2nd May 2016 | Champions League
Atletico: Defensively Peerless
Diego Godin has been declared fit for the trip to the Allianz Arena and he will marshal the best defence in Europe.
It’s about time for Atletico to get the credit they deserve for possessing the best defence in Europe and having got their noses in front, they can knock out Bayern on Tuesday night.
Diego Simeone’s side never get the headlines lavished on Messi’s Barcelona and Ronaldo’s Real Madrid, but they have conceded around half the number of goals (16) in La Liga that their esteemed rivals have - 29 and 32 respectively.
This solidity absolutely translates to the Champions League where the Rojiblancos have conceded just three times in nine outings. Then consider that two of those goals were relinquished at the Nou Camp with only 10 men and their record only gets more impressive.
Coral offer a best price 10/1 on there being ‘no goalscorer’ on Tuesday night and, after six consecutive clean sheets, Atletico could well claim the 0-0 draw which would see them into the final.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:25 2nd May, 2016 but subject to change