Kick off: Wednesday, September 28, 8:45 PM GMT
Venue: Estadio Vicente Calderon (Madrid)
Head to head record
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid 2-1 (2015/2016 Champions League)
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich 1-0 (2015/2016 Champions League)
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich prediction
Bayern Munich will be looking to get their revenge on Atletico Madrid for the loss in the 2015/2016 Champions League semis when they face each other at Estadio Vicente Calderon on Wednesday evening.
First difficult test
Atletico Madrid kicked off the new Champions League campaign with a hard-fought win over PSV. Los Rojiblancos proved their worth against the Eredivisie champions, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Wednesday’s clash against Bayern Munich. Diego Simeone’s men were beaten by Real Madrid in the 2015/2016 Champions League final and, no doubt, they are eager to win the elite competition this season. Atletico Madrid have been producing fine performances in the national championship of late and they head into the Champions League game against Bayern Munich following a 1-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna. Antoine Griezmann scored the winner against Deportivo, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Los Rojiblancos are tough to beat at home and you should bear in mind that they managed to keep a clean sheet in previous five home games in the Champions League. Anyhow, Diego Simeone’s team will rely on their rock-solid defence in Wednesday’s showdown against the Bundesliga giants.
Centre back Gimenez suffered an injury against Deportivo La Coruna and he is definitely out of contention. Defensive midfielder Augusto Fernandez is sidelined with injury as well, while Saul is a major doubt and he will be assessed on the match day.
Bayern Munich did remarkably well to win the Bundesliga trophy under Pep Guardiola last season, but they failed to impress in the Champions League knockout stages. The mighty Bavarians were eliminated by Atletico Madrid in the semis of the elite competition, meaning that the Bundesliga giants are eager to get their revenge on Diego Simeone’s troops. Bayern Munich have been impressive under Carlo Ancelotti this season and they will be looking to keep their 100% record intact when they square off against Atletico Madrid at Estadio Vicente Calderon on Wednesday evening. Robert Lewandowski has been in a fine form this season and he is widely expected to lead the attack for the Bavarians. Bayern Munich hammered Rostov in their opener (5-0), but beating Atletico Madrid in the capital of Spain is easier said than done. It has to be noted that Bayern Munich are on a three-game winless run on the road in the Champions League.
Mats Hummels should recover in time to face Atletico Madrid, but Douglas Costa and Holger Badstuber are definitely out of contention with injury. Franck Ribery should be recalled to the starting XI.
- Bayern Munich failed to keep a clean sheet in previous three away games in the CL
- Saul scored the winner for Atletico Madrid in the 1-0 win over Bayern Munich last season
- Atletico Madrid are on a five-game unbeaten run at home in the elite competition
- Robert Lewandowski has netted six goals in six appearances for Bayern this season
- Carlo Ancelotti’s men are eyeing their ninth consecutive win in all competitions
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich betting pick
Atletico Madrid are well done for their brilliant defence. Los Rojiblancos are eyeing their sixth consecutive clean sheet at home in the Champions League and considering that Bayern Munich have been impressive at the back ever since Mats Hummels joined the club, there is every chance we will see a low-scoring affair at Estadio Vicente Calderon. Both teams should be happy with one point from Wednesday’s clash and I am positive that one goal will separate the two sides this time out.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals