It can be almost said that everything has been resolved in the Group A after first three rounds but we nevertheless expect that Atletico and Borussia play one more great match. Atletico is under bigger pressure due to defeat in Dortmund and fact that occupies the second place which Monaco and Club Brugge can still reach. Borussia can be far more relaxed after winning all three matches as well as being the leader in the Bundesliga. They won again last week, while on the other hand Atletico only drew in La Liga. Borussia won their first match in Dortmund by even 4-0.
Atletico has good position in the Champions League Group A table and the knockout shouldn’t come into question but there is no room for relaxation. They wouldn’t need a special motive in this match as those 4-0 in Dortmund are still very much remembered. Atletico has good defence and doesn’t easily concede goals but they simply hadn’t solution in the first match with Dortmunt for its forwards.
Atletico had its chances but it failed to use them, and now they won to revenge with at least minimal triumph. What happened in several previous matches is not good a good sign as Atletico merely drew with Leganes away despite having a lead. It should be said they had problems with injuries and in that match Godinm, Koke and D. Costa were out of action. Now, they are supposed to be ready but it is questionable will Simeone send all three of them on the pitch at the same time.
Borussia can be maximally relax in this match as it won all three matches so far and sits firmly in the leading position. The knockout phase is almost secured and Borussia is not only the first in its Group A in the Champions League but it also occupies the first place in the Bundesliga table with nice four points more than its namesake from Monchengladbach and reigning champion Bayern. Borussia remains undefeated this season. It had problems in both DFB-Pokal matches, when it secured its passage into next round only in stoppage time, while in the league it drew three matches in a row.
Two rounds ago it drew at home with Hertha, when they received the second goal for the final 2-2 in the very finish of match ,but last weekend it continued with winning habits. They weren’t as efficient as it is usual for them but one goal scored by Reus was enough for victory in Wolfsburg. Manager Favre tries to keep the team fresh with frequent changes of players, but now he cannot count on Dialloa and Schmelzer, although Piszczek could return in the starting line-up.
Borussia is unbeaten and plays well but this match is not high on its priority list due to comfortable situation. They are going to face Bayern in a couple of days and the match is far more important for them. Atletico needs points more than they and on top of it they will have strong motive, which is why we forecast Atletico’s triumph.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Selection: Atl. Madrid
Best Odds: 2.04 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 06-Nov-2018 21:00 CET
Event Result: 2:0(1:0)
Profit: +41.60 Units