Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich Predictions and betting:
The 5th weekday of the UEFA Champions League is closer than ever as teams are gearing up to book their spot in the Round of 16. Come Tuesday, Atletico Madrid is set to face a tough challenge against one of the best sides Bayern Munich in their own backyard.
After a frustrating game against Moscow, the hosts would be looking to break the jinx by winning some games under their belt. On the other hand, Bayern Munich are currently looking invincible and a hot favorite to repeat their 2019 performance in Europe.
This means that the fans have a hot clash on hands to look forward to next week.
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid Predictions and betting: Recent form
Atletico Madrid have had an amazing time in La Liga but it is in contrast to their UCL outings where they have so far struggled to get going. They are currently in the 2nd spot in the points table and needs to do better in the coming matches to have some confidence for the ‘Round of 16’ games.
They started their UEFA Campaign with a big defeat against Bayern but registered their win in their second appearance against RB Salzburg. They were forced to draw against Lokomotiv Moscow in an away fixture whereas the reverse fixture didn’t bear any fruit after a goal less draw. With two league games remaining, it is of great importance to return to winning ways.
The defending UEFA Champions Bayern Munich are on a roll so far looking to win their 2nd title in consecutive years. They are currently undefeated in the league stage and have scored 15 goals in 4 games as opposed to just 4 goals conceded so far.
They started off with an emphatic 4-0 victory against Atletico Madrid following up with wins against Moscow and RB Salzburg. In their recent outing, they had a smooth sailing against RB Salzburg as they bagged their 4th triumph with a 3-1 margin.
This meant that the champion team are on a 15-game winning streak in UEFA stretching back to September 2019 with a mindboggling goal difference of 58-14 since then. They would be more than happy to continue this streak.
Atletico vs Bayern Predictions and betting: H2H
Matches: 5 : Bayern Munich: 3 Atletico Madrid: 2 Draw: 0
Recent Meeting: Bayern Munich defeated Atletico Madrid 4-0 in a UEFA Champions League game on 21st October 2020.
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich Predictions and betting: Offensive and defensive stats
Atletico Madrid will field a 4-4-2 that will help them stop Barcelona’s relentless attack whereas Bayern Munich will probably go in with a 4-2-3-1 combination.
The Atletico frontline has the services of Marcos Llorente and Joao Felix who have been consistent performers in the circuit with their star player Luis Suarez expected to return after recovering from Corona virus.
Marcos Llorente has 4 goals and 2 assists in 15 games. The Spaniard has 78.4% pass accuracy along with 1.3 shots on target and 0.8 key pass per game in the recent games. Joao Felix is yet another young talent who has burst into the scene with 10 goals and 3 assists in 22 outings along with 81.9% pass accuracy. He has a good finishing touch and is exceptional in aerial duels winning 1.2 duels every match so far.
Angel Correa has also been a quality forward for the side with 2 goals and 6 assists in 14 outings along with 82.3% pass accuracy.
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 16 goals and 6 assists in 18 outings along with 79% pass accuracy and 3.9 shots on target per game.
Thomas Muller is an intelligent player who creates key chances and has 6 assists along with 5 goals. Apart from 75.5% pass accuracy, he creates about 2.7 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 16 appearances along with 83.9% pass success. He gives 2.3 shots on target and 0.7 dribbles per match so far.
The Atletico Madrid defense is up to the task with Felipe, Savic, Gimenez and Trippier in the side. Stefan Savic is an important for the team with his passing and exceptional aerial duels. He has 84.7% pass success, 2.9 aerials won, 1.3 interceptions and 3.7 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 81.5% pass accuracy along with an all-important 4.1 clears and 1.3 interceptions that has made him an integral part of the side.
The 25-year old Jose Gimenez is a star in aerial duels but is often to prone to fouls. He has 89.7% pass success, 1.4 interceptions and 2.8 clears per game in 6 appearances.
The defense of the defending champions is impeccable with Boateng and Niklas Sule controlling the proceedings from the backline. Niklas Sule has 92.9% success in passes and has 3.3 clears along with 0.7 tackles and 1.4 interceptions per match. Jerome Boateng is also a key component of this defense line up who has 88.5% pass accuracy and is skillful in air with 1.3 aerial duels won so far. Along with these, he has 2.6 clears, 1 block and 1 interception 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.
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid predictions and betting : Predicted Winner
The epic clash between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich will be held in the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on 1st December at 9am local time. Bayern Munich have dominated their group stage so far with 4 victories whereas Atletico Madrid failed to grab a victory against Lokomotiv Moscow in their last outing implying that the hosts would be desperate to put up a strong fight.
The betting odds and predictions will be updated as and when the game day approaches.