Champions League heroes are always important for a team to win trophies and right now it seems like both Real Madrid and Juventus have their own ones of those kinds of players.
The Champions League betting predictions that have been expected by online betting news in Spain turned out to be right eventually: both favourites managed to win their games relatively easily. In addition, it was also easy to choose the biggest Champions League heroes upon the final results of the semi-finals’ first legs. Let’s take a look at what happened at Derbi Madrileno 2017 and what we can expect from the second leg!
Real Madrid knocked Atletico out already?
The Derbi Madrileno 2017 was highly expected after the Champions League Semi-Final Drawing: the two Madrid teams met in the Champions League for the 4th time in a row and Real Madrid won 3 out of 3 duels so far. Clearly they are arriving this year as favourites as well, but Diego Simeone was hoping his team could finally overcome their poor performances against Real Madrid and finally make it to the final.
However, as of today, that is not likely to happen. In fact, Atletico Madrid played its worst Champions League performance ever since Diego Simeone took over: Zidane’s men easily trashed them: Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid by 3-0, due to the fact that Galacticos have Champions League heroes such as Cristiano Ronaldo. Just like against Bayern Munich, the Portuguese crack scored another hat-trick in the Champions League, which was his 8th goal in 3 important matches. Impressive.
Can Atletico come back from this?
Well, online sportsbooks offer pretty amazing odds for Atletico to qualify for Champions League Final 2017, and that means they don’t see much chance for this to happen. And we can understand that. Not many teams managed to beat Real Madrid by 3 goals this year… Nobody, to be precise. So Diego Simeone and his Rojiblancos are ahead of quite a challenge.
Especially if we take into account the fact that Real Madrid have scored at least one goal in every single match of theirs in the past 1 year. In more than 55 matches in a row. Now if they score again in Vicente Calderon, Atletico will need to score at least 5 to qualify for the final. You can bet on Atletico to make it for 23.00 (22/1) odds at Marathonbet if you want to bet on the underdog, but it’s not recommended.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo score another hat-trick?
If you enjoy betting on seemingly impossible things, you had better choosing the greatest Champions League heroes from Real Madrid: you might want to bet on Cristiano Ronaldo to score another hat-trick, it’s more likely than an Atletico qualification. The odds for Real Madrid to score at least one goal are 1.22 (2/9) at Bwin. As you can see, online sportsbooks in Spain don’t have too much hope in Atletico’s chances.