Roma vs Atletico Madrid: Preview and Predictions

Roma vs Atletico Madrid Predictions UEFA Champions League 12th September 2017

Roma vs Atletico Madrid
UEFA Champions League Group-stage – Season 2017/18
Date: Tuesday, 12th September 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico.

One of the Group C duels is going to take place at Stadio Olimpico, where Roma is hosting Atletico Madrid. Many experts agree this is one of the top three interesting fixtures in UCL opening round.

Roma

Roma is starting their UEFA campaign in the group stage. Last year, they failed to enter the group stage. Porto defeated them in the play-offs round with a combined score of 4 – 1.

They are coming from a win in a club-friendly game. In Italian Serie A, they have one initial win and a loss.

At Stadio Olimpico they have been defeated three times in the last two months.

Atletico Madrid

They too are starting the Champions League campaign in the group stage. Last year, Real Madrid eliminated them in the semi-finals, with a 4 – 2 win on aggregate.

They are coming from a goal-less draw away against Valencia. They are currently the sixth-ranked in Spanish Primera Division, with two draws and one win.

Roma vs Atletico Madrid: Head to head

This match is going to be their first head to head encounter ever.

Roma vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction

There is no real favourite in this match, both of them are in a good shape, and we’re surely about to see a very tough duel. We believe that it’s going to be a low-scoring affair since whoever scores first will put eleven men behind the ball, trying to keep the advantage. In this scenario, we think Roma will take the advantage of the home turf and end up as winners. Nevertheless, as already said, the safer bet is the match ending with less than three goals scored in total.

Roma vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips

Value bet: Roma to win – 2.70 at Unibet

Total goals under 2.5 – 1.63 at Betfair.