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  • Qarabag vs Atletico Madrid Predictions: Atletico Can Hold Hosts Scoreless

Qarabag vs Atletico Madrid Predictions: Atletico Can Hold Hosts Scoreless

17:00 Wednesday 18 October 2017
Simon Milham
  • Atletico Madrid held 4 of last 5 domestic opponents scoreless – Atletico Madrid win to Nil @ — 4/6 Unibet
  • In their last 3 European games, Qarabag conceded in first-half – Atletico Madrid to Score in Both Halves @ — 4/5 Bwin

Match Preview

The meeting between five-time Azerbaijan champions Qarabag and Spanish giants Atletico Madrid will be their first. Qarabag have made a nervous start in Europe’s top club competition, losing their first two UEFA Champions League, Group C games. A 2-1 defeat by Roma followed a 6-0 drubbing by Chelsea to leave them bottom of the table.

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Qarabag’s domestic form in the Premyer Liqa has been good and they currently top the table with five wins and one draw from their opening six matches. They enter this contest following a 0-0 draw with second-placed Zira, and they have conceded just three goals in six outings while netting 12 times themselves.

Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in eight La Liga games after drawing 1-1 with Barcelona on Saturday, having won four and drawn four. They currently sit third in the table, on 16 points, behind runaway leaders Barcelona. Atletico opened their Champions League campaign with a decent 0-0 draw at Roma, before Chelsea beat them 2-1 at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano last month.

Our Qarabag vs Atletico Madrid preview and soccer predictions suggest that the hosts will be easy pickings for the Spanish side who must win here to keep pace with Chelsea. We also highlight in our Qarabag vs Atletico Madrid predictions that the visitors are creating plenty of chances and it will be only a matter of time before Diego Simeone’s side become more clinical.

Qarabag vs Atletico Madrid Prediction and Betting Advice

The last couple of weeks have been a little unsettling for Atletico Madrid. Antoine Griezmann has been the model professional, despite summer overtures from Manchester United and he will no doubt join the Old Trafford club for a cut-price fee in the near future. However, Diego Costa’s second stint at Atletico, having arrived from Chelsea, has already hit the rails. The volatile striker was told he could not train with the first team, because of the transfer ban imposed on the club and he will not be registered with Atletico until the winter window. When told of this, he threw a strop and was seen kicking balls away in frustration.

Regardless of the internal rumblings and a highly-charged game against Barcelona at the weekend, Atletico can be relied upon to win their first UEFA Champions League, Group C game, as Qarabag have shown plenty of defensive vulnerability.

The odds are too short to back the Spanish side to win and our Qarabag vs Atletico Madrid betting tips suggest that while Atletico Madrid have failed to score in the first half in six of their first seven La Liga games, going against the grain of this trend might pay off. Qarabag have leaked at least one goal in their first half of their last three European games and backing Atletico to score in both halves is a fair price with Bwin.

It is never easy finding the best route to follow when comparative footballing minnows take on more expensive sides, as in the case of Qarabag hosting Atletico Madrid. The odds for the visitors are restrictive, as the form suggests they should be. After all, going into Saturday’s game with Barcelona, Simeone’s side were unbeaten.

Qarabag did manage to score against Roma, but despite a striker of Griezmann’s quality, Atletico have built their reputation this term as a tough side to break down and the midfield partnership of Koke and Saul has been the bedrock of their defensive prowess.

Still, they have managed to keep four of their last five domestic opponents scoreless and Qarabac are hardly the most prolific in front of goal, which suggests they will find it hard to break Atletico down. For that reason, the current soccer odds favour a negative approach and relying on the Atletico defence to remain stingy is the strategy to follow. Banking on the hosts not scoring appears to be one of the most obvious Qarabag vs Atletico Madrid bets and Unibet do not disappoint, offering fair odds for the hosts to draw a blank.


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