Monaco vs Atletico Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
In the opening round of the group A campaign, Monaco will host Atletico Madrid at the Stade Louis II. This is the first time that these teams face each other, so it will be interesting to see how the things play out and who prevails in the end.
Monaco are nowhere near the team that got to the semi-finals in 2017 and lifted the Ligue 1 trophy. In the previous season, they placed second in their domestic league and ended their group campaign with a six-game winless streak. The club management is focused on the profits more than their roster and that will have a big impact this year. After selling Mbappe, they continued in the same direction with Thomas Lemar leaving for Atletico and Fabinho leaving for Liverpool. Leonardo Jardim’s men had an underwhelming start to the new competitive season. Monaco is winless in four matches (2D, 2L) after starting the Ligue 1 season with a 3-1 win at Nantes.
Atletico Madrid have had a terrible Champions League campaign last season, as they finished third in their group and failed to progress further in the competition. Their form in the recent weeks has not been the greatest. Out of the previous four matches in La Liga, they have two draws, a win, and a loss. The key elements of their game, the ones that made the difference in the previous season, such as their defense are not as strong as they used to be and the results of that can be seen. This is not what a club led by Simeone look like. Atletico also suffered a 4-2 defeat to Real Madrid in the Super-Cup at the start of the season. The team is in search of a morale boost, and a win here could mean the world to them.
The two sides have never played a game against each other. A win is a must for both squads, and we are certain that they will do whatever it takes to achieve that. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win some big cash on Tuesday night.
Monaco have several missing players for the match against Atleti. Aleksandr Golovin, Ronael Pierre Gabriel, Rony Lopes and Pietro Pellegri are injured and they will not play on Tuesday. Stevan Jovetic and Danijel Subasic are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they are highly motivated for the match.
On the other side Atletico Madrid also have several missing players for this game. Vitolo and Santiago Arias are injured and they can't help their team on Tuesday night. Lucas Hernández and Nikola Kalinic are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Monaco: Benaglio; Henrichs, Jemerson, Glik, Sidibe; Aholou, Benasser; Chadli, Tielemans, Grandsir; Falcao
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Luis; Koke, Rodrigo, Niguez, Lemar; Costa, Griezmann
Monaco vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
Another one very interesting game on Tuesday night in the Champions League opening round. Match Monaco vs Atletico brings us very good betting opportunity and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Monaco finished bottom of last season's group and now they are highly motivated for this season. Both sides suffered early exits from last season's UEFA Champions League and now we expect a true football fight for the next stage. Atletico Madrid like to play strong and aggressive football and they will play strong defending. They will try to keep a clean sheet, but it will not be an easy job. It will be a tough game and we don't expect lots of scoring chances.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Monaco vs Atletico Madrid Prediction: Atletico to win. We expect from Atletico to play cautious and strong in defense line and our second betting pick for the match is Atletico to win to nil. Maybe you can try with risky bet on correct score 0-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.