Leverkusen currently lies in the relegation zone and are in horrendous form both domestically and in Europe. The German club have lost 4 out of the 6 matches in the Bundesliga and began their Champions League campaign with a loss against Club Brugge. Considering the caliber of players Leverkusen possess, their current state of form is shocking and they need to turn things around quickly.
On the other hand, Atletico have been in a great run of form and come from a 4-1 win against Celta. In their previous Champions League clash, Atletico managed to pull through with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Porto. As of now, Diego Simeone’s side looks solid with their traditional defensive style of play and are not shy of scoring either.
|Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid
|Tuesday, 13th Sept 2022
|8:45 PM (CET)
Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid Broadcast Details
Viewers can watch this match live on BT Sport, Canal+, and beIN SPORTS.
Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid H2H stats and team betting odds
Atletico have a decent record against Leverkusen winning three out of the eight times the two teams have faced other while Leverkusen have two victories over the Madrid side and will be looking to level the stats.
On their previous meeting back in 2019, the match ended in a 2-1 victory for the German outfit. Though, Atletico will be looking to take revenge and will need to step up their game.
Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid: Players to watch out
Joao Felix is yet to open his goal tally but he has already provided 3 assists and has been brilliant when it comes to linking up with his teammates and creating opportunities. Atletico’s defensive tactics do restrict his goal-scoring prowess but he does not shy away from his duties. His intelligent off-the-ball work and his technical ability while dropping back allow his teammates to shine.
Antoine Griezmann has been a key player under Diego Simeone and his presence on the field always results in flourishing the players around him. Although he has rarely started and often comes on as a substitute, the Frenchman has 3 goals to his name and has formed a formidable partnership alongside Joao Felix and Alvaro Morata. Antoine Griezmann will once again be looking to get on the scoresheet against Leverkusen.
Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid: Predicted Line-Up
Leverkusen: Lukas Hradecky; Mitchel Bakker, Edmond Tapsoba, Jonathan Tah, Jeremie Frimpong; Robert Andrich, Charles Aranguiz; Moussa Diaby, Kerem Demirbay, Callum Hudson-Odoi; Patrik Schick
Atletico Madrid: Ivo Grbic; Reinildo, Axel Witsel, Jose Gimenez; Nahuel Molina, Yannick Carrasco, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Thomas Lemar; Joao Felix, Alvaro Morata
Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid: Who is going to Win this match?
Atletico have been putting in great performances as of late, however, they need to work hard in the next few weeks if they hope to progress to the knockout rounds. Atletico will be hoping for theur key players to shine and show moments of individual brilliance.
On the other hand, Bayer Leverkusen are in dire need to step up and find form and fight for their place if they wish to qualify for the next round of the champions league.
Nevertheless, Atletico Madrid are the better team compared to Leverkusen and should be able to win this game.
Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid: Team News
- Injury: Amine Adli, Florian Wirtz, Karim Bellarabi. Andrey Lunev
- Doubtful: Exequiel Palacios
- Unavailable: None
- Injury: Stefan Savic, Jan Oblak, Sergio Reguilon
- Doubtful: None
- Unavailable: Felipe