Prediction and odds for the game: Atletico Madrid (evens) v Bayern Munich (9/4)
We are backing the draw at odds of 3/1
When: Tuesday, 1st December 2020, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The Wanda Metropolitano
On Tuesday night, Atletico Madrid host Bayern Munich at the Wanda Metropolitano in one the biggest midweek games in the Champions League.
Diego Simeone’s have made a highly promising start to their domestic campaign. A 1-0 weekend win at Valencia in La Liga means that the home side is eight games unbeaten in all competitions, having recorded six wins in the process. In fact, the only team to have beaten Atleti in any competition this season is Bayern, with the Bavarians recording a 4-0 win in the reverse fixture.
The defeat has contributed to Atletico collecting just five points from their four games in Group A this season. However, Simeone’s team are still second in the group and a win would take them a long way to qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Atletico are strong at the Wanda, as they are unbeaten in 12 home games in European football’s elite competition while recording nine wins. The Spanish team have built those positive home results on good defensive displays, as they have kept clean sheets in four of their previous five European matches on home soil.
Hansi Flick’s team are once again in formidable form heading into a Champions League match. The reigning German champions are unbeaten in 13 competitive matches, recording 12 wins in the process. Last time out, the visitors recorded a 3-1 win at Stuttgart. It was the 12th time in those 13 unbeaten games in which Bayern scored two or more goals.
When it comes to the Champions League, the German giants have an even more formidable recent record, as they have won their last 15 games in European football’s elite competition. Bayern have also scored at least two goals in 14 of their 15 wins in the competition. Flick’s team have made easy work of qualifying from the group, having already booked their place in the last-16 of the Champions League.
Another positive for the visitors is their recent record against Atletico, as the German giants have won three of the last four meetings with the Spanish side. All those four meetings have been in the Champions League.
This could be a truly fascinating tactical battle between two of the best teams currently in the European game. A case of the immovable force meets the unstoppable object. We simply cannot decide between these two teams. Although Bayern look good odds at 9/4 if there is any team that can stop them its Atletico. We are backing the draw. With Atletico’s recent defensive record we are also backing a bit of an outside bet under .5 goals scored.
Verdict: We are backing the draw at 3/1 and/or also under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 11/10. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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