15th September – 21:00, Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
The neighbors’ clash in the Champions League group stage opening round between Atletico Madrid and Porto is scheduled for Wednesday evening. Both sides look forward to kicking off the new continental campaign successfully.
Atletico Madrid vs Porto Match Preview & Team News
The home side heads to this game after an important 2:1 victory over Espanyol on the road in La Liga. Although Diego Simeone’s side trailed 1:0 until the 79th minute, they managed to pull off a turnaround. Thomas Lemar scored deep into the stoppage time for important three points that kept Atletico Madrid among the leading teams in La Liga. The hosts are doing very well in the front, but they have managed to keep the clean sheet only once so far. Knowing that Los Colchoneros have been pretty disciplined defensively in the past season, they need to tighten their backline. Group B is very tough, with Liverpool and Milan besides these two sides, and every victory is priceless.
Porto remained undefeated in the Primeira Liga derby match against Sporting, snatching a 1:1 draw. Dragons equalized in the mid-second half and kept a positive result despite having Toni Martinez sent off in the last few minutes of the game. The visitors are four points behind the leading Benfica in the domestic championship, and they still haven’t tasted a defeat. Sergio Conceicao’s side enjoyed a good Champions League campaign last season, where Chelsea eliminated them in the quarter-finals. However, Luis Diaz and the lads will have a much more challenging task in the group stage to reach the playoffs again.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
It is going to be an interesting clash, as both sides have a chance to win. However, Atletico Madrid is a favorite, and we think the hosts will meet expectations and deliver a win.
Goals Market Prediction
Atletico Madrid kept the clean sheet only once on the previous 12 occasions, including friendlies. On the other hand, Porto conceded in five of their last six outings. Therefore, we expect to see goals in both nets on Wednesday evening.
Atletico Madrid vs Porto
Atletico Madrid to Win @ 1.65 ? Get the Best Odds Here!
BTTS Yes @ 2.10 ? Get the Best Odds Here!
Correct score 2:1 @ 8.40 ? Get the Best Odds Here!
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