The action in Group E in the Champions League gets underway on Tuesday. Lazio will have home field advantage for their opening match in the competition, as they welcome Atletico Madrid to the Stadio Olimpico.

Before Betting On Lazio vs Atletico Madrid

Lazio and Atletico Madrid will be the clear favorites to progress from Group E before the group stage is complete at the end of the calendar year. Atletico Madrid have an excellent recent record in the competition, and they will be looking to avoid a consecutive exit in the group stage. They have never previously been eliminated in the opening round in consecutive seasons.

The Spanish giants have a poor recent record against Italian opposition, as they have lost three of their previous five visits to the nation in the Champions League. That comes after going seven without defeat against Italian opposition on the road, winning five times over that period.

Lazio will be looking to make home advantage count this week. They boast a poor record against teams from Spain, as they have won just once in their last six fixtures in the Champions League. Over that period, they have suffered three defeats, and have been held to two draws.

These two sides previously clashes in the round of 32 in the Europa League in 2012, with Atletico winning both home and away against Lazio. The Italian side haven’t managed to keep a clean sheet in their last 19 Champions League fixtures. With their most recent shutout coming in the form of a 2-0 win over Besiktas in September 2003.

Lazio vs Atletico Madrid Offshore Odds & Pick

Match ResultOdds
Atletico Madrid2.58

Atletico have started the new Spanish season in excellent form, and those performances appear hard to overlook before making a wager this week. Therefore, we will be siding with the away team picking up maximum points on Tuesday.