Atletico Madrid vs Monaco
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid are looking to close in on the knockout stage on Wednesday evening when they take on the struggling Monaco side at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Los Colchoneros have already done the majority of the job by beating Borussia Dortmund 2.0 at home in the previous round. They thus moved lock on points with BVB at the top of the Group A ladder.
Les Monegasques, on the other hand, will likely finish at the very foot of the group stage standings for the second year in a row after winning two points from six games in the previous term of the competition. The 2016/17 quarter-finalists are struggling badly to catch the wanted rhythm this season. They suffered the toughest European defeat ever last time out when they fell 0-4 to Club Brugge at Stade Louis II. They now need a miracle to overtake the Belgians at the third place and try and make it to Europa League at least.
Atletico Madrid vs Monaco: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between the two teams.
Monaco got off to a flying start when Samuel Grandsir pushed them in front 18 minutes into the first round match at Stade Louis II.
Nevertheless, Atleti managed to bounce back and secure the comeback in the very first half thanks to goals from Diego Costa and Jose Maria Gimenez.
Atletico Madrid vs Monaco: Prediction
Monaco finally managed to end a dreadful thread of three consecutive defeats by beating Caen 0-1 after the international break. It was Radamel Falcao who made the difference for Les Monegasques who still sit in the drop zone of the Ligue 1 ladder with just 10 points from 14 games so far in the season.
Los Colchoneros are generally very hard to beat in their own backyard. Diego Simeone’s men were seconds away from snatching a huge victory over Barcelona in La Liga derby on Saturday. Diego Costa, Koke and Thomas Lemar have all returned from injuries and are set to make the starting line-up here against Monaco.
Atletico Madrid vs Monaco: Bet Tips
HT/FT Atletico Madrid/Atletico Madrid @ 1.57 (4/7)
Atletico Madrid -1.5 handicap @ 1.55 (11/20).