Porto, Atletico, hopes for 1st, 3rd spot

Porto, Atletico, hopes for 1st, 3rd spot

F.C. Porto and Atletico de Madrid aims to improve a better spot in their group standings as they meet for their Champions League match. These two teams meet on November 2, 2022, at 1:45 AM (GMT+8), with Porto hosting Atletico. Going into this match, the hosts are hoping to finally secure the top spot of their group in the Champions League. On one hand, for the visitors, they are hoping to seal the third spot in their group. With both squads aiming for a better spot in the group stage, who do you bet to win this match?

There are already 11 matches played between these two teams, where Atletico has the edge compared to their opponent. The visitors won five out of their 11 matches, compared to the host’s two wins. Additionally, Atletico is currently undefeated in their last five matches against Porto. In fact, they won four of those five matches while the other one ended in draw. For Porto, they can gain confidence from the fact that they won their last three Champions League match. Aside from winning their last three matches, they did not concede a single goal in those matches. Currently, they managed to keep a clean sheet for four consecutive games already in this tournament.

F.C. Porto

Champions League: FC Porto

This squad is currently at the third place of the Portuguese Primeira Liga, but they are also at the second of Group B in the Champions League. A win in this match means securing the top spot in their group, making them hungry for this game. Before this match, they had a 1-1 draw against Santa Clara. For this match, they are hoping for better results, as they only need a point to secure a top spot. Improvements by this team is noticeable, as they were far better over the past few months. Nonetheless, they already secured a spot in the knockout stage, but a top spot is better.

As usual, due to their injuries, Pepe and Joao Mare are still out in this game. Moreover, Mateus Uribe and David Carmo are both suspended, following their clash against Club Brugge.

Atletico de Madrid

Champions League: Atletico Madrid
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This team on the other hand is at the 3rd spot of La Liga, and are currently a little disappointment this season. On their last match against Cadiz, they suffered a shocking 3-2 defeat, and is now looking to bounce back from that loss. In the Champions League, they are aiming to secure the third spot in their group stage. Just like their opponent, a win in this match helps them to improve their record. However, their goal right now is to qualify for the Europa League, after failing the knockout stage of Champions League.

This squad is still without Thomas Lemar, Koke, and Marcos Llorante after being injured against Cadiz. Luckily, Antoine Griezmann and Jose Gimenez returns for Atletico.

Prediction:

Draw
Odds: 0.86

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