Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich
UEFA Champions League – Group D
Date: Wednesday, 28th September, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid.
Atletico Madrid host Bayern Munich for round 2 of the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League.
Atletico Madrid started their 2016/2017 UCL with a victory over PSV at the Philips Stadion in Netherlands. The Rojiblancos remain unbeaten in competitive games this season, cooping 4 wins and 3 draws in their first 7 games so far. In addition, Diego Simeone’s side have scored 6 goals in their last two home games, conceding nothing.
Bayern Munich enjoyed a perfect start to the Champions League campaign with a 5-0 triumph over newcomers FC Rostov of Russia. The Bavarians are however in search of their first win in 4 visit to the Spanish capital. They are coming on the back of an 8 straight wins in their first 8 games in all competitions this season. Finally, the Bavarians have won 4 consecutive away games this season, scoring 10 goals and conceding nothing.
Atletico Madrid are going into this game on the back of 8 games unbeaten run. Los Rojiblancos has lost 2 of their last 30 European game games at home, winning 25 of the 30 games. In addition, Atletico Madrid has failed to loss in 6 consecutive clashes with German club.
Bayern Munich is currently on 13 games unbeaten run. The Bavarian has lost 5 of their last 10 away games in the Champions league, and have lost in their last 3 away game with 3 different Spanish side.
Atletico Madrid: Team News
Diego Simeone will without the services of stot stopper Miguel Angel Moya, who is out with a knee Injury.
Atletico Madrid: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)
Oblak – Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Felipe Luis – Koke, Gabi, Carrasco, Gaitan – Griezmann, Gameiro.
Bayern Munich: Team News
Carlo Ancelotti will only be missing Holger Badstuber for this juicy clash in Spain. The German is currently nursing a muscle injury.
Bayern Munich: Predicted Line-Up (4-1-4-1)
Neuer – Alaba, Boateng, Hummels, Rafinha – Kimmich, Vidal, Sanches – Muller, Lewandowski, Douglas.
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich: Head to Head
Both side met at the semi-final of this tournament last season. Atletico Madrid won the first leg of the Semi-Final encounter at the Calderon, through a Saul Niguez solo effort. The second leg finished 2-1 in favour of the Bundesliga champions with Xabi Alonso and Robert Lewandowski scoring on either halves. But an Antoine Griezmann goal proved vital and the Los Rojiblancos went on to scoop the Final ticket due to an away goal rule.
The two previous meetings between the two sides has to be dated back to the European Champions Cup final of 1974 in Brussels. The final end in a 1-1 draw which resulted in a replay 2 days later. Munich won it comprehensively by 4 goals to nil.
Atletico Madrid’s overall record against German clubs at home from 17 matches is a whopping 12 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. While Bayern have lost in 13 of their 24 visits to Spain to take on La Liga sides, managing just 6 wins and 5 draws.
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich: Prediction
Atletico Madrid have a good record at home in European competitions. While Bayern Munich have struggled in their recent visits to Spain. So Madrid should be tipped as favourites to take at least a point from this crucial tie.
At the same time, no one can doubt the fire-power in the attacking department of either sides. So there is every chance for both sides getting at least a goal. Also an over 1.5 goals for this match is a very good bet.
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score at 2.00 (1/1)
Double Chance on Atletico to Win or Draw at 1.55 (11/20).
Over 1.5 goals at 1.44 (4/9).