RM vs ATN Dream11: A crucial away goal for Real Madrid in Bergamo leaves Atalanta with it all to do ahead of this Champions League round of 16 second leg. The Italians must accomplish what they failed to achieve in the first leg and find the net at least once to get themselves back into this tie. However, Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have already proved their credentials on the road in the group stage, winning all three of their games away from home without shipping a single goal. Real Madrid have conceded in each of their last three matches in all competitions, however Zinedine Zidane’s men will be boosted by the presence of star striker Karim Benzema, who was unavailable for the first leg due to injury.
Date: 17 March, Wednesday
Time: 01:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid
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Real Madrid – W-D-D-W-W
Atalanta – W-L-W-W-W
Head-to-head (last one meetings)
RM Wins- 01
ATN Wins– 00
Real Madrid News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will be unable to call upon the services of Spanish right-backs Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola, as well as striker Mariano Diaz and experienced Brazilian left-back Marcelo. Brazilian midfielder Casemiro is suspended.
Expected changes and Strategy: Federico Valverde is set to deputise in the middle of the park, but Hazard may start from the bench in midweek.
Real Madrid Starting XI (Likely)
Injury Report and Unavailability: Atalanta will be without Dutch right-back Hans Hateboer and Croatian centre-back Bosko Sutalo, who are both nursing injuries. Switzerland international Remo Freuler is suspended.
Expected changes and Strategy: Duvan Zapata is available after featuring from the bench on Saturday, but Hans Hateboer and Bosko Sutalo are absent.
Atalanta Starting XI (Likely)
Jose Luis Palomino
Marten de Roon
RM vs ATN Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Karim Benzema: Benzema has 4 goals and a total of 16 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 26.09%. He had a total of 13 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 11 key passes and he created a total of 17 chances.
Duvan Zapata: Zapata has 3 goals and a total of 21 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 14.52%. He had a total of 7 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 16 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 7 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Robin Gosens: Gosens has 1 goal and a total of 4 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 17.86%. He had a total of 7 big chances. The Argentine has a total of 1 assists, 7 key passes and he created a total of 10 chances.
Defenders: Maehle, Varane, Romero, Mendy
Midfielders: Vazquez, Pasalic, Luka Modric, Robin Gosens
Attackers: Duvan Zapata, Karim Benzema
Atalanta have it all to do in Spain and the absence of Remo Freuler doesn’t aid their cause. They can at least call upon their solid away record this term, with a 1-0 loss at Inter last time out just their second defeat on the road in 2020/21. Real Madrid have needed late goals to secure a positive result in their last four matches and this never-say-die attitude should help the LaLiga side into the next round of the Champions League. In our RM vs ATN Today Match Prediction odds, we back the Spanish side to win 2-1 in this match.