Atletico Madrid face Porto in Round 1 of the 2021-22 Champions League games.
The match is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 15 September 2021. The match venue is Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain.
Below there are betting tips and match predictions for the Atletico Madrid vs Porto (September 15) game. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups are also available.
Atletico Madrid vs FC Porto (September 15) latest betting odds
Atletico Madrid to win odds are 1.57 (-175 American; 4/7 Fractional). The odds for a draw are 3.60 (+260; 13/6), while Porto to win odds are 6.50 (+550; 11/2).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Atletico Madrid — 59%, draw — 28%, Porto — 13%.
Latest betting odds on Atletico Madrid vs Porto (15 September 2021):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
- Asian handicap (-0.5, -1.0) on Atletico Madrid — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
- Asian handicap (+0.5, +1.0) on Porto — 2.06 (+106; 53/50)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
Atletico Madrid vs FC Porto (September 15) match preview and statistics
Atletico Madrid looked to drop two points for the second consecutive time but a dying minute goal from Thomas Lemar in the 99th minute saw them through with the win. They have three wins and a draw in four league matches.
Raul de Thomas gave Espanyol the lead in the 40th with a header, assisted by Adrian Embarba. Carrasco equalized in the 79th minute of the second half and Thomas Lemar scored the winner in the added minutes, Carrasco assisted the goal with a backheel flick. Antoine Griezmann made his debut on his return to the club but was subbed off in the 58th minute.
Diego Simeone’s men had 58% possession, 13 shots, created 10 chances and a 0.82 xG. The three games they’ve won, it was by one goal margin. This win should motivate them for Wednesday's game.
Atletico Madrid team news: no player is injured or suspended for the tie.
Porto are unbeaten since the start of the season. They have three wins and two draws in the five games played in the Liga Portugal this season.
The Blue and Whites drew 1-1 with Sporting CP in the last game. Nuno Santos scored the opener in the 16th minute of the game, assisted by Pedro Porro with a cross. In the 71st minute, Luis Diaz equalized for Porto, assisted by Jesus Corona. They had 53% possession, five shots, six chances and a xG of 0.42.
In the Champions League, they are a difficult side, knocking out Juventus last season and giving Chelsea a hard time. A perfect start would be a great way to start this year’s campaign.
Porto team news: no player is injured or suspended for the game
Atletico Madrid vs FC Porto H2H
The last time both teams met in the Champions League was in the 2013 group stage games. Atletico Madrid won both ties 2-1 and 2-0 respectively.
Atletico Madrid vs FC Porto (September 15) key players and Lineups
Atletico Madrid projected starting lineup:
- Jan Oblak
- Stefan Savic
- Renan Lodi
- Kieran Trippier
- Rodrigo De Paul
- Marcos Llorente
- Yannick Carrasco
- Antoine Griezmann
- Luis Suarez
The key player to watch out for is Yannick Carrasco. He was a top performer in the last game, completing the most dribbles (6) in the game. Carrasco was involved in the two goals scored, with one goal and one assist.
FC Porto projected starting lineup:
- Diogo Costa
- Ivan Marcano
- Chancel Mbemba
- Joao Mario
- Mateus Uribe
- Bruno Costa
- Jesus Corona
- Luis Diaz
- Mehdi Taremi
Luis Diaz is the key player to watch out for. He has the most goal involvement in the team, with three goals and one assist in five league matches. Diaz will play a key role for the team in the Round 1 match.
Atletico Madrid vs FC Porto (September 15) betting tips and prediction
Even though Atletico are known for their defensive style of play, they’ve scored seven goals across four games. Only one game they scored one and it was a win for them. Two goals have been scored in the remaining game. They’ve been the beneficiary of last minute goals in the last two games which has really helped them.
Porto on the other hand have scored nine goals across five games, and haven’t lost a game this season. At least one goal has been scored in each game. They are goalless in none of the games played.
This is going to be a tough one as both sides are in top form and as earlier said, the away side gives big sides lots of headaches. Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals will be ideal even though Atletico have a higher chance of winning the fixture.
Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-0.5, -1.0) on Atletico Madrid
Odds: 1.83 (-120 American; 5/6 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.20 (+120 American; 6/5 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score
Odds: 2.05 (+105 American; 21/20 Fractional)