Things are looking incredibly comfortable for the home side, ahead of our Atletico Madrid vs FC Copenhagen preview and soccer odds, with the Wanda Metropolitano something of a fortress this season already.
Atletico Madrid hold a 4-1 advantage from the first leg in Denmark, with goals from Saul, Kevin Gameiro, Antoine Griezmann, and Vitolo turning things around after the home side opened the scoring in the first quarter of an hour at Venue Telia Parken against FC Copenhagen.
Our Atletico Madrid vs FC Copenhagen predictions revolve solely around the form that the home side have found themselves in at their new home this campaign, which makes backing Diego Simeone’s side to win comfortably the only way to go about things in our Europa League tips for midweek.
Jan Oblak should be fit to start again after being struck down by illness for the first leg, with Atleti currently boasting the fact that they have kept clean sheets in four of their last five league games heading into this fixture. They look very assured of themselves in defence.
As aforementioned, Atleti have kept clean sheets in four of their last five LaLiga clashes at the Wanda, with the hosts extremely adept at grinding out games and ensuring that the visitors don’t ever get a foothold or particularly any chances to create anything too dangerous. They are good at holding opponents at arm’s length with their two organised banks of four.
Betfred offer the best odds on the home side both winning and shutting out their opposition, with Oblak’s return from illness sure to be an extra bit of a boost at the back for Los Colchoneros. Their first-choice goalkeeper has been terrific this season and will be key for any success that they may have this campaign.
FC Copenhagen haven’t won on the road since September, with their away form both in the league cup and Europe not befitting of their usual standards. The away side will have to go looking for goals given their first-leg result, but Atleti should be more than capable of weathering any kind of storm.
Our Atletico Madrid vs FC Copenhagen bets do not, however, back this to be a particularly heavy defeat for the visitors. Atleti have been very controlled this season, with risks not something that they are used to taking. Their boss Simeone would rather see a comfortable win and a clean sheet to boot.
Sunbets offer the best odds on there to be three goals or less at the Wanda, which looks likely given that Los Colchoneros shouldn’t concede and have scored more than two goals on home soil just once in their last 11 contests in the Spanish capital. FC Copenhagen will lose comfortably, but they should not be put entirely to the sword in Madrid.
Our Atletico Madrid vs FC Copenhagen betting tips suggest that the home side will be confident of chugging into the next round unscathed, and Simeone will have learned lessons from the fact that FC Copenhagen scored first in Denmark. The same won’t happen again on Thursday evening.
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