Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions
Peter Bosz’s Bayer Leverkusen welcome Atletico Madrid to the Bay Arena on Wednesday night for their Champions League Group D matches. Bayer are rock bottom of the group and for the remainder of matches are playing for pride really, Atletico meanwhile are level with group leaders Juventus and will need the three points here to keep apace with the Old Lady. Spanish teams don’t tend to do well in Germany, can Atletico buck the trend and what’s the value pick? Read on to find out.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions: Bayer
Bayer are on a bad run of form, they’ve only won one out of five most recent matches in all competitions. At the Bay Arena their record is a little better, winning two, drawing two and losing just one. However, as mentioned above, they’ve not won a single match in the Champions League this campaign where they’ve scored just one and conceded six.
Bayer are now 10th in the Bundesliga and there’s much pressure on Bosz to get Bayer back up the table with the Champions League now being seen as a distraction. As the bottom team in the group though they’ll be playing for pride and will go out to try and get something against an Atletico side who don’t score many on the road
In team news just Lars Bender is a doubt so at least Bosz has a full squad to choose from.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions: Atletico
Diego Simeone’s side have only lost one match from the 15 they’ve played so far this season. However, they’ve been drawing far too many games of late and have been very goal shy as well. Joao felix is injured and Diego Costa has only scored two goals all season, but Alvaro Morota has found some form, scoring four goals in Atletico last four matches.
As we know they’re an incredibly tough team to beat and will no doubt set up to counter Bayer. They’ll be more than happy to take a 0-1 win from this match, something of an Atletico speciality, however, they’ve not been killing off teams in the league of late so that’s a slight worry. In the CL though Atletico are on of the best in the business, of their last eight CL matches, they’ve lost just one.
As mentioned striker Felix is still out, defenders Jose Gimenez and Stefan Savic are still out too with injuries but neither have featured in a few weeks
Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions: Stats
In Bayer’s five most recent matches, they’ve won one, drawn one and lost three. Over 2.5 goals has occurred in 3/5, BTTS has also landed in 3/5.
In Atletico’s five most recent matches, they’ve won two and drawn three. Over 2.5 goals has occurred in 0/5, while BTTS has landed in 3/5.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions: Tips and Predictions
The Asian Handicap line opened at 0.25 and has moved to 0 as the market was heavily favouring the home side, the prices now are Bayer 0 at 2.09, Atletico 0 at 1.85. If you’d like to learn more about Asian Handicap betting, click here.
The goal line opened at 2.25 and hasn’t moved much. If you’d like to learn more about betting on Asian Goal lines, click here.
The value here is with the away side, really they should be priced around 2.20 so getting them at 2.55 is great value. However, with them drawing so many lately let’s err on the side of caution and take them on the AH line of 0. So our pick is Atletico 0 at 1.85.