Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen: UEFA Champions League - Preview and Prediction
Atletico Madrid will play Bayer Leverkusen in the third week of the Champions League Group D match at the Wanda Metropolitano this Tuesday.
With home advantage, Atletico Madrid are the favourites to collect all three points in this match. On the other side, Bayer Leverkusen are currently at the bottom of the standings after two losses.
Head to head
- Their last meeting ended in a goalless draw.
- Both teams have scored only once in the previous four matches.
- Four of their last six meetings ended in a draw.
The home team seems to be finding itself in troubled waters since the start of the season, as most of their games have ended in a draw.
However, Atletico still compete for the top spot in Group D with Juventus who currently lead the standings only on goal difference.
Diego Simeone's squad are also confident as they haven't lost any home match this season.
Nevertheless, Atletico will not see their young star Joao Felix on the field this time. In a match against Valencia, the Portuguese striker had a problem with his ankle after a collision with Dani Parejo, and was pulled out on 78th minute.
Atletico, eventually had to play with 10 players, as they already had completed their quota of substitutions. After getting information from the team doctor, Simeone revealed that Felix's injury seemed to be quite serious.
On the other hand, Bayer Leverkusen have been hit by a sharp decline which has seen them win only twice in their last seven matches in all competitions.
The away side also lost in its two previous Champions League matches, with the last defeat having come at the hands of Juventus by three goals to nil.
In addition, Bayer Leverkusen have never had good results in any of their three previous visits to this stadium.
Hence, with almost all factors favouring the Spanish giant, it is safe to say that Atletico would bring home all three points this time.
Score Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Bayer Leverkusen