1NEWS – Next Thursday (16/9), Atletico Madrid will host Porto in the preliminary round of Group B of the Champions League competition which will take place at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano starting at 02:00 WIB in the morning.
Atletico Madrid target first win
Ahead of the opening match Champions League this season, Atletico Madrid are included in a group with a competition that is not easy. Some even think that Group B is a hell of a group this season, and Atletico Madrid is side by side with the champions of this blue continent competition.
In addition to the Los Rojiblancos squad, Group B is inhabited by AC Milan, Liverpool and Porto. Of the four contestants, only Atletico Madrid themselves have never brought home the big ear. AC Milan has the status as the second most successful team with a collection of seven Champions League titles. As for Liverpool, they have lifted the big ear six times.
Lastly, Porto has won two titles in this prestigious competition. On the other hand, Diego Simeone’s troops were only listed as finalists of two editions in the 2013/2014 season and also the 2015/2016 season. However, Simeone is optimistic that his team will be able to compete this season and bagged their first win against Porto.
Porto eyeing full points
Both need tickets to qualify for the round of 16, Porto this time will try to pocket the full three points in the opening match. You could say the first match of the Portuguese team was easier than the other matches in Group B. In last season’s competition, Porto successfully advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Unfortunately their pace was stopped by Chelsea who later won last season.
Porto’s main capital to welcome this match is a 19-match successive campaign without defeat since last season. Only five draws as their worst record. This record is quite promising and makes Porto a big chance to win in this match. It’s just that they have to be wary of the host’s line of attack which is inhabited by Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan is known to be still very hungry for goals, so his movement must be limited.
Head-to-Head Between Atletico Madrid VS Porto
As the host of this Group B opening match, Atlético Madrid pocketed capital three wins from five recent appearances this season. In another match, the Los Rojiblancos squad failed to perform optimally and the match ended in a draw. Then one other match their steps were tarnished by one defeat to the opponent. Of these five warmest matches, Atletico Madrid have conceded six times with eight goals.
From the stronghold of the challenger team, Porto came with a brilliant record untouched by defeat from the last five games this season. The team made by Sergio Conceicao has only two draws as its worst record so far. The other three matches ended with wins. Of these five recent matches, Porto have conceded only three times and managed to bag nine goals.
Atletico Madrid VS Porto Champions League Score Prediction
Of the last six meetings between the two teams, two of them ended in a draw. Then Porto recorded once toppled Atletico Madrid with a record without conceding. However, in the last two games, Atletico Madrid managed to overthrow Porto twice in a row. If you look at this record, actually the two clubs have almost comparable strengths.
However, if you look at the latest match record, the exchange online slots site assess Porto more promising to win in this match. Because they have not been touched by defeat once and have a great opportunity to extend that record. Thus the match between Atletico Madrid and Porto is predicted to be won by the visitors with the final score 2: 3.