Atletico Madrid vs Monaco
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Atletico Madrid vs Monaco | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Monaco players and fans can’t wait for this disastrous campaign in the Champions League to finish. They have been tormented and frustrated from game to game, experiencing one of their worst humiliation ever. They are now heading for Madrid, to play against Atletico without several players. The hosts, however, see this match as a perfect opportunity to pick up three points and stay in the race for the top spot in Group A.
Atletico is battling with Dortmund for the first position, and both sides have 9 points apiece. Monaco is last with one, three fewer than Brugge. The hosts are coming into this match after a draw against Barcelona 1-1, in the domestic championship. Monaco finally won a game, their second since the season started.
The Madridians are in good shape, and their only loss in previous 15 matches, came against Borussia in Dortmund, 4:0. But they got even with the Millionaires, three weeks ago by beating them 2:0 at Wanda Metropolitan. Diego Simeone’s boys were close to defeating Barcelona in the big derby, but Ousmane Dembele scored a last-minute equalizer and ruled out that scenario. Still, Atletico is in the race for winning the La Liga with only two points fewer than Sevilla who leads in the standings. As usual, you won’t see too many goals when they play, and the latest proof for that is the fact, that they had four of the last five games at home, finished with under 2.5 scores.
We are pretty sure that nobody could see this coming for Monaco. Not in the wildest and most horrifying dreams. A win in Caen, 0:1, snapped their 16-game run without a triumph. Previously, they couldn’t score in three straight events, conceding 9 goals. Club Brugge and PSG whooped them at Stade Louis II, both with 0:4. The arrival of Thierry Henry hasn’t changed anything dramatically. Monaco still plays without confidence, without chemistry, and most of all without any motives to avoid tough losses. It appears that they have some kind of mental block which prevents them from giving their best on the court.
Latest Team News
Diego Godin is listed unavailable for this event, while Gimenez and Juanfran still wait for the doctor’s advice. But we are pretty sure that several other players of the hosts are going to skip this match and rest. Monaco has a small hospital near their training facilities. Aholou, Glik, Mboula, and Norma won’t play on Wednesday. Seven players are questionable, among them Jovetic, Rony Lopes, Subasic, and Traore.
The first match in Monte Carlo ended with Atletico’s win, 1:2. Monaco had the lead, but the Mattress Makers came back from behind with Diego Costa and Jose Maria Jimenez scoring once apiece until the halftime. It is the only time these two sides met.
Odds and Predictions
After all written here, you probably already guessed who is the favorite here. Atletico’s win is set at 1.18. If Monaco triumphs, stakes will be multiplied 17 times, A draw stands at 8.00.
Atletico Madrid vs Monaco | Top Betting Tip: Madrid (2-0)
Aneexperienced team such as Atletico, isn’t going to spent too much energy on this event. They know that much bigger challenges lay ahead and that they need to save their strength for them. A routine performance should be enough for Simeone’s troops to get all three points here and to overcome this obstacle successfully. We can’t see in which way can Monaco avoid a defeat, as they play just too bad. Betting on Atletico’s win with clean sheets is something which could bring you a substantial profit. Expect a low-scoring affair, as usual when Madridians play at home. Our final prediction for this match is next, Atletico Madrid – Monaco, 2:0.