Atletico and Juventus Expected to Keep it Tight in Wednesday's Match

Alex Campean

Monday, February 18, 2019 5:07 PM UTC

Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 5:07 PM UTC

Let's look at some of Wednesday's Champions League matches and find ways to cash your tickets with a preview and betting tips.

<h2 style="text-align:center">Atletico Madrid vs Juventus</h2><p>Juventus are flying high in their domestic league, sitting 13 points clear at the top of the table after 24 rounds and remaining the only unbeaten side in the top 5 European leagues. They have a fantastic squad and their main objective is to win the Champions League this season. On the other side Atletico Madrid regained their 2nd spot in the La Liga standings taking advantage of Real Madrid’s shocking home defeat 2-1 to Girona. Last Thursday, Atletico’s leading board announced that they have extended the contract of coach Diego Simone until the end of June 2022. Atletico and Juventus are by far the best defensive teams in Europe with 17 and 15 goals conceded respectively in 24 domestic fixtures. Simeone’s style is to keep things tight and try to strike on the break while Allegri is always playing very aggressive and pushing in the 1st half to take the lead and defend it till the end of the match, giving away the possession and staying very organized at the back. Both managers are aware of the importance of the match knowing that nothing will be decided on Wednesday. So, what to expect? We expect the under 2.5 to hit but the odds offered by the bookies are incredibly low 11/20 (1.55) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Unibet</a>. The value is on Juventus. They have a great season, they are ready for fight for the trophy and they will try to return home with the win.</p><p><strong>Best tip for the match:</strong> Juventus to win with Draw No Bet at 24/25 (1.96) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Bet365</a></p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center">Schalke vs Manchester City</h2><p>While Schalke have almost no expectations from this 2-legged match being huge underdogs, the Premier League reigning champs are still fighting for all 4 trophies (3 domestic, 1 European). After being 10 points behind Liverpool in December, the Citizens are sitting 1st in the standings with 1 extra match played than Liverpool. They are in fine form, scoring goals for fun and we expect them to win both fixtures. Schalke are sitting just 8 points above the Bundesliga red zone being winless in their previous 4 domestic matches, having one of the worst attacks in the German top-flight league with just 25 goals scored in 22 matches. They’re struggling to find the back of the net and their best striker Breel Embolo is ruled out for this match with a toe injury. Manchester City will definitely enter this clash all guns blazing, dominating the possession, imposing their rhythm and trying to solve the qualification issue from the 1st leg.</p><p><strong>Best tip for the match:</strong> Manchester City to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at 3/4 (1.75) with SkyBet</p>
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