Diego Simeone has created a ruthlessly-efficient side, one in which every player knows what is demanded of them, and one which is extremely difficult to beat.
Coral price them at 13/8 (2.63) to record their second Champions League win of the campaign while Porto can be backed at 7/4 (2.75). The draw is available at 11/5 (3.20).
Atletico's prowess comes from their extreme efficiency. They will not steamroller many teams but break them down steadily and that approach will provide Porto with a stern test.
The Portuguese champions have made an excellent start themselves this season, although they too have been efficient rather than spectacular.
The bookies think this will be a lower-scoring affair with under 2.5 goals offered at just 8/13 (1.62). This selection appeals greatly having paid out in three of Porto's last four games.
However, the price is not big enough so we will go with backing "No" in the both teams to score market at 10/11 (1.91). If the game is likely to be low-scoring is stands to reason that it is unlikely to see goals at both ends.
Furthermore, this bet has paid out in nine of Porto's last 11 Champions League matches and is a shrewd selection offering decent odds.
|Both Teams to Score "No" at 10/11 (1.91) 1.5 points with Coral|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid