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.

Related Articles

UEFA Europa League 2017/18 quarter-final preview - Atletico Madrid vs. Sporting Lisbon - Goal in the net graphic.

Atletico vs. Sporting Preview

The favourites to win the 2017/18 edition of the UEFA Europa League, Atletico Madrid, are matched up...

UEFA Champions League preview - Barcelona vs. Roma - Quarter-finals - 2017/18 - Bet on it!

Barcelona vs. Roma Preview

More Lionel Messi in the Champions League? Yes, please. And we will not have to wait long, as the ...

Red Bull Leipzig vs. Olympique Marseille - Europa League quarter-final preview.  Bet on it!

Leipzig vs. Marseille Preview

Things are heating up in the UEFA Europa League. An exciting matchup coming our way is the one betw...