Fresh from their 0-0 draw with fierce rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish Primera Division on Saturday, Atleti will be hoping to do better on home soil against Eusebio Di Francesco’s men.
They will be aiming for the maximum points going into this tie in order to keep their hopes of reaching the knock-out stage alive. Bet365 has tagged them as favourites for the duel at the price of (1.95).
A draw is likely here going by the stats available. Simeone’s men shared the spoils with their opponent in the reverse fixture and did the same with Qarabag home and away which leaves them with three points in the group. The betting firm is offering (3.50) for a stalemate at the end of 90 minutes.
For the Italian side, they sit atop the group standings with eight points following their 3-0 demolition of Chelsea in their last game.
Though they have triumphed in all their last six outings in all competitions, their record away from home has not been impressive in Europe, having won just once in their last 12 encounters. They are underdogs for this clash at the odds of (4.33).
The Spanish outfit have only registered seven goals in their last ten matches while failing to find the back of the net in three of them, therefore, the bookmakers are offering (1.72) for less than three goals to surface in the clash and (1.90) for both sides NOT to score.