Atletico Madrid and FC Porto are clashing at Wanda Metropolitano in round 1 of Group B of the UEFA Champions League. Atletico is still undefeated in LaLiga this season, and they were solid on both ends. Porto is undefeated in their last 18 games, and after ending in second place last season, they have started this season well.
As I’ve mentioned, Atletico is undefeated this season in LaLiga, and they are in 3rd place with 10 points, 7 scored foals, and 4 conceded goals. In their last game against Espanyol on the road, Atletico was solid with 58% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 85% of the correct passes. After conceding a goal in the 40th minute, Atletico was attacking in the second half, and it was only a matter of time before scored a goal. In the 79th minute, and in the 99th minute, Atletico has scored 2 goals, and they have won this game 1-2. There are no injuries or suspensions in Atletico Madrid at this time. This is another strong group in the Champions League, and with their defense, Atletico is definitely the favorite to win it.
As I’ve mentioned, it’s been a long time since Porto lost a game, and they would certainly love to keep it that way. In the Primeira Liga, Porto is now in 3rd place with 11 points, they have scored 9 goals while conceding 3 goals, and the only reason they are not at the top is that they have 2 draws. Porto was playing against Sporting on the road last week, and they have had 53% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 4 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a decent 80% of the correct passes. It wasn’t a great game for Porto, but they were playing against the titleholder after all. This game has ended in a 1-1 draw. Porto is a good team, they are probably the best in Portugal, and they are usually the dark horse in the Champions League, but the competition is incredibly strong this season, and they will have a tough time getting past the group stage. The good news for Porto is they don’t have any injuries at the moment, and that will go a long way in this game.
These two teams have met 6 times in the past, and each team has won 2 games, while 2 games ended in a draw. I think this will be a very hard game, for both teams, we will see a lot of fouls, probably quite a few yellow cards, and for that reason, I will take the draw in this one.