Spanish giants Atletico Madrid will face Ligue 1 runners up Monaco on matchday 1 of the 2018/19 Champions League season. Monaco had a disappointing season here last season finished at the bottom of their group and are currently win-less in four matches.
Atletico also didn’t impress here last season’s but eventually went on to lift the UEFA Europa League title. Currently they dropped points in recent La Liga matches. The weekend they played a 1-1 draw with Eibar.
HEAD TO HEAD
This will mark the first match between these tow sides
Why will Monaco Win
After an underwhelming start to the season, Monaco will be here in search for a Morale boosting win. Monaco has a moderate record against Spanish sides – 8 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses from 20.
Why Will Atletico Madrid Win
Atletico’s record against French oppositions is a strong one – 7 wins, 5 draws and 1 draw from 12. They too are in search for a moral boosting win and would try very hard to get it here, with Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa leading the attack.
Final Prediction – X2 & Under 4.5