Atletico Madrid v Chelsea Betting: Simeone's side to ensure a typically tight encounter

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David Ramos
This may be the first Champions League game at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano but we're backing the hosts to remain rock solid at the back

Chelsea got off to the perfect start on their return to the Champions League, recording a thumping 6-0 win over Qarabag. Tougher tests await the Premier League champions though, with Group C looking a particularly tricky one.

Atletico Madrid have been a mainstay of Europe's premier club competition over the past few seasons, reaching two finals in the last four years and dabblebet are 11/10 (2.10) on the hosts picking up three points as they welcome the Blues to their new home.

The Londoners will be the first side to contest a European game at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano and they're 13/5 (3.60) to record a victory. While the surroundings may be different to that of the Vicente Calderon, punters already know what to expect of Atleti, who have already recorded back-to-back wins in La Liga here, and are yet to concede a goal.

N'Golo Kante of Chelsea, Dino Ndlovu of Qarabag

The draw is 9/4 (3.25) and that's no surprise given how tough these teams could be to split; Simeone's side have kept a clean sheet in 16 of their last 19 Champions League home games, and as such, under 2.5 goals is just 4/7 (1.57), probably too short for most to consider getting involved with as a single wager.

While the home side have an impeccable record on home soil in the Champions League, winning 18 of their last 23 matches in the competition, Chelsea can take a share of the spoils but it's unlikely to be a goal-fest. Both teams to score "No" is priced at 7/10 (1.70) with the opposite outcome available at Evens (2.0).

Having put themselves in a strong position with the 6-0 win at Stamford Bridge, Conte will know that a point apiece would be a perfectly acceptable outcome from one of the most daunting European away days around, not least because Roma provide a genuine threat if either they or Atletico Madrid slip up in the group.


Atleti laid siege to the Italians' goal in the first round of matches but failed to make the breakthrough in Rome, with the match finishing goalless. Now it's likely to be a case of trying to neutralise their biggest threat to qualification before looking to rack up the goals against a Qarabag side that should be outclassed by the other three teams they've been drawn against.

That only adds to the likelihood of a tight, low-scoring encounter, so take a chance on the 13/5 (3.60) with dabblebet about a draw with under 2.5 goals in the game. That covers both a 0-0 and 1-1 stalemate and looks the best option ahead of a clash where both teams could put the emphasis on defence, rather than going out to win the match.

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Draw and under 2.5 goals at 13/5 (3.60) for a 1pt stake with dabblebet

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