Bet of the day: Atletico Madrid beat Bayern at home and both teams score
Holly Thackeray | April 26, 2016
Coral’s bet of the day
- Atletico have won 12 of their previous 16 Champions League games at Vicente Calderon
- The sturdy at home side have only lost three of 25 on their own turf this term
- Diego Simeone’s side are on a streak of five successive victories, including beating Barcelona
Atleti 6/1 to win in 90 mins and both teams score (max stake £20)
Football fixtures rarely get more glamorous than this, as Wednesday’s Champions League serving sees a semi-final first leg battle between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich, with the Vicente Calderon the star-studded stage.
So, it was only correct that Coral’s latest bet of the day feature this highlight wrangle, with match special odds of 6/1 (max stake £20) generously available for stubborn Spanish giants Atleti to beat Bayern on their own patch on the night and both teams to be on target.
If you want to know why we think you should seriously consider this stupendous football flutter, read on below for our reasons to back the bet…
Simeone’s side superb at Vicente Calderon
There is no denying Pep Guardiola’s Bayern guys face a daunting task as they attempt to breach Atletico’s stout defence which is, statistically, the best in the Champions League.
In the Bundesliga their are plenty of teams the Munich men can steamroll, but not in Madrid, as Spanish capital club Atleti have lost only three clashes across all competitions at the Vicente Calderon this campaign and, crucially, Diego Simeone’s disciplined disciples have won 12 of their last 16 when at home in this esteemed continental competition.
Just ask Barcelona, who fell foul of the Spanish capital club’s staunch rearguard, but also their astute attack, as Atletico bagged one away at the Nou Camp before scoring two courtesy of prolific striker Antoine Griezmann to run out as 3-2 winners of the quarter-final on aggregate.
Bayern must beware, then, as the Madrid outfit are on a superb streak of five triumphs on the trot in all competitions and will be buoyed by their passionate home crowd, and formidable Vicente Calderon record, behind them.
Of course, Bundesliga big-guns Bayern boast one of the best forward lines in the world, and the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller will fancy their chances of breaching their backline. Though, Atletico’s excellent attack is underrated and, with the quality of Griezmann, in-form Fernando Torres, Angel Correa and co can outscore the Germans on the night to claim first leg spoils.