There should be few problems for last season's beaten finalists on Wednesday evening as Atletico Madrid visit competition newcomers Rostov.
Diego Simeone's men have made a 100 per cent start to their European campaign, beating PSV and earning an eye-catching win over Bayern Munich on matchday two.
Meanwhile, domestically Los Rojiblancos are top of La Liga after an unbeaten opening eight games, with Sunday seeing them record a 7-1 demolition of Granada.
Things are looking good for the side from the Spanish capital and Atletico have seemingly been able to combine their renowed defensive steel with some attacking flair, a combination which should serve them well on all fronts this year.
Rostov, for their part, were beaten 1-0 by Spartak Moscow at the weekend and their coach, Ivan Daniliants, has suggested that his team are struggling with the rigors of combining domestic duties with games in Europe's premier club competition for the first time in their history.
Having lost 5-0 against Bayern Munich on matchday one, the Russians will be hoping to be more competitive against their opponents from Spain, although SkyBet make the hosts rank outsiders at 11/1 (12.00). Atleti, meanwhile, are offered at 30/100 (1.30), while a draw can be backed at 19/5 (4.80).
Atletico's record makes investing in an away win with a clean sheet a logical selection, although the price of 4/6 (1.65) might not be big enough for many punters to consider.
Meanwhile, in the goalscorers market, Antoine Griezmann is offered at 11/10 (2.10) to find the net, which could tempt some, although perhaps a better bet is backing Griezmann to score and Atletico to win at 6/4 (2.50). Atleti have won all four matches in which the Frenchman has scored this season and, if he looks the most likely player to get on the scoresheet for the highly fancied visitors, then this bet makes a great deal of sense.
|Antoine Griezmann to score and Atletico Madrid to win at 6/4 (2.50) for a 1.5pt stake with SkyBet|