Allianz Arena is set to be ablaze as Bayern Munich host Atletico Madrid to open a new season of the UEFA Champions League. The match between the two teams is set to kick off by immediately 20:00 GMT on Wednesday, 21st October 2020.
Bayern Munich, the 2019/2020 season champion, is looking forward to adding the visiting team to the victory list as they lock horns with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday on their ground.
Flashing back to the League’s last season, we can see that Bayern Munich’s performance was outstanding in the tournament defeating Paris Saint-Germain in the final playing a precious goal without reply. Thanks to Kingsley Coman, who netted-in the precious goal in the 59th-minute of the match, leading to Bayern Munich’s victory.
However, even though the host seems like hotcakes this season, the visiting team can be a severe threat to their championship.
Looking at The Bavarians’ last game against Arminia Bielefeld on 17th October 2020, Bayern Munich defeated their opponent at home playing four against 1. In the match, the visiting team pressed Arminia with 62%, with 15 shots on goals, ten were on target. Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski made 4 out of the shots on target productive as they scored two goals each. As for The Mattress Makers, they defeated Celta Vigo in their last match, playing two goals to reply with a reply from the host. Although the host tried their best as they possessed Atletico Madrid with 59%, their efforts were not productive. The visiting team had four shots on target, out of which two led to a good result as Luis Suarez scored the first goal and Yannick Carrasco, the second.
According to the form guide of the two teams, we can see that Bayern Munich has been trending as they have won 5 matches and lost one match only while Atletico Madrid has won 2 matches, drawn three and lost one match in their last six matches.
Taking a brief look at the head-to-head statistics of the two teams in the UEFA Champions League, we can see that they had only four meetings, in which they shared the wins 50-50. In their last meeting on 6th December 2016, Bayern Munich won the game playing one goal without a reply from their opponent.
The host is likely to stick to their 4-2-3-1 lucky-charm-formation strategy to tackle their visitors in their next match.
It is not an overstatement when you hear Bayern Munich has the best striker in the universe. The team is loaded with dangerous forwards like Muller, Sane, Gnabry, and Robert Lewandowski. Despite the absence of Nicolas Feldhahn, Malik Tillman, and Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi, the team is still loaded with the player to do the job. The visiting team is likely to use the defensive 4-4-2 formation strategy against the host to stop their opponent from scoring. The team’s significant forwards, Luis Suarez and Joao Felix will be available to battle the host on Wednesday. Atletico Madrid’s defense is also solid with Felipe, Savic, Lodi, and Trippier, but saying that there won’t be a goal from the host is easier said than done.
According to the statistics above, we think the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League winner will likely add their opponent to their victory list playing three against 1.
We predict a match odd of 1.58 for Bayern Munich to win, 5.90 for Atletico Madrid to win, and 4.30 for them to play a stalemate.