Atletico Madrid play hosts to Bayer Leverkusen at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday and the Spanish side should be clear favourites to seal a place into the Champions League quarter-finals on the night following their strong advantage from the first leg.
Atletico Madrid Match Betting News
Atletico Madrid have been a bit inconsistent this season and consequently, Los Rojiblancos have been unable to mount a genuine bit for the Spanish La Liga title this season.
However, this is not to say that Atletico have been poor and having managed to maintain a top four spot in the La Liga table, Diego Simeone’s men have also done exceedingly well in the Champions League once again during the current campaign.
After topping their group consisting of Bayern Munich, Atletico are well on their way to reach the quarter finals by establishing a 4-2 lead away from home against Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of the Round of 16.
Fernando Torres, Tiago, Gabi Fernández, Kevin Gameiro, Stefan Savic, Augusto Matias Fernandez and Bernabe are the players out injured while Filipe and Gabi Fernandez will be unavailable due to suspension.
Bayer Leverkusen Match Betting News
Bayer Leverkusen have endured a terrible campaign this term and the recent 6-2 defeat against Broussia Dortmund saw the highly-rated Roger Schmidt lose his job as manager of the club.
Tayfun Korkut has been appointed as replacement for Schmidt till the end of the season and it goes without saying that the Turk has a very big job on his hands.
Reviving Bayer’s fortunes in the Bundesliga will be the priority for Korkut but if he is able to turnaround the 4-2 deficit against Atletico Madrid in the Round of 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday – improbable as it may seem, Die Werkself will surely earn a huge boost of confidence which has been severely lacking during the current season.
Jonathan Tah, Danny Vieira da Costa, Lars Bender, Bernd Leno and Ömer Toprak are injured while Benjamin Henrichs and Hakan Calhanoglu remain unavailable due to suspension.
Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Prediction
It goes without saying that Atletico Madrid are clearly in pole position to earn qualification into the next round following their first leg exploits. Bayer are struggling at the moment and Atletico should have no problems whatsoever to get the job done on Wednesday.