Following the Champions League’s progression to 2nd round of the tournament, Group A will see Atlético Madrid host Red Bull Salzburg on their ground, Estadio Wanda Metropolitan, in Madrid on Tuesday night, 27th October 2020. The match will kick off by immediately 21:00 GMT.
Atlético Madrid, who sits in the last position in Group A with zero points after losing against Bayern Munich in the tournament-opening, is ready to lock horns with Red Bull Salzburg. They sit in the 3rd position of the table with one point on Tuesday.
The host is looking forward to making their first win after a shameful loss in their first match against Bayern Munich, playing four goals without reply. In the last match against Bayern Munich, Atlético Madrid struggled to make 42% ball possession against their opponent with six shots on goal, out of which one was on target. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, had 16 shots with five on target. Kingsley was the one who scored the first and the last goals for his team in the 28th and 72nd minute of the game, while Leon Goretzka and Corentin Tolisson took the game to the next level, scoring other two goals in the 41st and 66th minute of the game respectively.
Red Bull Salzburg played a stalemate against Lokomotiv Moscow in their first match of the tournament on Wednesday, 21st October, playing two against 2. In the challenging 90 minutes game, Red Bull Salzburg pressed their opponent with 55% and managed to make 15 shots on goals, out of which seven were on target. Dominik Szoboszlai and Zlatko Junuzović were the ones who scored for the Red Bull Salzburg on the 45th and 50th minute of the game, respectively.
This is the first game between the two sides, and the fact that the two teams are yet to make their first win in the tournament, they are likely to play the match will their last breath to make a record and encourage their fans.
Looking at the form guide of the two sides, we can see that Atlético Madrid had won two matches, drawn two and lost two matches in their last six matches while Red Bull Salzburg, on the other, has been trending with an unbeaten record in their last six matches as they had five wins and a draw.
The host will be locking horns with Real Betis on Saturday, 24th October, in a LaLiga match before meeting Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday. Red Bull Salzburg will also be meeting Austria Wien in Bundesliga on Saturday before coming in contact with Atlético Madrid.
Looking at Diego Simeone’s squad to tackle the Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday, we can see that the squad will be excluding Diego Costa, Saúl Níguez, José Giménez, and Sime Vrsaljko due to their respective injuries.
As the Red Bull Salzburg, Antoine Bernede will not be playing their next match against Atlético Madrid due to his shin injury as he is expected to return to the team in late January of next year.
Looking at the statistics between the two sides, we think Atlético Madrid should make their first win in the Champions League against Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday.
We predict a match odd of 1.62 for Atlético Madrid to gain three points against Red Bull Salzburg, 5.26 for Red Bull Salzburg to win, and 4.13 for the game to end a stalemate between the two sides.