Atletico Madrid vs FC Porto
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico de Madrid and FC Porto lock horns in the matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions League 2021/22. Both teams are looking for a win in the group of death that involves Liverpool and AC Milan.
Both teams were eliminated from last season’s competition by eventual winners Chelsea. Atletico in the round of 16 and Porto in the quarterfinals.
This time, Madrid are coming to the continental competition as the champions of Spain.
Diego Simeone’s men made a strong start to the season and are unbeaten after 4 rounds with 3 wins and 1 draw. They were made to sweat on the weekend at Espanyol and a very late goal handed them the winner.
Porto on the other hand had a quiet season behind Sporting CP, still got the better of Benfica and finished second.
The Dragoes started this season quite well and bagged 3 wins and 2 draws from the 5 games played so far. On the weekend, they shared the spoils with Sporting and remained 4 points behind Benfica.
Atletico Madrid vs FC Porto Head-to-head
- There have been 6 overall meetings between Atletico Madrid and Porto, all happened at the UEFA Champions League. The teams share 2 wins and 2 draws.
- Their last meeting was in the 2013/14 group stage and Atletico celebrated a double with 2-0 win in Spain and 2-1 win at Portugal.
- Atlético de Madrid have a decent home record against Portuguese clubs with 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses from 10 matches.
- Porto have plenty of experience playing in Spanish soil, however they won 6 and drew 2 of the 22 visits with 14 games resulting in defeats.
Atletico Madrid vs FC Porto Prediction
Both teams have a habit of making quiet starts to the campaign and this is something they want to avoid considering the nature of the group.
Atletico without a doubt have the better squad and a solid home record, but the visitors cannot be underestimated.
Also, Simeone’s defense is not the same as what it used to be and we have seen it being breached multiple times at the stadium in the last season.
Porto are a capable side, especially Mehdi Taremi could be a handful to Simeone’s back four.
We go for both teams to score as the top bet of this Champions League fixture with Atletico winning it on a narrow margin at the end of 90 minutes.
Atletico Madrid vs FC Porto Betting Tips
Both teams to Score @ 2.15 odd
Madrid to win @ 1.65 odd
Correct Score: Atletico 2-1 @ 8.50.