FC Porto vs Atletico MadridUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Dec 7, 2021, Estadio do Dragao
A place in the knockout phase is the target as Porto host Atletico Madrid in their final Group B fixture in the UEFA Champions League. Neither team has been at their best in the competition and this clash could be set to finish all square.
Porto have been dominant in Portugal this season and are top of the table after going unbeaten in their opening 13 matches. They have struggled to replicate that form in Europe, although it was always going to be a difficult task in Group B.
Liverpool’s dominance in this year’s Champions League appears to have levelled the playing field for the rest of the teams in the group. Porto go into Tuesday’s clash with one defeat in their last three Champions League matches and know a win will secure a place in the round of 16.
Porto earned a 3-0 victory over Portimonense in a Primeira Liga fixture last Saturday. Sergio Conceicao’s men also beat AC Milan 1-0 in their previous home fixture in the Champions League.
It has been a disappointing campaign so far for Atletico Madrid, both domestically and on the continent. They are 10 points behind local rivals Real Madrid in La Liga and appear to be on the verge of crashing out of Europe completely.
Atletico Madrid are bottom of Group B in the Champions League having claimed just one win from their five matches. They need a win on Tuesday but will also require a favour from Liverpool to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout phase.
Diego Simeone’s men did not have the best preparation for Tuesday’s clash, they were beaten 2-1 at home by Mallorca in a La Liga fixture on Saturday. They will be banking on their recent record on the road having suffered just one defeat in their last five away matches.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
There have been seven previous matches between Porto and Atletico Madrid with two wins each and three draws. Both teams played out a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture back in September.
Players to watch
Luis Diaz has been one of the stars for Porto this season and has scored in two of his last three Champions League matches. The Colombian winger could be worth a punt to score anytime at 5/2 with Vbet.
Atletico Madrid may abandon their trademark defensive approach on Tuesday as they need to go on the front foot in order to secure the win. Striker Antoine Griezmann has shown some good form lately and is priced at 5/2 by bet365 to find the net on Tuesday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Atletico Madrid are expected to go on the front foot on Tuesday and are unlikely to be particularly tight at the back. Both teams could be backed to score at 10/11 with Betfred while over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 6/5 with bet365.
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