Place: Stade Louis II. Monaco.
Date: on the 18th of September, 2018 (Tuesday)
Match start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: EUROPA – Champions League – Group stage – 1st round.
Great French team which became the real plant on money making in the European football is Monaco. Leonardo Jardim is able to grow up football talents and the management of club skillfully sells team leaders to the European grandees. So, in the current season Monaco has earned €317 million from transfers, having sold Mbappa, Lemar, Fabinho, Joao Moutinho, Kongolo, Ghezzal, Diakhaby and Meité. As a result, the team even if became weaker, then only insignificantly and the new talented football players that were invited in Monaco, allow club to count on their progress in future.
So, during the summer period the squad of Monaco was strengthened with such players as Pance, Hendrix, Barreca, Pelé, Aholou, Golovin, Chadli, Geubbels, Grandsir and Diop. Team leaders are as follow – Falcao, Subašić, Rony Lopes, Jemerson and Glik. At the beginning of the season Monaco demonstrated poor teamwork and the team took the lower part of the standings of the French championship.
Diego Simeone deserves a statue near the club stadium as the Argentina coach during the work time (since 2011) has managed to put Atletico in one row with Real and Barcelona. And we don’t mean the achievements of the clubs but about team ambitions at this stage of their history. At the beginning of the championship Atletico didn’t demonstrate good results and has only 5 points but it can be a temporary phenomenon. Also we will note the fact that Atletico is the defending owner of the trophy of the Europa League and the European Super cup (a victory over Real 4:2 (2:2)).
In summer the club has carried out accurate work on the transfer market, having signed contracts with Rodri, Arias, Adan, Lemar (moved from Monaco), Kaliniç and Carlos Martins. Diego Costa, Griezmann, Koke, Godin and Oblak remain the team leaders on the football field.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Monaco vs Atl Madrid
The favorite of the match is the Spanish club and the leading bookmakers estimate the victory of Atletico for 1.87. Success of Monaco is quoted for 5.10, and draw – for 3.48. The Spanish club is stronger at this stage of the season than Monaco. Classical total betting from bookmakers is as follow: total over 2.5 for 2.31, total under 2.5 for 1.70. All these indicate that we will “enjoy” pragmatic match with the minimum effectiveness.
There are no doubts that in this match we will see Atletico which will play very pragmatically and won’t allow rivals to play aggressive football. Monaco has little chances for successful result as the French team is not in the best form. Therefore the Spanish club will be the favorite of the match.
Our tip: Atl Madrid to win – odds 1.8 Asianodds