Club Brugge vs Atlético Madrid
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Club Brugge vs Atlético Madrid | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The match at Jan Breydel Stadium doesn’t have any competitive value for the hosts since they already progressed to the Europa League knockout stage. But on the other side, Atletico Madrid wants to win and to avoid much tougher opponents in the Round of 16 of the Champions League knockout phase. But for one second, don’t think that the home team doesn’t want to win.
Atletico is topping the Group A at the moment. After 5 rounds they have 12 points, two more than the second-placed Borrusia Dortmund. They have defeated Alaves in the last fixture of the Spanish La Liga with 3:0, with not so great performance though. Brugge once again failed to win against Waasland-Beveren, as they lost 2:1 on the road. With five points, they hold the third place in this Champions League assembly.
Now, there is definitely something wrong with this club. They tend to play much better against stronger opponents and then lose to some under average side. After managing to snap one point from Dortmund 0-0, where just a few teams succeeded to avoid a defeat this season and demolishing Standard Liege, 3-0 Ivan Leko’s troops lost in Beveren. Previously, they had two losses in a row in the domestic championship, one against Waregem at home 1-3, and another in Charleroi 2-1. Though their performances are inconsistent, what is a regular thing in their matches is the efficiency. Only one of the previous 6 events they played finished with fewer than 3 goals. Their attack is working perfectly, and they didn’t score just twice in the latest 15 contests.
Most of you would say that judging by the result, Atletico demolished Alaves. Well, that isn’t true. Last two goals came in the finish of the match, and throughout the same, Simeone’s boys struggled a lot. However, that might have been just a slow day, because this squad has 10 matches in a row without a loss. In six of them, they kept clean sheets, and seven ended with under 2.5 goals. That is so typical for this team and his style of play. But if we look a little bit better the matches on the road, we will find just one win in the last six events, along with four draws and a huge beating in Dortmund. And even that one came against the Sant Andreu, a lower-division team, in Copa del Rey.
Latest Team News
Jelle Vossen will skip this match, and he is out for the next two month. The same situation is with Arnaut Groeneveld. Mata, Bonaventure, Viletinck and Cools are doubtful. Stefan Savic is suspended for this contest, Diego Costa is out for a couple of months, because of a toe injury, Felipe and Juanfran are questionable.
The first game played at Wanda Metropolitan ended with a convincing win of the Europa League champions, 3-1. Antoan Griezmann dominated in that one, scoring two goals and setting one.
Odds and Predictions
Club Brugge’s victory is at 5.50, and at the moment it is going up. A draw is 3.6, and Atletico to win is 1.64.
Club Brugge vs Atlético Madrid | Top Betting Tip: Atlético Madrid (0-2)
Despite all the things written above, and the fact that Atletico doesn’t have some solid results on the road, we can’t propose anything else than their victory in this case. Club Brugge is playing this match at home, but that isn’t some huge advantage for them in recent times. When talking about efficiency, under 2.5 goals is the first choice. The home team plays matches with a high number of scores, but most of them are in the domestic championship. Atletico has more experience for games like the upcoming one, plus it means more for them than for the Belgian champion, and because of that, we say Club Brugge – Atletico Madrid 0:2.