EUROPA: Champions League – group stage
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
For ten previous seasons Chelsea (2008, 2012) and Atlético (2014, 2016) got into the final of the Champions League for 2 times. But the team of Roman Abramovich has one title of the Club Champion of Europe (2012) and the possible champions’ wins of Atlético are further down the road. This will be the 6th meeting of the top opponents at a very high level. The team of Diego Simeone here has minimal advantage (+2=2-1, balls - 9:8).
The greatest victory of Chelsea:
21.10.2009. London. Group tournament of the Champions League. – Chelsea – Atlético – 4:0 (Kalou 2, Lampard, Perea (own goal));
The greatest victory of Atlético:
31.08.2012. Monaco. UEFA Super Cup. Atlético – Chelsea – 4:1 (Falcao 3, Miranda – Cahill);
Atlético Spain (the head coach Diego Simeone)
The triumphs of Super club from Madrid are still happening! Let us remember, that on the 16th of September at new home stadium Wanda Metropolitano (67 000 audience) Atlético has spent its first match. The new arena has impressed the management of UEFA so strongly that the decision was made to hold here the final match of the Champions League 2019. And in Baki in May 2019 instead of the final match of the Champions League the final match of the Europa League will be held.
The team of Diego Simeone had already won at home arena over Malaga (1:0) and Sevilla (2:0). And now Atlético is getting ready to the match against the champion of England.
Diego Simeone’s bid (4-4-2):
Oblak - Juan Francisco, Savić, Godín, Louis – Koke, Gaby, Saúl, Carrasco – Vietto, Griezmann;
Chelsea England (the head coach Antonio Conte)
According to the results of the first match day of the Champions League Chelsea is the only leader of its quartet. Let us remind that two weeks ago the team of Antonio Conte at home arena had ruined Qarabağ (6:0) and during the parallel match in the capital of Italy the meeting of Roma and Atlético has ended with the draw (0:0).
During the last round of EPL Chelsea had impressed its fans at home arena of Stoke Britannia (0:4). Being in a good mood Chelsea came to Madrid to play at the arena of the final match of the Champions League 2019.
Antonio Conte’s bid (3-4-3):
Courtois – Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger – Willian, Kanté, Bakayoko, Alonso – Pedro, Morata, Fàbregas (Hazard);
The current tournament position of the 3rd Champions League’s quartet is demanding from the team of Diego Simeone only victory. If not, Atlético according to the results of two rounds, will take the 3rd place as the victory of Roma against the champion of Azerbaijan is rather predictable.
But the quests of the stadium Wanda Metropolitano will be pleased with the draw in order to save its leading position. Thus, the main bets of this match are W 1 and X 2:
Atlético Madrid – 2.20. draw – 3.30, Chelsea – 3.80;
tip: Both teams to score (yes) - odds 2.1 Betfair