Place: Stadium “BayArena”, Leverkusen
Start: on the 21 th of February, Thursday 2017. Match start: 21:45 (GMT+2).
Tournament: Champions League. Play-off. 1/8 finals. First matches.
squad for match Bayer - Atletico
Bayer: Leno, - Wendell, Toprak, Tah, Henrichs, - Mehmedi, Kampl, Bender, Chalhanoglu-,Baumgartlinger, - Chicharito. Atletico: Oblak, - Filipe Luis, Godin, Savic, Juan Francisco, - Jorge Merodio, Saúl , Gabriel, Gaitan, Griezmann, Torres
One of the pairs of 1/8 finals of the Champions League consists of Bayer,Germany and Atletico, Spain. The first match will be held in Leverkusen on the 21 th of February and will start at 21:45 (GMT+2).
Bayer this season is far away from real stability. As for now, the team takes only the 9 th line in the Championship of Germany but it still has managed to get the place in the Champions League play off. During the group stage Bayer appeared to be stronger than Tottenham and CSKA. Only Monaco is ahead of Bayer. But in pair with Atletico the German club is seemed to be weak.
Last Champions League Atletico has stopped only in one step to a victory having lost the final to Real Madrid. This season Atletico isn’t such a strong team, but who knows… But the 1/8 stage during two last Champions League nearly led the team to fiasco. Two years ago Atletico has already met with Bayer during the similar tournament stage. The first match was held in Leverkusen and ended with the winning of German team in a series of penalty kicks. Last season Atletico at the 1/8 finals has experienced some troubles in a match with PSG. No goals were scored during two matches and Atletico has managed to get into the next round only due to a series of penalty kicks.
Atletico now is experiencing some troubles. It would be hard to win in Leverkusen. In our opinion the best bets on the match Bayer - Atletico will be:
Total under 2 goals 2.02
Bayer (asian handicap) 0 2.51
Interesting facts before the match Bayer - Atletico
Atletico was not able to win any of two previous meetings in Leverkusen
These clubs had played with each other 4 times. Total 2.5 goals hadn’t been taken in any of the 4 matches.