After a comfortable 3-0 league victory over Espanyol, Real Madrid will be aiming to continue their resurgence after the sudden end of their record-breaking winning run, especially in the wake of Atletico's 3-1 defeat at the hands of Barcelona. Diego Simeone's side may hold an advantage heading into the second leg, but the hosts haven't scored fewer than three goals at the Bernabeu since November. Cristiano Ronaldo will be keen to add to his impressive goalscoring tally after picking up his third Ballon D'Or award this week, with the Portuguese star high on confidence and currently sitting on 26 league goals for the season. With Real Madrid's goalscoring potency no secret, Atletico will have to be at their organised and disciplined best to escape their rivals' clutches without seeing Oblak fish the ball out of his net on multiple occasions. Defensive stability on the road hasn't been alien to the visitors, however, with 7 of Atletico's last 14 competitive games ending with a clean sheet on their travels. Given that Simeone's men have a lead to defend and the regular ability to find goals from set pieces, Real Madrid will have to be at their destructive best to overturn what is a very favourable position for their local rivals.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Pick1 (-2, -2.5 AH) 3
- Odds+325 Bet365
- Match result2-2 (-4.00)