Atletico Madrid vs Juventus for the UEFA Champions League group match on Wednesday at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
For this Wednesday, 18/09/2019, we have the Atletico Madrid vs Juventus prediction for the first round of the Champions League Group D, which will be held in Spain. So we prepared a special guess for you at the end of the post.
Atletico Madrid earned their Champions League qualification after winning second place in last season’s Spanish league. The team suffered only 6 losses in the 38 games played. Besides, they had 10 draws and 22 wins. Also, it made an above-average championship and surpassed the strong team of Real Madrid, that was in third.
This season the team made good matches but lost some performance and was beaten by Real Sociedad in the last game by 2 × 0. The team didn’t start well but could hold in the first half. However, in the second half, the opponent came back stronger and dominated the game, making both goals of the victory.
Undoubtedly the Juventus team has one of the best squads of the championship, if not the best when analyzing the players individually. They won their place after winning the Serie A Italian Championship last season without question. Thus, it added 11 points advantage to the second-placed and thus secured the title in advance.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuain, Khedira, Matuidi… These are some stars that show why the team is a favourite to win the Champions League this year. However, attention must be paid to the tactical scheme of the group. On their last meeting did not play so well against Fiorentina and ended up tied for 0x0.
Playing at home, Atletico Madrid balances the favouritism from Juventus. However, both teams still need to gain some rhythm to show all the football they can play. So both can be considered favourites in the group, that also has Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow.
Thus, we have a direct confrontation between two teams that can decide the group leader at the end of the rounds. So a victory at this stage can mean a lot at the end. A good guess would be to rely on the teams attacking power and an open game where scoring opportunities will arise.