Atletico Madrid v Rostov: Back Atletico in both halves

Can Atletico Madrid qualify for the knockout rounds when they face Rostov?
Can Atletico Madrid qualify for the knockout rounds when they face Rostov?

After three successive 1-0 wins in the Champions League, Dan Fitch is expecting Atletico Madrid to beat Rostov more convincingly.

"Atletico Madrid have won both halves in each of their last two home games."

Back Atletico Madrid to win both halves against Rostov at 1.9520/21

Atletico Madrid 1.141/7 v Rostov 32.031/1; The Draw 10.5
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The hosts are the shortest priced team in Champions League action on Tuesday night's coupon and it's not difficult to see why. Atletico's recent defeat to Sevilla was their first in their 13 matches this season and they bounced back from that disappointment with a 4-2 home victory over Malaga.

They have been perfect in the Champions League this season, winning every game without conceding a goal. That's despite having fearsome opposition in Group D in the shape of Bayern Munich, who they beat 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon. The return fixture will conclude the group stage and looks set to decide which club will top the group and which will be the second-placed team that everyone will want to avoid.

For Rostov, qualification for the Europa League is as good as it can get. They're currently level with PSV Eindhoven on one point, but having drawn 2-2 with the Dutch side at home, they are the favourites to finish rock bottom.

The pressure of competing in the Champions League seems to be affecting the Russian minnows' domestic form. After finishing second in the Super League last season, just two points behind CSKA Moscow, they are now without a win in four games and have only two victories in their last ten outings.


Atletico Madrid Win Both Halves

We know that Diego Simeone's side will win, so it's just a matter of how they do it. The Half-Time/Full-Time double result at 1.4740/85 and Atletico to Win To Nil at 1.558/15 are both too short to recommend, though the latter looks something of a certainty if you're willing to risk a big stake.

Instead go for Atletico to Win Both Halves at a likely price of 1.9520/21. They have done this in both of their last two home games.


Recommended Bet
Back Atletico Madrid to win both halves against Rostov at 1.9520/21


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Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season PL

Staked: 104 pts
Returned: 99.96 pts
P/L: -3.37 pts

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