Atletico Madrid will host Juventus in the first leg of their tie in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
Atletico Madrid have had a tough few weeks as they were beaten by Real Madrid 14 days ago although they managed to bounce back to win their previous La Liga fixture. Atlético Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano 1-0 in their previous fixture. It was a good performance by Atletico as the team controlled the majority of the ball while Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal to give the team all 3 points. This game will be a big test for Atletico Madrid as they have struggled against big teams this season and Juventus are a very big team.
On the other side of the coin, Juventus enter this match in terrific form. In their last outing, Juventus beat Frosinone 3-0 at home. It was a dominant display by the Italian Champions as they had over 60% of the ball while completing 600 passes at an accuracy level of 87%. Cristiano Ronaldo continued his impressive form as he scored the third goal for Juventus. It is never easy to play away from home in the UEFA Champions League but considering the team’s recent form, Juventus will enter this match full of confidence.
The last time that Juventus and Atletico Madrid played each other was in 2014. On that occasion, neither Atletico Madrid nor Juventus managed to score as the game ended as a 0-0 draw.
Looking at all the information, I am going to predict that this game also ends as a draw. Atletico Madrid are a strong team and they have a very good record at home. That being said, Juventus have a stronger team and look to be in better form. Atletico should be good enough to get a draw at home so that is the result I am going to predict.