Game Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Zenit St. Petersburg - UEFA Champions League - September 18th, 2013

UEFA Champions League Matchup - Atletico Madrid vs. Zenit St. Petersburg - Team Logos / CrestsAtletico will play host to Zenit St. Petersburg in the first round of matches in the UEFA Champions League Group G on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at Estadio Vicente Claderon in Madrid.

Atletico Madrid are in fine form at the moment with four wins in four La Liga games. David Villa has made himself at home since arriving from Barcelona and he is scoring goals.

Zenit St. Petersburg are also playing well. In the Russian Premier League they have five wins, two draws and one loss, while in the UCL play-offs they comfortably eliminated FC Nordsjaelland and Pacos de Ferreira.

The players that stand out on the Atletico team are goalie Thibaut Courtois and strikers Diego Costa and David Villa. On the Zenit team we have some familiar names in Andrey Arshavin, Hul and Axel Witsel.

The odds for the upcoming match in Madrid are:

Atletico: 4/7
Draw: 3/1
Zenit: 5/1

Atletico are the big favourites to win on Wednesday. A 100 € bet on the home side could generate 57 € in profit, while the same bet on the Russian team could generate 500 € in profit.

The most likely score, according to the odds is a 1-0 victory for Atletico, valued at 6/1.

David Villa is the favourite to score for Atletico at 10/11 (bet 100 € for a chance to profit 90 €), while Alexander Kerzhakov and Givaldinho Hulk are the favourites to score for Zenit St. Petersburg at 13/5 (bet 100 € for a chance to profit 260 €) each.

This should be a pretty good game.

Tune in if you can!