Compulsive channel hoppers rejoice, two top-drawer European teams can be witnessed side by side in all their televised glory, with Atletico Madrid and Serie-A-leading Roma fancied to deliver a win to nil double at odds of a shade over 2/1 on Sky Sports 2 and BT Sport 2 respectively.
Roma have conceded just once in 10 games this term and Atleti have the joint-best defence in La Liga.
The most miserly rearguard in Europe’s top leagues has propelled the Stadio Olimipico outfit to the crest of the Scudetto betting, but they’re also the division’s second-highest goal-getters, averaging in excess of 2.5 strikes per game.
Meanwhile Los Rojiblancos’ defensive unit has continued in the mood of miserliness that saw them boast the lowest goals-against column in La Liga last term, banking five clean sheets so far, including one at the home of their fierce rivals Real Madrid.
That their Diego Costa is currently involved in an international tug-of-love between Spain and Brazil shows just how effervescent the La Liga joint-top scorer’s form has been this term.
However, his princely 11-goal contribution measures up to less than half his side’s average of 2.6 strikes per outing.
Adversaries Chievo and Granada are the second-lowest and lowest scorers in their respective leagues.
Home in particular is where the hurt is for Atleti’s opponents who have seen their side score in just one of five games at Los Carmenes this term.
Conversely Roma’s visitors have scored just once in four 2013/14 road trips.
Granada haven’t scored against Atletico in four meetings, but the Giallorossi have something to prove against Chievo.
History weighs heavily upon our double, with Diego Simeone’s side yet to allow their hosts a single goal in four meetings since the Andalusians returned to the Primera Liga in 2011/12.
However, the Verona outfit completed a brace of 1-0 victories over their hosts last term.
With the prospect of an undisputed Serie A-record season-starting winning streak dangling tantalisingly in front of them and an admirably gritty away victory (secured after Maicon was sent off) behind them, they have a mountain of momentum to propel them to victory.