Atletico Madrid vs FC Porto: prediction for the Champions League fixture
Atletico Madrid go against FC Porto in the Champions League match on September 15. What to expect from this game? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Atletico Madrid finally won La Liga last season. The end of the tournament was insanely tense, as the fate of the title was decided in the last rounds, and Atletico managed to fulfill their dream of the last decade. The Colchoneros beat Real Madrid to the trophy by two points.
Diego Simeone retained the squad and even managed to bring back Antoine Griezmann. Atletico also signed Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese (35 million).
The Red-Whites are on an unbeaten streak in the new season of Primera. They drew Villarreal (2:2) and won over Celta (2:1), Elche (1:0) and Espanyol (2:1). After four rounds, Atletico Madrid have 10 points and are sitting third in the La Liga table.
Stefan Savic is serving a suspension.
Last year Porto couldn't get past Sporting and finished in second place. In 34 rounds, the Dragons chalked up 24 victories and 8 draws, earning 80 points - just 6 points shy of the title. In the summer, the club signed Pepe from Gremio (15 million), Wendell from Bayern (4 million), and Bruno Costa from Portimonense (2.5 million).
After five rounds of the new Primeira season, Porto have three wins and two draws. They are third with 11 points in the asset. After defeating Aroka (3:0), Porto drew with the reigning champions Sporting (1:1).
Porto goalkeeper Marchesin is sidelined with a knee injury.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 games of Porto.
Draws were recorded in 2 of the last 6 head-to-head games.
In 2 of Atletico's last 4 away games, goals were scored in both halves.
In 3 of the last 4 away games of Porto, this bet played.
This is a match between two experienced clubs, and they both need a win to get into the right mentality for the tournament. We believe that the opponents will be very careful in defense, as a single mistake could cost either of them the game. We do not expect many goals in this fixture.
Our prediction - total under 2.5 goals.
Prediction: Total under 2.5 goals
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A draw would satisfy both teams, and we playing that bet.
Second wager - a draw.