Atl. Madrid – Monaco SOCCER PICKS
Atlético Madrid and AS Monaco meet at La Peineta Stadium, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage).
The home team is currently in the 2ª position, with 9 points won, after 3 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Borussia Dortmund, by (4-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Borussia Dortmund, by (2-0). In the last match they played, for the First Division, they drew with Barcelona at home by (1-1). In the last 10 home matches Atlético Madrid has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1 of the last matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he got the comeback in 2 of the 4 matches in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Atlético de Madrid is a club that never managed to conquer the Champions League, but was already runner-up in the competition for three times, in addition to having ten First Division titles and ten Copa del Rey titles. The team has achieved a relatively good performance in the Champions League, as it has won nine of the twelve points it has played so far, thus being in second place in Group A, with the same leader’s score. In the last five games that Atlético de Madrid played at home, in addition to not having lost any, in four of them there was one or more goals in the first half. We believe that in this match Atlético de Madrid will maintain that pattern and will have opportunities to score their goals from the start of the match.
After 1 draw and 3 losses, the away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 1 point won. In the last match, they lost by (0-4) at home against Brujas, after in the previous match, tied by (1-1) away with Brujas. In the last match they played, for the League 1, they beat Caen away by (0-1). In the last 10 away matches AS Monaco has 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 matches. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have suffered goals in the last 4 matches they have played in this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 28 of the last 32 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 23 of the last 32 there were Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 11 away matches for all competitions: he scored 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (76′-90 ‘); He suffered 6 of his 17 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Monaco is a club that never managed to win the Champions League, but in 2003/04 was runner-up in the competition, in addition to having eight Ligue 1 titles (French Championship). In the current season, the team has been doing a bad campaign in the group stage of the Champions League, since it has won only one of the twelve points it has played so far, thus being in the fourth and last position of the Group A, very far from the second classified. In the last five games that Monaco played as a visitor, counting one more competition, they all scored one or more goals in the first half. We believe that in this match the Monaco will play a more intense game, as it needs to start for the attack in search of an important victory.