|Date & Time||Wednesday September 27, 2017, 2:45 PM (EDT)|
Atletico Madrid (23/20) Draw (23/10) Chelsea (3/1)
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Atletico Madrid take on Chelsea in the Spanish capital this week in the Champions League. This is a game between two of the best teams in European football and as a result it is a very highly anticipated encounter. Both sides have match winners and a ton of talent meaning we should be in for a great game.
Atletico knows that this will be their biggest test and if they are to win the group, they will need to get three points against Chelsea at home. This is not an easy group so winning at home is a must and I think that will be on the mind of the Atletico Madrid players and manager. I am expecting the likes of Godin and Savic to play their best as usual meaning they will be very solid as a defensive unit.
On the other hand, Chelsea should welcome back Eden Hazard who should start this game and that will give the team from London a big boost. This team has been in great form after they crushed Stoke City on the weekend. David Luiz will also be available for this game and that should definitely sure up the defense of this side.
All in all, I think Chelsea are the better side in this game but since they are away from home, I am going to predict this to game to end as a draw. We are getting a really good price on a draw for this game and as a result that is my pick. In addition to that, this will be a low scoring game due to Atletico’s style so the under 2.5 goals is also a good option in my opinion.