8th Dec 2015 | Champions League

Atletico Madrid Hit Their Stride

Atletico Madrid Hit Their Stride

Atletico will want to top the group and they haven’t lost in all-competitions since the defeat to Benfica at the end of September.

The top of the table clash in Group C might appear to be a dead-rubber but it’s one Atletico Madrid want to win.

Having lost to Benfica in round two, the only way Atletico can top the table and ensure a (theoretically) easier draw in the knockout stages is to win at the Estadio Da Luz.

After a slow start to the season Diego Simeone’s team have hit their stride. They haven’t lost since late September (against Benfica) and have won their last six in all competitions.

In terms of expected goal difference, I rate them second behind Barcelona in the Champions League whereas Benfica are a middle of the road sixteenth. An Atletico Madrid victory therefore looks a great bet at 5/4 with Betfred

Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:43 8th Dec, 2015 but subject to change

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