Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 06 December 2016
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
There is nothing really much for these two teams to play for in Group D, Munich are guaranteed a qualification spot, and even if they beat Bayern, they can’t take top spot of the group.
Madrid have been in fine form for their qualification stages, they are the only team to have won every game to date in their group, even more spectacular is that they have done it by just conceding one goals – but also scoring only seven. They cannot be caught, not even by their rivals in this last game of the group stages, as they are on 15 points while Munich are on nine. It remains to be seen what type of team is put out for this mid-week game, as Madrid have hopes in the La Liga domestic season to attend to, but they could take this game very easy if they so choose.
Munich are also safe, from any one chasing them for their qualifying position as Rostov are five points behind them in third. Munich cannot chase down the leaders, so the most they can hope to do is frustrate and gain a moral victory over the Spanish team by beating them at home for their fans. Munich’s problem in pushing for top spot came in the fact that they dropped a full six points in two losses through the group stages, especially their shock loss to Rostov.
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid: Previous encounter
Besides the shock loss to Rostov in Russia – after beating them 5-0 in Germany – Munich’s other loss was of course to Madrid, a close one that ended 1-0 in Spain. Carrasco the sorcerer in the first half and that loss was the first for Munich all season in all competitions.
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
The result of this game will hinge heavily on what sort of team Madrid put out – Bayern also have nothing to play for, but in front of their home ground, and with two defeats, they will want to play for pride at least. Madrid could well just coast through this game and focus their attention on their domestic league, and if that is the case, the Munich will win comfortably.
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid: Tips
Madrid have been incredibly good in defence, but defence is a thing of consistency and continuity, should a B-team be selected then you can assume that stronghold at the back will fall apart and Bayern’s proven goal scorers will go to town. Bet on there being more than 3 goals in the game.
More UEFA Champions League previews:
- Benfica vs Napoli
- Dynamo Kiev vs Besiktas
- PSG vs Ludogorets
- Manchester City vs Celtic
- Basel vs Arsenal
- PSV vs Rostov
- Barcelona vs Borussia Monchengladbach