EUROPA: Champions League – Group Stage – match day 5.
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
For Spanish Atl Madrid the matches of death have begun and every loss of points by the team of Simeone will mean the elimination in the champions League. The battle against Roma is the struggle against the direct opponent and even the draw will give the opportunity to the Italian club to ensure itself the place at the play-off of the Champions League. Atl Madrid has to gain two victories in order to fight for play-off stage.
During the previous seasons Atl Madrid without any difficulties had passed the group stage of the Champions League, but this season the Spaniards experienced some problems. The team of Diego Simeone had gained only 3 points in 4 matches and were not able to gain any victory. As a result, Atl Madrid takes the 3rd place in the group and is behind Roma only with 4 points. The Mattressers will be able to play all the matches against Roma and the chance to miss this match have slightly injured Carrasco, Koke and Filipe Luís. On week-end Atl Madrid has spent difficult and exhausting match against the neighbors from Madrid (0:0).
Italian club is spending not very good group stage and had gained 7 points. But it is experiencing some problems at the championship, but this have no connections with our match. During the last matches the team of Eusebio Di Francesco got used to the demands of the coach and the coach himself has defined the framework of the starting line-up. Don’t forget that in summer this team has changed greatly and this influenced on the quality of mutual understanding of the football players at the football field.
We were the witnesses of the boring first match between Roma and Atl Madrid that ended with draw (0:0) and fully correspond to the Spanish club football. Bearing in mind that Atl Madrid is facing the relegation zone the team of Simeone will do all the best for the victory and the second place in the group.
Our tip: Atl Madrid to win - odds 1.95 Bet365
Despite crazy tension in this match don’t wait for any high results. The matter is the Atl Madrid’s style and because of it this club is the most ‘closed” team at Euro Cups.
Our tip: Total under (2.5) - odds 1.8 5Dimes