Real Madrid vs Athletico Madrid 29 May 2016: Champions League Preview and Predictions
29 May 2016/1445ET
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The final game of the European season is the Champions League final and we have the two Madrid sides facing off in front of what will be a sold out San Siro. The San Siro has seen its own teams win many a trophy but this time around they will watch two teams from another city battle it out in what should be an amazing game.
Real Madrid will line up with a lot of focus on their front three of Bale, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. These three along with the likes of Isco, Jese and others from the bench will look to break down the Athletico Mardid defense which will surely be a task. Behind them the likes of Kroos and Modric will also have a role since they need to build up the play. This game will see Real Madrid on the attack a lot so these players will be essential.
Athletico Madrid on the other hand will look to park the bus and play on the counter. This side has a really good defense and I like their chances to stopping Ronaldo and his teammates. They will look to score their goals on the counter and they can do this through Koke and Greizeman who are two of the fastest players in the world.
Overall, I think this will be a close game that Real Madrid end up winning. This side has too much history and in Europe they just seem to find a way so I back them to win here. As far as betting is concerned, the under 2.5 goals is a good bet in my opinion since I expect a tight game and I doubt Athletico concede more than 1 goal. This is a good value bet so I think it is worth the wager.