Champions League: In Azerbaijan, Qarabag hosts Atlético de Madrid on a Champions League match…
Simeone’s Atlético de Madrid has a must-win game upon them, in order to keep their Champions League’s hopes alive.
The team hasn’t been having the same performance they had on the last few years and that has been visible both in La Liga and in the Champions League, which is a tournament where Atlético has been successful lately.
On a tough group, with Chelsea and Roma as big contenders, another slip-up against Qarabag could spell an early elimination for the Spaniards.
On the Champions League Atlético only has 1 point so far and sits in 3rd place of this group.
Chelsea has 6 points and Roma has 4, which means they are already leading the pack by a decent margin. In La Liga, their situation isn’t much better, since they sit only in 4th place and are coming off a draw against Barcelona at home.
Latest results – Qarabag FK:
13.10.2017 D1 Inter Baku 0-2 Qarabag FK
01.10.2017 D1 Qarabag FK 0-0 Zira FK
27.09.2017 CL Qarabag FK 1-2 AS Roma
22.09.2017 D1 Qarabag FK 4-1 Sumqayit FK
17.09.2017 D1 Qarabag FK 2-0 Kapaz PFK
12.09.2017 CL Chelsea FC 6-0 Qarabag FK
Latest results – Atlético Madrid:
14.10.2017 D1 Atlético Madrid 1-1 FC Barcelona
30.09.2017 D1 CD Leganés 0-0 Atlético Madrid
27.09.2017 CL Atlético Madrid 1-2 Chelsea FC
23.09.2017 D1 Atlético Madrid 2-0 Sevilla FC
20.09.2017 D1 Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Atlético Madrid
16.09.2017 D1 Atlético Madrid 1-0 Málaga CF
Being on the Champions’ League group stage and having the opportunity to play with giants such as Chelsea, Roma and Atlético Madrid is already an achievement for Qarabag.
The team from Azerbaijan has been dominating local football for a few seasons now – even leading the league at the moment – and they have finally got through the qualifying stage for the Champions League and got into the group stage.
On the qualifying stage, the team has knocked out Samtredia, Sheriff Tiraspol and even a team with some tradition like Copenhagen.
This match has an additional importance due to Atlético de Madrid’s need to win. The team must take advantage of the clash between the leaders of the group in order to get closer to the top 2.
Qarabag vs Atletico Madrid – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Technically, the quality of these two teams is very unequal.
Even with Simeone’s Atlético being a very efficient and economical team, not covering many handicaps.
I see the combination of quality and necessity being more than able to justify this bet.
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