Atletico Madrid Even Money To Win at Home on Wednesday

Published on November 18th, 2017 5:26 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
Jan Oblak, Atletico Madrid number one, is kicking the ball from the yard box. A full slate of Champions League action will continue this week with a number of games, including Atletico Madrid playing host to Roma.

This is a must-win game for Atletico Madrid, as they are well off the pace in Group C. Here are the Group C standings as of this moment:

Roma, 8 points
Chelsea, 7 points
Atletico Madrid, 3 points
Qarabag, 2 points

With Chelsea expected to easily handle Qarabag this week, that means that Atletico Madrid will need to win or risk falling 7 points off the pace in their group, which would be the end for them. By defeating Roma on Wednesday, Atletico Madrid can draw themselves within 2 points of Roma and give themselves a chance of qualifying for the next Champions League round.

Roma, on the other hand, could punch their ticket to the Champions League Round of 16 with a win.


Here are the odds for Wednesday's game:

Atletico, 1/1
Draw, 13/5
Roma, 57/17

Here are the three likeliest outcomes of Wednesday's match:

Atletico Madrid 1-0, 11/2
Draw 1-1, 5/1
Atletico Madrid, 15/2

Here are the three likeliest goal scorers for Wednesday's match:

Antoine Griezmann, 11/8
Kevin Gameiro, 15/8
Luciano Vietto, 2/1


Atletico Madrid has been putting forth an uneven effort so far this year, as they are 6-6-0 in La Liga. While they certainly have a respectable team, they likely don't have the talent to make a deep run in Champions League as they have in the past.

Roma, on the other hand, currently sits in third position in Italian Serie A, 5 points off the pace that is being set by Napoli. Advancing to the Round of 16 in Champions League would be a massive feather in Roma's cap, so expect them to come out with some intensity on Wednesday.

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