Atletico Madrid Has Slight Edge in Champions League Clash

Published on September 30th, 2014 4:17 pm EST

One of the closest matches of this week's batch of Champions League Group Stage games will see Atletico Madrid square off against Juventus.

Atletico Madrid, of course, are the defending La Liga champions. In addition, Atletico Madrid also made it to the finals of both the Champions League and Supercopa last season. All in all, 2013/14 was a campaign to remember for the side from Atletico Madrid.

Juventus, on the other hand, won their 30th league title last season when they managed to finish at the top of Serie A.

In short - two league winners squaring off against each other in Champions League Group Stage action. This should be an absolute treat for fans.

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By virtue of their home field advantage, Atletico Madrid is the slight favourite to win on Wednesday. Here are the current betting odds:

Atletico Madrid, 2.20
Draw, 3.10
Juventus, 3.60

As you can see, Atletico Madrid are the slight favourites to win, though neither team is better than even money to win.

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According to the bookmakers, the most likely outcome of Wednesday match is a 1-0 victory for Atletico Madrid (6.00). Other probable outcomes include a 0-0 and 1-1 draw.

Finally, here are the odds for the team's top offensive threats to score on Wednesday:

Mario Mandzukic, 2.62
Carlos Tevez, 3.00

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