On Wednesday 15 September in Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in the first round of the group stage of the Champions League, Atlético will play against Portuguese Porto.
Atlético have made it to the UEFA Champions League group stage thanks to their win last season in La Liga. Note that Madrid have participated in the Champions League group stage for the ninth time in a row.
In eight previous attempts, in only one case, the “mattress” failed to reach the playoffs of the tournament, and in the three previous seasons of the most prestigious European Cup, they went to the playoffs from second place.
Last season, Simeone’s side ended their 1/8 finals in the Champions League, losing twice to Chelsea 0-1 and 0-2. Now in this tournament she has a 6-match losing streak, where there were three draws and the same number of defeats.
Over the weekend, Atlético played a very difficult match, in which, with great difficulties in the 99th minute, snatched a 2-1 victory from Espanyol in the Spanish Championship, where he is in the leader group.
Porto finished second in the Portuguese championship last season. And this position allowed the team to start their way to the Champions League from the group stage.
In the three previous cases, when the “dragons” started in this tournament from this stage, they managed to get out of the group. And last season they made it to the quarterfinals.
In 1/8 the Portuguese passed Juventus, but at the next stage they gave way to Chelsea. Note that they have not lost in seven of their last nine matches in the Champions League, having won six times during this period.
Porto are approaching this game after a 1: 1 draw with Sporting in the championship of their country, where they are currently on the second line in the standings.
In the Champions League, these clubs have held six meetings with each other, where they still maintain full parity, beating each other twice in two world outcomes.
Forecast and rate
In this fight, 1xbet mobile app give preference to the owners. Atletico is offered to win – 1.66.
Porto’s victories are awarded at 7.00 , the draw is estimated at 3.45.
Surely in the Champions League “mattress” will play in their favorite style, scoring a little and conceding at least. Still, you can count on a couple of goals in this game. In general, we are waiting for 2-3 goals scored in this meeting.