Champions League Match Preview: Group G

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Updated: December 4, 2013
Atletico Madrid

FC Porto will try to beat online betting favorite, Atletico Madrid in order to advance in the knockout stage. The club will need to secure such victory as Zenit Petersburg is already assured of winning over Austria Wien.

 

Atletico Madrid vs FC Porto

 

Match Date: 11 December 2013 (local time)

Venue: Vicente Calderon

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Atletico Madrid

As sure as the sun rises, Atletico Madrid advances to the knockout stage of the Champions League.
Under the tutelage of Diego Simeone, who is also named as La Liga’s best coach, Atletico Madrid is undefeated in their tournament’s encounter. The battle against FC Porto merely serves as the icing on the cake as they are several points ahead of the runner-up.
Atletico Madrid has been consistent throughout the tournament. The club average with at least 2 goals per match, thanks to the contributions of Diego Costa, Miranda and Arda Turan, to name a few. With their upcoming match, expect Simeone’s side to manifest the same degree of intensity as they enter the knockout phase. They have been undefeated in their last 5 matches and they will most likely to score its 6th victory when they meet FC Porto.

 

FC Porto

Amidst speculations of FC Porto’s forecasted failure to advance in the Champions League, Maicon keeps his faith on the club’s ability to progress to the next round.
The result of FC Porto’s draw against Austria Wien moved them out of the 2nd spot of their group. This meant that Paulo Fonseca’s camp need to clinch the victory against Atletico Madrid and hope that Zenit Petersburg loses.
Although they occupy the third spot of Group H, only a point differentiates them from Zenit Petersburg. Technically speaking, this is still, very manageable. But the bigger question is: can they survive Atletico Madrid’s attacks?

 

Champions League betting tip: Atletico Madrid 

 

Zenit Petersburg vs Austria Wien

 

Match Date: 11 December 2013 (local time)

Venue: Ernst Happel Stadium

 

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Zenit Petersburg

Zenit Petersburg owes Atletico Madrid its chance to advance in the knockout stage of the Champions League.

Due to Toby Alderweireld’s unprecedented mistake on the pitch, he sealed his own goal during the latter part of the second half, thus giving the Russian outfit the chance to advance. The draw catapulted Zenit Petersburg’s rank to the 2nd spot of its group.
Since they are just a point ahead to FC Porto, all they need to do is score yet another victory and given how Austria Wien performed this season, it is very possible for them to survive the tournament’s group stage.

 

Austria Wien

Austria Wien thrived in the tournament through draws. Like other clubs, which are at the rock bottom part of their group, their campaign ends early.

 

Die Velchen has not won a single match in the competition. They have only accumulated 2 points, courtesy of an even steven finish against Zenit Petersburg and FC Basel.

 

Champions League betting tip: Zenit Petersburg

 

 

 

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