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Athletico Madrid vs Roma 22 November 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions

Soccer | Group Stage

Atletico Madrid are not having a very good season and this week it may not get any better as Italian side Roma visit the Spanish capital. The Spaniards will need all three points from this game if they hope to make it to the round of 16 so I am expecting a very determined and committed performance from Simeone and his men.

Roma have been very impressive this season having won against the likes of Chelsea in this competition. A win in this game will make it almost certain that they will top the group and I think that is a very likely outcome. This is a very well organized side and they have enough pace and strength in the attacking third to score goals. Playing away from home in Madrid will not be an easy task but I think this team will be up for the task.

On the other hand, Atletico Madrid will be feeling the pressure. This side did not perform well in the Madrid derby and we lucky to get a point. The La Liga title seems out of reach already and an early exit in the Champions League will cause a lot of problems. I think we will see a determined effort from this team but I feel that will not be enough as I see them losing at home.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a really good price on Roma winning this game and as a result, that is going to be the bet that I suggest for this match. In addition to that, I also like the under 2.5 goals. This should be a tight contest where Atletico will defend well so not many goals are expected.

 

Pick:
Roma

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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