Atletico Madrid v Chelsea betting preview – draw looks best bet

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea betting preview

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Draw @ 23/10

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Betting Tip: @ Draw @ 23/10 with bet365

Chelsea have a particularly tough Champions League assignment this week, although Antonio Conte won’t be fazed by a trip to Madrid and would probably prefer to be meeting Atletico rather than Real.

There’s also the fact that Atleti no longer play at the Vicente Calderon, with Diego Simeone’s side having to adjust to life at a new stadium and Tottenham can legislate for how difficult it can be to acclimatise.

The Wanda Metropolitano is an impressive ground, with Atletico having enjoyed two home wins thus far and they outclassed Roma in their Champions League opener although perhaps that is more down to the weakness of the Italian side.

Chelsea are going to be a tough nut to crack and they warmed up for this one with a 4-0 triumph away to Stoke, with Alvaro Morata showing true class to score a hat-trick and there was plenty to like about Tiemoue Bakayoko and N’Golo Kante in the engine room.

Ultimately, we’re expecting a big battle between two quality European sides and there might be little to separate them along the way, with each bookie offering favourable odds about the draw. Chelsea haven’t lost a game since that weird 3-2 reverse at home to Burnley, while Atletico haven’t tasted defeat.

Both teams would take a point and look to hoover up against Roma and Qarabag, the latter of whom showed little resistance when losing 6-0 at Stamford Bridge.

BETTING TIP
Draw @ 23/10 with bet365

Betting Tip: @ Draw @ 23/10 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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