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PSV vs Athletico Madrid 13 September 2016: UCL Preview and Predictions.

PSV take on Athletico Madrid in what should be a great opening game day match in the UEFA Champions League. Both teams have talent and for Athletico this is a tournament that they have been really close at winning so many times so I am expecting a good performance from the team.

PSV was once a great team in Europe but at the moment they are not the team they once were. The Dutch side has talent but they are a different level to their opposition and it will be tough for them to match them per player. Furthermore, it will also be tough for them to match Athletico tactically which will be another disadvantage. It is important to note that they are at home for this game and I think that the home crowd will be epic but they can only do so much.

Athletico are facing a transfer ban and as a result of that this might be their last real shot at winning the UEFA Champions League for some time. This team has a lot of talent and at the back they are the best in the world. I think they will keep a clean sheet for sure and they will also be a threat going forward with the pace and skill that they possess.

As far as betting is concerned, I think the best option is to look at the Asian handicap. Athletico are a side that have a lot of talent and this should be an easy win for them. We are looking at the -1.0 option which is good since I think the visitors always win and which makes this bet a pretty good choice. 

Athletico Madrid -1.0

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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