Bayern Munich starts off their Champions League defense on a high note against side Atletico Madrid. The match schedules for Wednesday at the Allianz Arena with kickoff at 8 pm.
Atletico Madrid will avoid a second successive loss to a Bundesliga opposition after their loss to RB Leipzig in the quarter-finals of the previous Champions League campaign.
Bayern is far from their best form, especially after their impressive run in the previous champion’s league campaign. The side had only three weeks before the start of the Bundesliga and a two international break.
Han Flick is yet to have a proper training session with the camp with injury woes raging through them. The side has to contend without the services of Thiago Alcantara and Philip Countinho. However, new reinforcements in Leroy Sane, Douglas Costa, and Chippo Moutin are likely to add more attacking strength.
Diego Simone also witnessed a poor start to the new campaign with losses to Huesca and Villareal. Simone started on a sad note after losing talisman Thomas Partey at the midfield’s heart to Arsenal.
Luis Suarez is settling in well at Wanda Metropolitano with already chipping three goals and assisting in his last four appearances. He is a living testimony of Bayern’s threat following their 8-2 loss that forced him out of Camp Nou.
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid Head to Head
Both sides have four games against each other, with Bayern picking two wins and Atletico with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Armenia Bielefeld 1- 4 Bayer Munich
FC Duren 0-3 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 4-3 Hertha BSC
Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Bayern Munich
1899 Hoffenheim 4-1 Bayern Munich
Celta Vigo 0-2 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Villarreal
Huesca 0-0 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid 6-1 Granada
Bayern Munich Team News
Hans Flick will face a hard task finding who to start on the left flank with Kingsley Coman and Douglas Costa available for selection. Lewandowski will lead the attacking line with many options available in the midfield.
Atletico Madrid Team News
After an impressive debut against Celta Vigo, Lucas Torreira might start on Wednesday in the Champions League. Marco Llorente might get the nod of Correa with Simone looking for a defensive setup.
Prediction and Odds
With both teams not up to par with their best form, we expect a hard-fought battle this Wednesday.
Bayern Munich Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5