Malmo vs Athletico Madrid 11/04/2014 UEFA Champions League Preview,Odds and Prediction
Athletico Madrid vs Malmo
Tuesday 4th November 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Malmo 11/1 Draw 21/4 Athletico Madrid 1/3 See the Latest Odds
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Tough ask this one for Malmo, after defending heroically in the first half at the Vincent Cauldron stadium in Madrid the Swedish Champions capitulated in the second half leaving Spain with a 5-0 loss. To be honest though Malmo didnt deserve that and played much better, the game should have been a 2-0 loss that would have been a fair result but football sometimes isnt fair and Athletico were clinical in their finishing. Malmo have a couple of players capable of causing the Spanish Champions some problems in particular Rosenburg and Forsberg who between them have hit over thirty goals in all competitions this year. Malmo have a home win already in the competition against a good Olympiakos side and it is not beyond the realms of possibility that they could get something from this game tomorrow.
Athletico have clicked into gear, Diego Simeone's team have won four on the trot. Mandzukich and Greizmann look to be firing on all cyllinders and Greizmann has finally scored a couple of goals. Koke still is proving to be the key man in midfield pulling the strings, proviging assists and chipping in with goals as well. Atheltico though have struggled away from home this season, they lost to Olympiakos in the first round of Champions League fixtures and have lost three of their last six away fixtures.
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I am going to take Malmo on the first half handicap, Malmo have proven to be a very tough nut to crack and have not trailed at half time in any of their three Champions League games this term. I think the Swedish champions can give Atheltico another good game and while they might ultimately come away with a loss I expect a prideful performance in front of a packed home crowd.