Atlético de Madrid vs Chelsea – UEFA Champions League: Atlético Madrid is a strong team…
They practically haven’t changed anything when compared to last season, since they are forbidden to sign players until January, so they were able to maintain their key players.
This Atlético’s team has a great coach. Simeone is a very knowledgeable manager in terms of tactics and he has done a great job with Atlético Madrid, already taking them to 2 Champions’ League finals.
Atlético started this Champions League with a 0-0 draw in Rome against Roma. That’s a result that ends up being a positive one, since they played away against a direct opponent.
Atlético Madrid has a new stadium and this will be the first European match on the new stadium, where they are yet to lose.
They have debuted with a 1-0 win over Málaga and then a 2-0 win against Sevilla last weekend.
Chelsea are the current Premier League’s champions. They have the same philosophy they had last season and they are a pragmatic and objective team. They don’t always score a lot of goals, but they don’t need to, as they have shown last season.
Chelsea is a team that knows how to attack, defends well and that knows how to play with and without the ball. They are very balanced and that’s the key for their success, along with their great manager.
Chelsea comes into this match after two very comfortable wins. First, a 5-1 against Nottingham Forest on the League Cup and then, this past weekend, a 4-0 win over Stoke City, away from home, in a beautiful performance from Antonio Conte’s team, that should increase their confidence levels for this match.
Atlético de Madrid vs Chelsea – Betting Tip and Prediction:
It will be a very interesting match between two great teams, but I don’t think it will be very spectacular.
Both teams have some similar game ideas and they have two of the best managers in the world, in terms of tactics, so it will be a very tactical match between two balanced teams who don’t make a lot of mistakes.
I don’t expect a very exciting match with a lot of goals or goal chances but yes, a match where the defensive solidity of both sides ends up overshadowing the offensive quality of the teams.
Under 2.5 Goals seems like a value bet in this match and it has everything to win, I believe.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Under 2.5 Goals||