RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid
Date: Thursday, 13 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz.
Diego Simeone’s men have had several near misses in the Champions League, and after so many heartbreaks, it really is time for them to step up and take what should have been theirs early itself.
One unwanted record that the Argentine gaffer has in his resume is that, he has never been eliminated from this competition by a team that did not have Cristiano Ronaldo. And after Lyon performed their miracle, the Portuguese striker is no longer active in this tournament.
Moreover, the Spanish team is included in the easier half of the schedule, with the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City fighting amongst each other in the latter half.
In fact, of the eight teams that have made it to the Quarters, Lyon and the Red Bulls are considered to be the weakest, and the Rojiblancos are pitted against the latter.
On top of that, the Germans are not even in the best of forms, and they may even be rusty, as they have not played a single competitive fixture in the last whole month.
Considering the experience of Simeone’s men in this competition, their desperation to finally win the title after several painful misses, their impressive form at the moment, their motivation that they do not have to take on three of the heavyweights in the semis, and finally the struggles of their counterparts – expect an Atleti win.
Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first match-up between the two.
Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
The Germans eliminated the finalists of the last edition of the CL – Tottenham, with a 4-0 aggregate scoreline over two legs.
Meanwhile, Simeone’s men recorded a massive upset in the Round of 16, when they crushed defending champions Liverpool, with a 4-2 aggregate scorecard.
As things stand, the Spaniards do have the upper hand. They are on a phenomenal unbeaten run of 18 games at the moment, and have built up quite some momentum.
They are determined to lift the European crown at any cost, and have the best fighting spirit among all the other teams still remaining in the tournament.
In fact, even their last loss had come against Real Madrid. On the other hand, the Germans were winless in eight of their former thirteen overall fixtures, and they lack experience and exposure in the CL compared to that of the Rojiblancos.
On top of that, the Bundesliga had ended a month earlier, and since then the teams have not played a competitive fixture, whereas the La Liga had come to an end just two weeks before.
Simeone’s men have had the perfect amount of rest, but they have not been on the sidelines for too long that they are rusty as well. Count on them to get the job done this Thursday, and take their spot in the semis against Atalanta or PSG.
Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to Win Either Half @ 1.75 (3/4)
Atletico Madrid to Qualify to the Semis @ 1.70 (7/10).