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Atletico Madrid v FC Copenhagen Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

19:58 EAT 22/02/2018
Diego Costa Atletico Madrid
The hosts' first leg lead means they could be more focused on La Liga, and so we should see a low-scoring Europa League match on Thursday night

Atletico Madrid's emphatic 4-1 in Copenhagen last week means they have practically secured their passage to the last 16 of the Europa League.

The Danish outfit need to score at least four times at the Wanda Metropolitano on Thursday night and the last team to put four goals past Atletico in their own stadium in 90 minutes were Villarreal, way back in November 2007. 

Latest odds

dabblebet price a win for Diego Simeone's side at 1/4 (1.25), while Copenhagen are offered at 11/1 (12.00) and the draw can be backed at 17/4 (5.25).

Team news

Los Rojiblancos have practically a fully fit squad, but with a big La Liga game away at Sevilla this weekend and a healthy lead from the first leg, Simeone will surely rest some players.

The likes of Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa are likely to be given the night off, while Miguel Angel Moya should replace Jan Oblak in goal.

The visitors, meanwhile, continue to be without midfielder Aboubakar Keita and defender Erik Johansson.

Goals at a premium at Wanda Metropolitano

Atletico Madrid have played 18 matches in all competitions in their new stadium, with 12 of those games seeing under 2.5 goals.

The capital club are a defensive team even when they are at full strength, but with their most important attacking players likely to be rested, we should expect Los Rojiblancos to see out a low scoring game here.

Preview and predictions

The price of 21/20 (2.05) for fewer than three goals to be scored looks generous, especially given how many times it has paid out in Atleti's home games.

Furthermore, the context of the tie combined with Atletico's lead means we are much more likely to see the hosts defend their advantage than look to considerably add to it.  

Under 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet