Kick off: Tuesday, May 3, 7.45PM GMT
Venue: Allianz-Arena (Munich)
Head to head record
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich 1-0 (2015/2016 Champions League)
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid prediction
A place in the Champions League final will be at stake when Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid face each other at Allianz-Arena on Tuesday evening. Los Rojiblancos recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Bundesliga giants in the first leg and they are now on a quest to defend their slim lead.
Despite dominating the game against Atletico Madrid at Estadio Vicente Calderon, Bayern Munich failed to find the net in the Champions League semi-final, first leg. As a result, the mighty Bavarians need to record a big win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday evening if they are to book their place in the final of the elite competition. Pep Guardiola’s men have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Diego Simeone’s troops in the return leg and there is every chance Thomas Muller will be deployed in the starting line-up. Robert Lewandowski has been scoring goals for fun this season and the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the former Borussia Dortmund ace. Bayern Munich are eyeing their 12th consecutive win at home in the Champions League, but the Bundesliga champions will have to be at their sharpest if they are to eliminate Atletico in the Champions League semis.
Holger Badstuber and Arjen Robben are both out of contention with injury, while Jerome Boateng is fit and he is pushing for a start. Thomas Muller is likely to replace Kingsley Coman in the starting XI.
Rojiblancos to rely on their rock-solid defence
Atletico Madrid proved their worth in the first leg; los Rojiblancos defeated star-studded German side in front of home fans and they will be looking to defend their lead in the Allianz-Arena clash. Diego Simeone’s men are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in the return leg, but reports in Spain suggest that the Argentine coach is going to stick to the 4-4-2 formation. The attacking partnership of Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres has been in a perfect working order in the second half of the season and all eyes will be on the duo when the two teams take on each other in the Champions League showdown. Atletico Madrid are after their seventh consecutive clean sheet in all competitions, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of preventing the mighty Bavarians from scoring this time out.
Tiago Mendes remains in the recovery room, but he is the only absentee in the away team. Diego Godin and Yannick Carrasco-Ferreira have both recovered in time to face Bayern Munich and they are both likely to be recalled to the starting line-up.
- Under 1.5 goals were scored in Atletico Madrid’s last four league games
- Los Rojiblancos are eyeing their eight consecutive win in all competitions
- Under 2.5 goals were netted in Atletico’s last five matches in CL
- Bayern Munich scored 4+ goals in four of their last five home matches in CL
- Atletico won last six games without conceding
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid betting pick
Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid seem to be evenly matched at the moment and there is every chance we will see a close encounter at Allianz-Arena on Tuesday evening. The Bundesliga champions have been impressive at home ground in the elite competition this season and considering that they failed to turn their dominance into goals in the first leg, I am tempted to put my money on Pep Guardiola’s troops this time out.
Pick: Bayern Munich to win