Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid Soccer Predictions and Betting :The UEFA Champions League is back within two months of its last game. The 2019 season saw Bayern Munich raise to the top defeating PSG in the final.
With the main draws out, Bayern Munich is placed in Group A along with another quality team Atletico Madrid against whom they start their title defense next week. Bayern Munich have been coming off a strong season while Atletico Madrid would be looking to making inroads in Europe after a disappointing end last season.
On the whole, even though Bayern looks likes the hot favorites Atletico Madrid are a formidable opposition who can pose a tough challenge.
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid Soccer Predictions and Betting Tips
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid Soccer Predictions and Betting : Recent form
It was a dream year for Bayern Munich with multiple trophies in their cabinet. They are the strongest team in Bundesliga and won it comfortably with 26 wins and 4 losses for the whole season.
They also won DFL Pokal and DFL Supercup which game them the momentum and confidence when they went to compete in Europe. They dominated the UEFA Champions league and won the title by defeating teams like Chelsea, Barcelona and PSG.
In the recent clashes, Bayern has 4 out of 5 games with the lone defeat coming against Hoffenheim. They have scored 18 goals in 5 games translating to 3.6 goals per game.
Atletico Madrid didn’t have the best of the seasons but they finished 2nd in the La Liga ahead of their rivals Barcelona. While they were eliminated in the round of 32 of the Copa Del Rey, they had a deep run in the Supercopa de Espana but failed to cross the final line and finished as the runners-up.
Their campaign in Europe ended in quarter-finals after they faced an unexpected defeat against RB Leipzig. Overall, they will be looking to come back to Europe on a fresh note so that they get back to winning ways.
After that loss, they have been unbeaten winning two games and drawing two. They are desperately in search of some momentum and confidence which they will try to get in UCL.
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid Soccer Predictions and Betting : Head-to-head
Bayern Munich: 2
Atletico Madrid: 2
Recent Meeting: Bayern Munich defeated Atletico Madrid 1-0 in a UEFA Champions League game on 6th December 2016.
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid Soccer Predictions and Betting : Offensive and defensive stats
Bayern Munich will continue to go in with a 4-2-3-1 combo that has rattled every opposition until recently. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid will field a 4-4-2 that will help them stop Bayern’s attack so that they counter them.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration if someone tells that the Bayern has the best attack in the world. The combination of Muller, Sane and Gnabry playing the assist role while Robert Lewandowski, the best in business adds the finishing touches. He has 7 goals and 3 assists in 8 outings along with 80.4% pass accuracy and 5.2 shots on target per game.
Thomas Muller is an intelligent player who creates key chances and has 3 assists along with a goal. Apart from 78.9% pass accuracy, he creates about 4.3 key passes half of which goes inside the goal post as well as 1.3 shots on target every game until recently.
Serge Gnabry is another asset who has scored 6 times in the last 8 appearances along with 83.7% pass success. He gives 3.44 shots on target and 0.8 dribbles per match so far.
The Atletico frontline has the services of Luis Suarez and Joao Felix who have been consistent performers in the circuit.
The former Barcelona star Suarez has arrived in good shape to the new team with 2 goals in 3 games along with an assist. The Uruguay star has 71.4% pass accuracy along with 3 shots on target and 0.3 key pass per game in the recent games.
The defense of the home team is impeccable with Boateng and Niklas Sule controlling the proceedings from the backline. Niklas Sule has 93.7% success in passes and has 3 clears along with 0.6 tackle and 1 interception per match.
Jerome Boateng is also a key component of this defense line up who has 91.6% pass accuracy and is skillful in air with 2 aerial duels won so far. Along with these, he has 2.7 clears, 1.3 blocks and 2 interceptions per game so far. They will be accompanied by David Alaba and Pavard who can not only hurt opposition’s chances, but can also occasionally score an all-important goal for the team.
The Atletico Madrid defense is also up to the task with Felipe, Savic, Lodi and Trippier in the side. Stefan Savic is an important for the team with his passing and exceptional aerial duels. He has 83.7% pass success, 2.2 aerials won, 1.6 interceptions and 4.6 clears every game in the recent past.
Felipe is a quality player who intercepts extremely well and is an indirect set piece threat. He has 87.2% pass accuracy along with an all important 4.7 clears and 2.7 interceptions that has made him an integral part of the side.
The 22-year old Renan Lodi is a star tackler but is often to prone to fouls. He has 87% pass success, 2.7 tackles per game and 1.7 fouls which he will have to wind it down in the coming games.
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid prediction and betting Summary
The game between Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid is scheduled on 21st October in Allianz Arena at 9pm local time. The betting platforms and the prediction experts have expected the defending champions to win comfortably with Atletico Madrid given an outside chance to get off to a positive start in Europe.