Atletico Madrid vs Qarabag FK
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 31st October 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid need a win against Qarabag to keep in touch with Chelsea and Roma for knockout phase qualification.
Qarabag held Madrid to a goal-less draw last time, which left the Spanish side without a win in this year’s group stage.
Simeone’s men are third in the table with a 5 point gap against leaders Chelsea and 3 point gap with Roma.
The Rojiblancos drew Roma on matchday 1 before losing to Chelsea 2-1 from a late injury time goal. Their defeat against Chelsea is the first home defeat in 12 games having picked 10 wins from the previous 11.
The debutants Qarabag’s Champions League campaign could end on Tuesday if they lose to Atletico and Roma win against Chelsea. They are bottom of the group with 1 point and an inferior -7 goal aggregate.
Atletico Madrid vs Qarabag: Head-to-head
The reverse of the corresponding fixture is the lone competitive meeting between Atletico Madrid and Qarabag.
Neither of them had met a club from opponent’s country.
Atletico Madrid vs Qarabag: Prediction
The Rojiblancos are going through a difficult phase after 1 win coming from their last 7 in all competitions. Six of those are draws, mostly against moderate domestic sides.
Another worrying factor for Simeone is the scoring form of his star striker Antoine Griezmann. Since scoring a penalty against Chelsea, the Frenchman had went on for a barren run in next 5 appearances for the club.
Meantime, Qarabag’s form is not good as well and registered 2 wins from their last 6 in all competitions. Considering they do not have the quality in their squad to match-up with heavyweights of Europe, Atleti must bag a comfortable win on Tuesday.
Atletico Madrid vs Qarabag: Bet Tips
Atletico -2.5 Asian Handicap for 2.02 odd.
Over 2.5 team goals for Atleti for 1.75 odd.
To score any-time: Angel Correa @ 2.08.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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