Atletico Madrid hosts Bayer Leverkusen
Atletico Madrid hosts Bayer Leverkusen at the Wanda Metropolitano in a game from Group D of the Champions League. Let’s examine this clash in the Spanish capital in our Champions League predictions for today.
Atletico Madrid started their participation in the group phase of the competition with one win and one draw. After sharing the points with Juventus in the opening round, Los Colchoners enjoyed their first win in the group. Diego Simeone’s boys visited Lokomotiv Moscow in the Russian capital and achieved a 2-0 win. Both goals were scored after the break when Joao Felix and Thomas Partey scored for the Spaniards.
Meanwhile on Saturday Atletico made their third consecutive draw in La Liga. Los Colchoners hosted Valencia, but only won a point after a 1-1 draw. Diego Costa opened the score for Atleti, but Parejo equalised for Los Che.
The bad news for the manager Simeone is the injury which Joao Felix suffered on the pitch. The Portuguese wonderkid won’t be on the pitch for two or three weeks.
Bayer Leverkusen are currently at the bottom of the group standings with 0 points won so far. In their first two matches the German suffered defeats against Lokomotiv Moscow and Juventus. In these two matches Leverkusen scored only one goal and conceded five.
In their previous Champions League game Peter Bosz’ boys visited Juventus at the Allianz Stadium and got beaten with 0-3. In the second half Bosz tried some changes, but the inclusion of Amiri, Paulinho and Sinkgraven didn’t change much.
Atletico Madrid are red hot favourites against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday, we believe in our Champions League predictions for today. Los Colchoneros are bit struggling in La Liga, but they are moving well in the Champions League. We think that they arre going to qualify for the knockout phase, because they are one of the two strongest teams in the group.