Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Atletico Madrid vs Roma Match Preview, Possible Lineups + Other Today's UCL Fixtures

Atletico Madrid look for their first win in the Champions League and stay in the knockout qualification race as they welcome the inform Roma tonight.

MATCH INFO:
Atletico Madrid vs Roma
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 22nd November 2017
Kick-Off Time: 20:45 - Nigerian Time
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).

The Rojiblancos are going through a tough phase at the moment and anything less than a win against Roma will confirm their exit from the UEFA Champions League this season.

The Spanish team has been win-less so far with 3 draws coming from their four games so far, while losing at home against Chelsea.

On the other hand, Roma thrashed Chelsea 3-0 at their home turf to move to the top of the table.

A draw is enough for Italian side AS Roma to advance to the next stage despite whatever happens in the matchup against Chelsea and Qarabag.

TEAM NEWS:

Atletico Madrid - Manager Diego Simeone will have to make do without center back Stefan Savic due to a suspension for yellow card accumulation.

Roma - Eusebio Di Francesco will be missing right back Rick Kardsorp, who has a knee injury.

TEAM FORMS: 

Atletico have four draws and a win in their last five matches.

Roma have won each of their last five matches.


PREDICTED LINEUPS:

Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Filipe Luis; Partey, Gabi, Saul, Koke; Griezmann, Torres
C. Atl├ętico Madrid S.A.D. 4-4-2 football formation

Roma  (4-3-3): Alisson; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Strootman; El Shaarawy, Perotti, Dzeko
AS Roma 4-3-3 football formation


KEY STATS:
  • The teams settled for a goal-less draw when they met on matchday 1.
  • With the result, Atletico stretched their unbeaten run over Roma to three games having won both home and away when they met at the quarterfinals of the 1998/99 UEFA Cup.
  • Atletico’s home record versus Italian clubs – 7 wins, 3 losses from 10.
  • Roma’s away record in Spanish soil – 4 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses from 14.
PREDICTION:

Atleti 0-0 Roma - I See this game ending in goalless draw.

TODAY'S UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FIXTURES IN FULL

18:00  —   CSKA Moscow VS Benfica

18:00  —   Qarabag FK VS Chelsea

20:45  —   Basel VS Manchester United

20:45  —   Anderlecht VS Bayern Munich

20:45  —   Paris Saint Germain VS Celtic

20:45  —   Atletico Madrid VS Roma

20:45  —   Juventus VS Barcelona

20:45  —   Sporting CP VS Olympiacos

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