Athletico Madrid vs Ac Milan 03/11/2014 Free UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick and Preview
Ac Milan vs Athletico Madrid
Tuesday 11th March 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Athletico Madrid 1/2 Draw 10/3 Ac Milan 11/2 See the Latest Odds
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Tuesday will see Athletico Madrid try to confim their place at the top table in Europe when Diego Simeoe's team try to complete the job of knockig out Ac Milan. Athletico had a terrific win in Milan but it was a game that could have gone either way and Milan were impressive in the chances they created but could not take. With Diego Costa missing at the weekend David Villa had the chance to lead the line and the veteran spanish striker netted twice in a 2-0 win. Athletico have a terrific squad and Simeone is doing a great job. This squad is built to win now though and will probably lose at least two players this summer ( Costa& Courtois) so this game and competition will be high on the priorities list. Can Athletico finish the job after winning the first leg 1-0 in Milan?
Milan know that they must score in Madrid to have any chance of progressing. Good news for Ac Milan was the return of Mario Balotelli, the brilliant Italian came on as a substitute in Saturday's loss at Udinese. This has been a very poor year for Ac Milan languishing in 10th in the league with little chance of European football next season unless the team can perform a miracle and win this Champions League. With Kaka, Robinho and Balotellit there is loads of attacking talent at Clarence Seedorf's disposal and this is the biggest game of the year for Milan. Can they win in Madrid to go through to the next round? Or will the disappointing season continue?
This game is not one I love. I would take the unders in this situation normally a home team that doesnt necessarily need to score and an away team that have been devoid of inspiration this year but I think Athletico are going to go for it here, i think Simeone will get the best out of his squad and with Villa and Costa up front I believe they will be too good for Milan tomorrow. I'm going to take the Athletico -1 on the handicap as I see Madrid winning by two here but its not a strong play for me, I like the Arsenal Bayern game much more. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo