Atletico Madrid will be seeking their first win in this season’s Champions League when they welcome Dutch outfit Feyenoord to the Spanish capital on Wednesday evening (17:45).

The hosts were denied a victory on matchday one due to a last-gasp equaliser against Lazio, while the visitors enjoyed a comfortable victory against Celtic.

Atletico vs Feyenoord Prediction

  • Atletico Madrid to win and both teams to score @ 23/10
  • Alvaro Morata to score anytime @ 11/8

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Alvaro Morata will be welcomed back into the fold, after being suspended for Atletico’s match against Cadiz at the weekend.

Diego Simeone’s side will be without Pablo Barrios, Thomas Lemar, Caglar Soyuncu and Reinildo, but Rodrigo De Paul returned from injury at the weekend, so he looks set to feature on Wednesday evening.

As for Feyenoord, they’ll be without star striker Santiago Gimenez this week, as he serves the second game of his two-match ban for being sent off in last season’s Europa League quarter-final.

Justin Bijlow, Timon Wellenreuther and Luka Ivanusec all remain on the treatment table for the visitors.

Atletico Madrid to win and both teams to score @ 23/10

Atleti have won four of their last six games – including a statement victory over city rivals Real Madrid.

Diego Simeone’s side lifted the roof off the Wanda Metropolitano with a 3-1 win over Los Blancos last month and they have since gone on to beat both Osasuna and Cadiz in La Liga.

I’m confident that they can pick up the victory on Wednesday against a Feyenoord side that have recorded just two clean sheets across their last seven fixtures in all competitions.

However, for the plaudits Atletico have received for their defence under Diego Simeone over the years, the Spaniards’ defensive standards have slipped significantly in recent times, only managing to keep clean sheets in six of their last 26 Champions League outings.

So, with Atletico being too skinny for my liking here, I’m going to go for an Atleti win and both teams to score.

Alvaro Morata to score anytime @ 11/8

As mentioned above, the Spanish striker was suspended for Atletico’s victory over Cadiz, so the former Juventus man should be ready to go for this game.

Morata has five goals in seven games this term, but he hasn’t netted in the Champions League since the group stages of the 2021/22 season, so he’ll likely be desperate to put an end to that goal drought here.

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