Atletico Madrid-Porto Betting Preview: Why there is value in backing the hosts to win

Our man in Madrid Phil Kitromilides believes that, despite already topping the group, Diego Simeone's side will be too strong for the visitors
On their return to the Champions League this season Atletico Madrid have been exceptional - unbeaten, they have qualified top of Group G with a game to spare.

Los Rojiblancos will look to keep that undefeated run going this evening against a Porto side who know that their fate in the competition is not in their own hands.

Should Zenit win in Vienna then Porto are out regardless of the result at the Vicente Calderon where Bet365 price Atleti at evens (2.00) and Porto at 29/10 (3.90).

In the last round of matches Diego Simeone took a much-weakened squad to Russia and still managed to come back with a 1-1 draw.

Even if the Argentine makes some changes to the team this evening they will still be competitive and in their own stadium they are close to unbeatable having suffered just four defeats in their last 42 home matches.

We saw with Real Madrid on Tuesday that teams who have already won their group can still be competitive and given the tough, demanding nature of their coach, Atletico are unlikely to let up in their intensity.

All this means the price of evens (2.00) for a home win looks like a great bet, and one which wiser punters will be investing in.

Atletico Madrid to win at evens (2.00) for 1.5pts with bet365

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