Athletico Madrid vs Malmo 10/22/2014 Free UEFA Champions League Preview
Malmo vs Athletico Madrid
Wednesday 22nd October 2014
The Line: Athletico Madrid 1/5 Draw 5/1 Malmo 20/1 See the Latest Odds
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Malmo beat Olympiakos two nil in the last round of fixtures, no surprise that both goals came from Marco Rosenberg, the ex WEst Brom and Werder Bremen striker has netted fourteen goals in twenty odd games in Sweden this season and is obviously Malmo's biggest goalscoring threat. The Swedish side put in two good performances thus far losing late in Juventus and winning against Olympiakos last time out. Atheltico Madrid will be a step up but I have no doubts that Malmo will be well prepared for the game.
Diego Simeone's side are still working on getting the balance and solidity that they had with last year's epic Championship winning team. The loss of Diego Costa was somewhat tempered with the arrival of Madzukic but the balance in the side isnt just there yet. Defensively though Athletico are still as tough as ever especially at home where they have kept five clean sheets in seven games. Last years beaten finalist did suffer a shock defeat to Olympiakos in the first round of fixtures but turned it around with a 1-0 win against Juventus last time out.
I expect Athletico to win tonight, I dont like the odds on the win though 1/5 is far too short. An interesting market is Atheltico to win to nil and that is what I will be taking. I think this feels like a 2-0 or maybe 3-0 home win for Diego Simeone's side. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo