AS Roma vs Atletico Madrid Preview

AS Roma vs Atletico Madrid 

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Stadio Olimpico

Date: 12th September 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Live in-play betting – 

AS Roma will head into this game with a squad that is fully rested after they had their weekend game again Sampdoria postponed due to heavy downpour.

That means they have not been involved in competitive football in over two weeks.

They lost their last game 3-1 at home to Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are an equally tough side.

Roma missed out on the Champions League last season – this season they have been given a tough group which also has Chelsea and Atletico and they might struggle to break down the Spaniards in this game.

Atletico Madrid are genuine contenders for this competition as they have reached two finals in the last four years and lost on both occasions to City rivals Real Madrid.

They have also made it to at least the quarter finals in the last four seasons which makes them early favourites to win the tournament.

Despite their poor form in the league, Atleti are dangerous in the Champions as they have won 8 of their last 12 games in the competition losing just twice.

This game is the first competitive meeting between these teams in recent times and Atleti will be hoping to gain the upper hand here.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

AS Roma 

W AS Roma 4-1 Chapecoense AF Sep 1, 2017 Friendly
L AS Roma 1-3 Internazionale Aug 26, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Atalanta 0-1 AS Roma Aug 20, 2017 Italian Serie A
L Celta Vigo 4-1 AS Roma Aug 13, 2017 Friendly
L Sevilla FC 2-1 AS Roma Aug 10, 2017 Friendly

Atletico Madrid 

W Las Palmas 1-5 Atletico Madrid Aug 26, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Girona 2-2 Atletico Madrid Aug 19, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Leganes 0-1 Atletico Madrid Aug 12, 2017 Friendly
D Getafe 0-0 Atletico Madrid Aug 11, 2017 Friendly
W Brighton & Hove Albion 2-3 Atletico Madrid Aug 6, 2017 Friendly

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