight European games at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. There only defeat came against Borussia Dortmund as they were thumped 4-0 in the group stages of this season’s Champions League, seeing them finish second in Group A to advance to the last-16 of the competition. Meanwhile, the Spanish giants are Barcelona’s closest challengers in La Liga with a total of 47 points, leaving them second in the table standings.
Atletico Madrid Lineup:
- Jan Oblak (Goalkeeper)
- Santiago Arias (Defender)
- Diego Godin (Defender)
- Jose Gimenez (Defender)
- Filipe Luis (Defender)
- Koke (Midfielder)
- Rodri (Midfielder)
- Thomas Lemar (Midfielder)
- Saul Niguez (Midfielder)
- Antoine Griezmann (Forward)
- Alvaro Morata (Forward)
Juventus continues to dominate Italian football, but there is no question that the Champions League is the trophy that the Old Lady really wants. They reached the final in both the 2014-15 and 2016-17 seasons, however they lost to Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively. This will be Juve’s 10th Champions League last-16 tie, winning six and losing three of the previous nine. They seem well-placed to challenge for the trophy this season as they have acquired Cristiano Ronaldo. Massimiliano Allegri’s side will enter this match off the back of a 3-0 win over Frosinone in Serie A and sit 13 points clear of second-placed Napoli for possibly another Serie A crown.
- Wojciech Szczesny (Goalkeeper)
- Joao Cancelo (Defender)
- Leonard Bonucci (Defender)
- Giorgio Chiellini (Defender)
- Alex Sandro (Defender)
- Miralem Pjanic (Midfielder)
- Blaise Matuidi (Midfielder)
- Sami Khedira (Midfielder)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Forward)
- Paulo Dybala (Forward)
- Mario Mandzukic (Forward)
HEAD TO HEAD:
Wednesday will bring just the third meeting between these two teams in European competition. The pair previously locked horns during the group stage of the 2014-15 competition; Atletico recorded a 1-0 victory in Madrid, before a goalless draw in Turin.
It is going to be a narrow victory for Juventus. But we have to take note that Atletico are so difficult to overcome when it comes their home court. The result of draw is also possible in this first leg of the tournament. Both clubs are expecting a positive result here ahead of the second leg in Turin next month. Without a doubt, this is going to be a special occasion, so start your journey on 12BET!
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