Bayer Levekusen play hosts to Atletico Madrid at the BayArena in a Champions League Round of 16 encounter on Tuesday and the match should prove to be a very competitive fixture.
Bayer Leverkusen Match Betting News
Bayer Levekusen have been very disappointing in the German Bundesliga during the current campaign and are currently languishing in 8th place in the table.
It looks like Leverkusen might not be able to earn a Champions League spot through a league finish this season but as a positive; Roger Schmidt’s men currently remain active participants in Europe’s elite club competition.
Leverkusen did very well to qualify from their tough group, going unbeaten but the knockout stages of the Champions League is certainly a completely different kettle of fish and with a tie against favourites Atletico Madrid in the Round of 16 up next, progressing further in the competition will be very difficult.
Jonathan Tah, Admir Mehmedi and Lars Bender are the players who look set to miss the encounter due to injuries.
Atletico Madrid Match Betting News
Atletico Madrid may not have been able to mount a genuine bid to claim the La Liga title this season but they have been extremely impressive in the Champions League once again.
Topping a group consisting of Bayern Munich with relative ease, Atletico now have their sights on going all the way in the competition following a number of near misses in recent years and the Spanish side have to be considered one of the favourites this season.
The brilliant Diego Simeone is a master of cup competitions and his side will surely be well prepared to navigate what should be a tricky Round of 16 tie against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.
Jan Oblak, Tiago, Diego Godin, Augusto Matias Fernandez, Bernabé and Juanfran are the players struggling with injuries for Atletico ahead of the clash.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid Match Prediction
Bayer squared off against Atletico in the knockout rounds of the Champions League two seasons ago and it was the Spaniards who prevailed on penalty shootouts following two very closely fought encounters.
The matchup between the two sides on Tuesday looks set to be a similarly tight affair but with Leverkusen struggling at the moment; it would be fair to back Atletico to claim an advantage on the night.