Roma vs Atletico Madrid 12 September 2017: UCL Preview and Prediction
12 September 2017/1445ET
Roma (2/1) Draw (111/50) Atletico Madrid (7/4) See the Latest Odds
Roma and Atletico Madrid will face off in the first round of the Champions League at the home of the team from the Italian capital. This is a game between two great sides that are filled with great players and as a result, we should expect a really good game.
As seen before, Atletico Madrid play a very defensive minded game in matches against strong opposition. I am expecting them to put up a very similar display. This team is blessed with quality defenders such as Savic, Godin and Filipe Luis meaning that the team has the option to park the bus and play on the counter. Furthermore, the likes of Carrasco and Griezmann are terrific players when the team is in this mode so I am expecting them to put up a good performance.
Roma, on the other hand, will need to control the game and break down the Atletico defense if they wish to get a win. A win in this game is really important since this is a tough group and games at home need to be won if the Italian side wants to progress to the round of 16. I think at home, they will be too strong for Atletico Madrid and I think they will be able to get the three points.
As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a really good price on Roma to win this game and as a result, that should be our main bet for this match. In addition to that, I think this will be a low scoring game due to the style of football that Atletico Madrid plays so I am also going to suggest betting on the under 2.5 goals.