Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich Predictions and Betting Tips
The Wanda Metropolitano is the stage for this Group A clash as Atletico Madrid host Bayern Munich. The Bavarians travel to Spain looking to extend their winning run in the UEFA Champions League. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
Bayern Munich recorded only their third win over Atletico Madrid in the reverse fixture back in Matchday 1. Coman opened the scoring at the Allianz Arena with the lead being doubled by Goretzka minutes from the break. Tolisso's worldie put the game beyond a reasonable doubt while Coman rounded up the scoring with his brace shortly after.
The Bavarians on top in all competitions
It's no doubt that Bayern Munich is pretty much favourites to win both their domestic league and the UCL. As at stands, they're doing well on all fronts having made a couple of missteps earlier in this season. A 3-1 win over Werder Bremen took them two ahead of Dortmund who dropped points this weekend. This, coupled with a record of 12 points from a possible12 only points to the fact that things are looking really good for Flick and Co.
Will Simeone's dogged defense land his side a trophy?
Atletico Madrid has competed in 13 games altogether in all competitions this season. In those games, Simeone's troops have managed a whopping nine clean sheets. Most especially, their defensive record in the league is outstanding shipping in only two goals in nine games. Another clean sheet victory last weekend saw them level on points with Real Sociedad having played a game less. However, it is safe to say that they're in quite a desperate situation in the Champions League. Simeone's troops find themselves in second place, only two ahead of Lokomotiv Moscow. A win for the Russian outfit and a loss against the defending champions condemns them to 3rd place heading into the final group stage game. As such, this game is sort of a must-win for the Madrid-based outfit.
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich Team News
Costa, once again, joins Herrera, Vrsaljko and Torreira on Simeone's injury list. Suarez will be unavailable for selection as the Uruguyan is still in self-isolation. Joshua Kimmich and Alphonso Davies are he only injury casualties for the Bavarians. Tolisso and Hernandez are both rated doubtful for this tie after picking u[ knocks in their most recent game.
Atletico Madrid possible starting XI:
Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Hermoso; Carrasco, Saul, Koke, Llorente; Correa, Felix
Bayern Munich possible starting XI:
Neuer; Pavard, Sule, Boateng, Alaba; Goretzka, Martinze; Gnabry, Sane, Coman; Lewandowski
No doubt, Atletico Madrid are formidable opponents when it comes to shutting up shop. However, it will take more than that to condemn Bayern Munich to their first defeat after 13 matches unbeaten. As such, we would side with the away side on this one with a comfortable 2-0 victory.