Power Sports - AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid


Power Sports
AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid
11/24/2021 03:00 PM
Bet Type
Atletico Madrid -155 (DraftKings)
8* Atletico Madrid (3:00 ET): Liverpool has run away with Group B and thus will be moving onto the Round of 16. But there’s one more spot left in the knockout stage for the other three sides in the group. Reigning La Liga Champs Atletico Madrid can take a big step towards claiming it for themselves on Wednesday if they can once again defeat Serie A’s Inter Milan. Back in September, Atletico took the reverse at San Siro, 2-1, thanks to a stoppage time penalty from Luis Suarez. Here on home soil, I believe they are more than capable of winning again and probably in far less dramatic fashion. As things stand now, Atletico is one point back of Porto for second place in Group B. But Atletico has the slightly better goal differential and - like I said earlier - can put themselves in an excellent position to advance past the group stage with a win here. Porto will be facing Liverpool in Anfield on this same matchday, so it’s very likely they won’t pick up any points and also see their GD worsen. If Porto loses and Atletico wins on Wednesday, then the La Liga champs would only need to play to a draw with Porto on the final group matchday. In addition to that motivation, I like the fact Atletico is coming off a win on the domestic front over the weekend (1-0 over Osasuna), a match where they firmly controlled possession. At the same time, AC Milan happens to be coming off its first Serie A loss of the season as they went down 4-3 at the hands of Fiorentina this past weekend. The Rossoneri are still tied with Napoli (who also just suffered its first Serie A loss over the weekend) atop the table. But here in the Champions League, things have not gone as well. Milan has just taken just one point from its first four matches, that coming from a 1-1 draw with Porto earlier this month. They’ve still got one more fixture with Liverpool to come, so Milan’s chances of making it to the Round of 16 are looking very slim at this point. It’s been eight years since they last picked up an away Champions League win. 8* Atletico Madrid

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