Atletico Madrid vs Monaco Champions League Predictions

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Atletico Madrid vs Monaco Champions League

Wednesday, November 28th, 17:55

Atletico Madrid will qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, regardless of the other result in Group A, if they beat already-eliminated Monaco at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday evening.

Predictions

Atletico Madrid got their continental campaign back on track last time out with an excellent 2-0 victory over group leaders Borussia Dortmund – a team they had been thumped 4-0 by just two weeks earlier in Germany.

The result leaves Diego Simeone’s side on the verge of qualification, with Club Brugge needing back-to-back wins over Dortmund and Atletico to have any hope of reaching the last 16.
Atletico will head into this match in high spirits having gone five games unbeaten before the international break.

The same cannot be said for Thierry Henry and Monaco who are winless since the opening day of the French domestic season – a run of 16 matches.

Les Monegasques can still secure third place and Europa League football, but to do so they must collect at least four points from their final two matches.

Monaco’s morale must be at an all-time low and as an Atletico win would enable them to avoid a nervy final matchday, it’s difficult to foresee Henry’s side stopping it. A 3-0 home victory is in the offing.

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Atletico Madrid have kept clean sheets in three of their last four games and showed their Champions League pedigree with comfortable wins in their last two continental home fixtures against Club Brugge and Borussia Dortmund. In contrast, Monaco suffered consecutive 4-0 thumpings before the international break.

Antoine Griezmann has been enjoying himself in Europe this year, scoring three times so far. He has also scored the opening goal in three of Atletico’s last five Champions League home fixtures, and he’ll be licking his lips at the prospect of taking on one of the continents leakiest backlines.

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Head to Head

Atletico Madrid and Monaco have only met once before, in the reverse fixture between these two teams back in September. In what has turned out to be a rare occurrence this season, Samuel Grandsir gave the home fans something to cheer when he gave Monaco an early lead. But Diego Costa and Jose Maria Gimenez ensured the points returned to the Spanish capital.

Stats

  • Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar played 118 games for Monaco between June 2015 and July 2018 before moving to Spain.
  • Atletico Madrid have allowed fewer shots on their goal per game than any other team in this season’s Champions League (7.8).
  • Only five teams have had fewer shots at goal than Monaco in the Champions League this season (43).
  • Six games into his managerial career, Thierry Henry is yet to taste victory in the Monaco hotseat (D2 L4).
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