Atletico Madrid were group favourites for the top spot when they were drawn in the summer, with Chelsea, Roma, and Qarabag promising tough opposition but the Champions League specialists from Spain expected to overcome the trio.
Things haven’t turned out that way at all though, and halfway through the group stages they find themselves without a single win to their name. They are three points adrift of 2nd placed Roma and five behind Chelsea, and unless they up their game soon, there is a very real chance of them missing out on the knockout stages.
Qarabag have actually put in a few really good showings this season, one of which was their draw against Atletico Madrid. They were hammered at Chelsea, but their 2-1 loss at home to Roma is nothing to be ashamed of really and they can be happy with how the campaign has gone.
In fairness to them they are always competitive in Europe. This is their first Champions League campaign, but recent years have seen them frequent the Europa League group stages and they are rarely beaten heavily there. In the Champions League they have lost just one of their matches by more than a two goal margin, with that being the 6-0 defeat at Chelsea earlier this season.
Atletico Madrid are at 1/9 to win, a draw is at 7/1, and a Qarabag win is at 22/1.
Atletico Madrid vs FK Qarabag News & Prediction
Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone has injuries to center midfielder Koke and winger Yannick Carrasco due to injuries.
FK Qarabag: Gurban Gurbanov will be without top scorer Dino Ndoluv due to suspension here. He also has an injury to defender Badavi Guseynov that will hold him out, while there is hope that defensive midfielder Eltun Turabov and winger Tarik Elyounoussi will shake off injuries in time to play a part.
Atletico Madrid vs FK Qarabag VDB Betting Odds & Lineups
Atletico Madrid vs FK Qarabag VDB Betting Odds
|Atletico Madrid||-2 (-130)||-1100||2½ (-135)o|
|FK Qarabag||+2 (+105)||+3300||2½ (+110)u|