FC Porto vs. Atletico Madrid
September 7, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Atletico Madrid -120 / FC Porto +360 // Total: 2.5
(Get latest betting odds)
Atletico Madrid and FC Porto face off on Wednesday in a Group B UEFA Champions League game at Metropolitano Stadium.
Atlético Madrid comes into this game sitting in 7th place in the standings, having picked up seven points so far this season. In the last game against Real Sociedad, they only scored one goal and that led to the draw. Atlético has scored five goals this season, while their defense has given up three goals. Álvaro Morata has been the top player, scoring three goals. Atlético is dealing with missing some key players heading into this game. Felipe is dealing with a suspension and won’t be available for this game. Matheus Cunha and Thomas Lemar are also dealing with injuries, and they aren’t expected to be able to go in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is FC Porto, who currently sits in 3rd place in the Primeira Liga having picked up 12 points. In the last game against Gil Vicente, the offense scored two goals and that was enough to secure the victory. There were goals scored in the 41st and 44th minutes. Porto has scored 12 goals this season, while their defense has given up four goals. Mehdi Taremi has scored three goals and added another assist. Porto isn’t as banged up, but they are still missing some key players. Marko Grujic and Wilson Manafa are both dealing with injuries, and they won’t be able to go in this game. I would also expect Evanilson to return in this game.
Neither of these teams wants to lose this game, and that means neither of these teams are going to take many chances. Look for both teams to really struggle to get good scoring chances, and this game is going to be lower scoring. Look for a 0-0 or 1-1 type of game and the under will cash here.