One of the principal confrontations in Europe is the duel between its neighbors, Spain and Portugal. A new round of the controversy will take place within the framework of the Champions League starting this week: Atlético and Porto will play in Madrid on Wednesday. Are there any chances for the guests? The site’s journalists have written a forecast and an announcement for an interesting match on September 15, 2021. All statistics for the match can be found at 1xbet nigeria.
Atlético clearly intends to maintain its position in the Spanish example
“Mattress makers” in the spring took another trophy under Diego Simeone. The Argentinean again brought the championship title to the red and white part of Madrid – good for the club, Barcelona and Real were on the decline. But they are still going through a bad time, dispensing with serious signings (at the “creamy” – only Alaba and Kamaving, but not Mbappe, “Catalans” signed free agents at all) and release the leading players. And at “Cholo-Tim”, with the departure of Saul, the roster clearly expanded due to the acquisitions of De Paul and Matues Cuny, and the return of Antoine Griezmann could become a key factor in the dispute over the “gold” Examples. But how will the Spaniards play internationally?
Porto is clearly out of place in this “death group”
“Dragons” last season were able to reach the playoffs – however, from a clearly weaker group, where, in addition to Manchester City, were the modest Marseille and Olympiacos. For comparison: now Sergio Conceizao’s wards got Liverpool, Milan, and, of course, Atletico as opponents. On the other hand, in the spring the team was able to create a sensation by beating Juventus in 1/8, and they exchanged victories with Chelsea, however, the future Champions League winner scored 1 more goal. Now the experience of such confrontations can help. But the problem now is that Porto still could not give their leaders a break before the start of the European Cup: on Saturday, “Tripeiros” played in Lisbon with the reigning champion, Sporting. Of course, this duel, which, incidentally, was unsuccessful for Porto, took away a lot of forces before the voyage to the capital of Spain.
So far, there is complete equality between the clubs. In 2009, there were first draws in the 1/8 finals, when Porto went further by the away goal rule (2-2 in Madrid and 0-0 in Porto). Moreover, the “dragons” defeated the Spaniards twice in the next group stage. And only 4 years later, Atlético took revenge, taking 2 victories in the fall and not letting the Portuguese in the playoffs.
Porto doesn’t look like someone who can take points from a La Liga grandee. We bet on Atlético to win (odds – 1.64).