Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich Preview

April 26, 2016 | By

BetVictor Free BetsUEFA Champions League, Semi Final 1st Leg action on Wednesday night comes from the Estadio Vicente Calderon and features Atletico Madrid versus Bayern Munich.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports Europe High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich Preview, Champions League, Semi Final 1st Leg, Wednesday 27th April 2016

Atletico Madrid made it through to this semi final stage after a very impressive 3-2 aggregate win against the mighty Barcelona and that victory will certainly have both the players and fans very confident about their chances of progressing through to the final.

Having home advantage in this 1st leg match doesn’t really suit anyone when it gets to the business end of the tournament, but Atletico Madrid must try to make the most of it as the return fixture over in Munich will definitely be a very tough game and for me the hosts will need to win this game by at least two goals and score over in Munich for them to have any chance of making the final.

Bayern Munich also made it through to this semi final stage after a 3-2 aggregate victory over Benfica, but were not as impressive winners of their quarter final showdown than Atletico Madrid in my opinion and if Bayern Munich are to have any hopes of reach the final to face either Manchester City or Real Madrid, then I do feel that they would need to score at least one or two goals in this 1st leg match to back home with them to Munich for the 2nd leg next week.

Atletico Madrid Team News:

The hosts have almost a full squad available for this game but will be without both Tiago (broken leg) and Godin (hamstring). The loss of Diego Godin from the heart of Atletico Madrid’s defence is a huge blow for the club and Jose Gimenez who looks likely to come in and replace him for this match certainly has big boots to fill.

Antoine Greizmann and Fernando Torres are the clubs top goalscorers this season with 29 goals scored between them in the Spanish Primera La Liga and both look likely to start this game up front for the hosts on Wednesday night.

Bayern Munich Team News:

The visitors will definitely be without Robben (groin) and Badstuber (ankle) for this match and also have doubts over Boateng (match fitness) and Rode (illness). Xabi Alonso and Franck Ribery were rested over the weekend, but both should start this game on Wednesday night in the midfield alongside Douglas Costa and Arturo Vidal.

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller are the clubs top goalscorer’s this season in the German Bundesliga with an impressive haul of 46 goals between them and both players look certain to lead the Bayern Munich attack in this one.

Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich Head to Head Statistics:

Wednesday night’s game from the Estadio Vincente Calderon will become only the 3rd meeting between these two clubs over the years, although this 1st leg semi final match on Wednesday night will become the first meeting since 1974 in which Bayern Munich won a replay to lift the European Cup after the first match ended up in a 1-1 draw at the Heysel Stadium.

23/02/16 UCL Bayern Munich – Atletico Madrid 0 : 0
08/03/11 UCL Atletico Madrid – Bayern Munich 0 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

6 Goals have been scored in the previous 2 matches played between the two clubs over the years, which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.00.

Although the data above is taken from 1974 it does suggest that this game on Wednesday night at the Estadio Vicente Calderon should see between 2 or 3 goals scored and this looks a good bet to get on in what will surely be a very tight game.

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Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Atletico Madrid: W W W W W

Bayern Munich: W D W W W

Atletico Madrid have a slight advantage on the recent form statistics having won all of their previous five matches played, compared to Bayern Munich who have won four and drawn one of their previous five matches played.

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Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich Match Betting Odds Market

Atletico Madrid are in great form at the moment and having managed to eliminate Barcelona from this tournament in the previous round and having home advantage for this important 1st leg affair, the hosts do look a bit overpriced at a current best price available of 21/10 with BetVictor – Receive £50 Free Bets when Registering a New Account.

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Bayern Munich are the slight favourites with the online bookmakers to win this game at a current best price avaialble of 13/8 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an Account and I can see plenty of takers at that price as Bayern Munich are no strangers to champions league success.

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Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

This is a really tough match to pick a confident winner from as from all the statistical data we have available it does seem to suggest that this match could end up either way on the night.

I did like the way Atletico Madrid went about their business in the quarter final showdown with Barcelona and now with home advantage and unbeaten in their last five games, the hosts obviously have a huge chance to inflict what would be a rare defeat for Bayern Munich in a champions league match.

However, Bayern Munich for me do seem to have slightly the stronger squad on paper and although they didn’t look as impressive with their quarter final elimination of Benfica I just feel that because they have been in this position so many times before over recent years, they do look the more likely winners for me on Wednesday night.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip for this game is going to be for Bayern Munich to return home to Munich for the 2nd leg next week having secured an important victory from this 1st leg match as with players like Lewandowski and Muller leading their attack up front, it would shock me to see Bayern not scoring at least a couple in this one.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip is going to be for Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller to score the first goal of the game which should put his team on course for a fine win over in Spain.

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