The Opta trends support Atletico Madrid and Juventus' chances of hushing Real Madrid and Monaco in Champions League quarter-final action...
"Monaco have scored only two goals in six away games against Italian sides."
Recommended Bet: Back Juventus to keep a clean sheet against Monaco @ 1.748/11
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid (Tuesday, 19:45, ITV)
Atletico Madrid have conceded only four goals, the joint-best record in this competition
The Spanish champions have been breached just once in their last seven Champions League outings, while Opta note that they have kept clean sheets in four of their six European clashes with fellow Spaniards. Across all competitions, Diego Simeone's men have leaked only once in six games at the Vicente Calderon, where Real Madrid have visited three times this term without scoring once.
Recommended Bet: Back Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 3.412/5
Atletico are unbeaten at home against Spanish sides in Europe (W5, D1)
The above statistic reveals that Atletico have a magnificent 83% win rate when hosting compatriots in continental competitions. Additionally, they have won 17 of their 21 matches at the Calderon since late September. Real Madrid have played there three times in 2014/15 without earning so much as a point, losing 1-0 in the Supercopa de Espana, 2-0 in the Copa del Rey then 4-0 in La Liga.
Recommended Bet: Back Atletico Madrid to win @ 2.9215/8
Juventus v Monaco (Tuesday, 19:45, Sky Sports 1)
Monaco have scored only two goals in six away games against Italian sides
As their key components have combined for years, Juventus have a slick defensive setup, resulting in just one goal against in their past seven matches, and a mere one in four Champions League fixtures too. The Old Lady locked out Atletico Madrid in Turin and Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park in that spell, and face a team that fired blanks in four of their previous seven Champions League ties.
Recommended Bet: Back Juventus to keep a clean sheet @ 1.748/11
Only Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich (six) have kept more Champions League clean sheets than Monaco (five) in 2014/15
The main reason why Monaco have made it this far despite averaging under a goal per game is their formidable defence record. They are stingy abroad, giving up as few as two goals in four ventures overseas to the quartet of Zenit, Benfica, Bayer Leverkusen and Arsenal. Juventus have scored two or less in seven of their last nine fixtures, and one or less in six, so it is no surprise that under 2.5 goals is so fancied.
Recommended Bet: Back under 2.5 goals @ 1.635/8