Two goals, two wins, 6 points. Guess the European team that can boast with this record. If you’ve guessed Atletico Madrid, you’re in luck.
The team that wants to put an end to their Champions League record is FC Rostov, a Russian team at their first participation.
Will they be able to pose any threat to Simeone’s team, or will they just be another stop along the way towards a new final?
Rostov vs Atletico Madrid – 19/10/2016
Betting Odds: Rostov 13.00 or 12/1 Draw 5.00 or 4/1 Atletico 1.33 or 1/3
Rostov seems like the typical Champions League debutant so far. They had a great last season in Russia but given the fact that they’re not a big club domestically, they haven’t managed to build a very large, competitive squad.
Thus, they are currently struggling with fixture congestion and fatigue, which leads to inconsistencies and poor performances.
Since they can’t pick up wins against opponents like Krasnodar, Terek or PSV, it’s very hard to believe that they’ll manage an upset against Atletico.
That being said, the biggest enemy Simeone’s team will have is the Russian cold. Apart from that, they’re not much to be said – Atletico is coming after a 7-1 demolition of Granada, not losing a single game all season.
They now come after 4 straight wins, including one over Bayern. They’ve shown that they are not 100% dependent on Griezmann, and other players are keen to step up as well.
Rostov vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
All things considered, it’s clear that we back Atletico to win this game. We’d even point towards a handicap win (Atletico -1), but given the Russian weather, we won’t go so far.
Atletico to score is the easier bet, which will almost certainly happen. If you are looking for something different, we fancy seeing quite a few yellow cards as well.
Both teams play strong, physical football – so warnings are inevitable. Finally, our goalscorer of choice is none other than Carrasco – his current form is nothing short of great.
AH 1st Half – Atletico Madrid (-0.5): 1.80 or 4/5 with ComeOn
Goalscorer – Yannick Carrasco Anytime: 3.20 or 11/5 with ComeOn