Atletico Madrid vs. FC Porto
November 1, 2022 1:45 pm EDT
The Line: Atletico Madrid +195 / FC Porto +145 // Total: 2.5
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FC Porto and Atlético Madrid face off on Tuesday in a Group B UEFA Champions League showdown at Estádio do Dragão.
When these two teams faced off on September 7th it was Atlético Madrid that secured the 2-1 victory. All three goals in that game were scored after the 91st minute. Atlético Madrid had 54 percent of the possession and three shots on target. FC Porto had 46 percent of the possession and three shots on target.
FC Porto currently sits in second place in the group, having picked up nine points. Last Wednesday, FC Porto faced off against Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League, and they were able to secure a 4-0 victory. Mehdi Taremi had a big scoring in the 33rd and 70th minutes. FC Porto had 43 percent of the possession and nine shots on target. On Saturday, they faced off against Santa Clara, and that game ended in a 1-1 draw. Pepe and Joao Mario are both dealing with injuries and won’t be able to go in this game. Mateus Uribe and David Carmo picked up cards in the last game and will be suspended in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Atlético Madrid, who sits in 3rd place in the group having picked up five points. Last Wednesday, Atlético Madrid faced off against Leverkusen, and that game ended in a 2-2 draw. Rodrigo de Paul scored in the 50th minute, to secure a point. They had 64 percent of the possession and 10 shots on target. On Saturday, they faced off against Cadiz, and they were defeated 3-2. Thomas Lemar, Koke, and Marcos Llorente all missed the last game with injury and won’t be able to go in this game.
The last time these two teams faced off, there weren’t any goals scored until the 91st minute. In this game, I don’t expect a ton of scoring chances by either team, and Atlético Madrid is going to do everything in their power to at least secure a draw. This will be a defensive battle and the under is going to cash here.