Match: Atletico Madrid – PSV Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Start time: 19:45 GMT
Atletico Madrid host PSV Eindhoven in the second leg of the 1/8-finals of the Champions League. The match is on Tuesday, March 15, from 19:45 GMT at the stadium “Vicente Calderon” in Madrid.
Atletico continued with good performance of the domestic scene, recording a fourth consecutive victory in “La Liga”. Over the weekend Diego Simeone’s side beat Deportivo 3:0 at home, but are still eight points behind leaders Barcelona.
In the upcoming match against PSV Diego Simeone has no problem with injured or suspended players and will rely on all the best in his squad. At home in CHL “Colchoneros” started with defeat by Benfica 1:2, but then beat Astana (4: 0) and Galatasaray (2:0). The defeat of the Portuguese was only for the team in the past 14 home games in the tournament.
The team’s star Antoine Griezmann did not stop marks and after his goal against Deportivo already has 23 goals to his account this season, so fans of the team are hoping a new strong performance from his side, which contributes to the elimination of PSV.
Guests from Eindhoven conceded misstep in “Eredivisie”, drew 1:1 at home against Heerenveen. However, “The Red and whites” remained on top after and rivals for the title Ajax drew in this round. PSV are unbeaten in seven consecutive games in all competitions and will hope to continue their series and a scoring draw would have finished work on the second leg in Madrid.
Gaston Pereiro is unavailable for this game because received a red card in the first leg. All other players in the team are available to Philip Cocu and he will try with existing potential team lie Diego Simeone and sneak into the next phase.
The strong performance of Atletico in the last few years due to perfect their game at home. The style of Atletico against stronger teams, such as that of PSV represents not so much attacking football. Diego Simeone’s team likes to wait for your opponent and play on the counter-attack. I expect again a strategic duel between the two teams and under 2.5 goals.