Monaco – Atl. Madrid SOCCER PICKS
Atleti returns, almost a year later, to their cursed competition, the one that has been on the verge of winning 2 times in recent years.
And he does it debuting at the Stade Louis II in Monaco (stadium where he has already won 2 of the 3 Super Cups he has in his showcases, one of them with Simeone already on the bench). The Monegasque team is not in a favorable situation to face this duel as their situation in the French League is not the best, occupying the 15th place in the French League, just one point above the descent with 5 points in 5 matches , getting to fit 7 goals in these 5 days, almost 2 per game.
The Atletico League has not started much better either, but the sensations are better. In the last match against Eibar Simeone’s team played very well, shooting up to 19 shots and 9 of them on goal, with a crossbar and 8 major interventions by Dimitrovic, drawing up to 14 corners. Simply the ball did not want to enter, but play is playing better and better.
And now they return to this competition after a year, the past, in which they failed to fall in the group stage, so the desire to rematch and want to do things right from the beginning will be very latent. Already last year in the first game in Rome the Atleti made a siege on Alisson, then Roman goalkeeper, to return home with a 0-0 that would end up ballasting his performance the rest of the phase.
They will not want to repeat mistakes and go out at the top against one of the 2 serious rivals they will have for qualifying. Add that this year they have signed the great star of Monaco, with all that implies, Thomas Lemar.