Atletico Madrid With Work to Do Against Bayern Munich

    Atlético Madrid vs Bayern München Preview 01/12/2020

    30 Nov 2020 | Champions League | Preview
    Atletico Madrid With Work to Do Against Bayern Munich
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    We have reached the 5th round of fixtures in the group stage of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. One of the most anticipated fixtures on Tuesday night is between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

    The hosts begin the match in second place in the group on 5 points while the visitors our top and have already secured qualification to the knockout stages.

    Atletico Madrid come into the game having secured a narrow 1-0 victory away at Valencia in La Liga on the weekend. Atletico Madrid won the match courtesy of an own goal with 11 minutes of the game remaining and they are currently second in La Liga, with two games in hand on the leaders, Real Sociedad.

    That result means Atletico Madrid are undefeated in their last 8 matches in all competitions. They have won 6 of those 8 games but the two matches they failed to win have both come in the Champions League against Lokomotiv Moscow.

    Having been held to a 1-1 draw in Russia, Atletico Madrid could not breakdown Lokomotiv Moscow last week and the match ended in a 0-0 draw.

    Trends show Atletico Madrid have won only 1 of their last 6 Champions League matches but they have not suffered any defeats in their 6 most recent home games in the competition. They have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 5 home Champions League matches.

    Bayern Munich travel to Madrid having defeated Stuttgart 3-1 away from home in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The German champions found themselves 1-0 down after 20 minutes but came back with two goals before half-time.

    Bayern Munich sealed the points thanks to a goal by Douglas Costa in the 87th minute. That result means Bayern Munich remain 2 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

    They have also secured their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League having won all 4 of their matches in the competition this season. In the reverse fixture against Atletico Madrid in Germany, Bayern Munich ran out comfortable 4-0 winners and that set them on their way in this group.

    Trends show Bayern Munich are on an excellent winning run in the Champions League having recorded 15 straight victories in the competition. They have won by 2 or more goals 10 of their last 12 Champions League games.

    Team news and Atletico Madrid have several players unavailable including Manu Sanchez, Lucas Torreira, Hector Herrera, Luis Suarez, and Sime Vrsaljko. There are also doubts over the fitness of striker Diego Costa.

    Bayern Munich will be without the suspended Marc Roca following his red card. Corentin Tolisso, Joshua Kimmich, and Alphonso Davies are among those on the treatment table.

    The result of this fixture could be dependent on the starting XI selected by Bayern Munich. If they were to pick the strongest team, we would expect to see the Germans come away with a narrow, one goal victory. If they opt to rest key players, it will give Atletico Madrid an opportunity to take something from the match.

    Predictions for Champions League

    Home team - Away team Tip
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    Bayern MünchenLokomotiv Moscow
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    1
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    RB SalzburgAtlético Madrid
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    2
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    Real MadridMönchengladbach
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    X
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    Inter MilanoShakhtar Donetsk
    09/12/2020 20:00
    1

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