Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Following a slim goalless draw with Club Brugge, Atletico Madrid will look to overtake Porto in second place in the standings when they take on Bayer Leverkusen in the penultimate group game. Los Rojiblancos face a must-win situation in Wednesday’s clash, and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field. All Thomas Lemar, Koke, and Marcos Llorente remain on the sidelines through injuries, while Alvaro Morata should keep his place in the starting XI after scoring in a 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano at the weekend.
The visitors, on the other hand, failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Porto, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on Diego Simeone’s troops, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home. Both Jeremie Frimpong and Robert Andrich are back from suspensions, while key attacker Patrick Schick has joined the likes of Charles Aranguiz, Sardar Azmoun, Exequiel Palacios, Karim Bellarabi, and Florian Wirtz in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Antoine Griezmann):
Anthony Griezmann is a French forward born on 21st March 1991 in Macon, and he is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting footballers at the moment. The pacey striker started showing his potential shortly after coming through Real Sociedad’s youth academy and he went on to score 46 goals in 179 league appearances for La Real. Excellent displays in Spanish la Liga saw him become a target for a number of top clubs, but he eventually choose to sign for Atletico Madrid, and that proved to be a very good decision.
Griezmann continued the rich vein of form at Vicente Calderon, scoring some important goals as los Colchoneros enjoyed domestic and European success, while also becoming a key member of the France national team.
Playing as a winger or second striker, Griezmann possesses impressive technical skills, he is a strong finisher and still finds time to work hard for his side, so no wonder he is widely regarded as one of the leading forwards on the continent. He won the U19 European Championship with France and is tipped to lead Les Bleus to glory on senior level as well.
Highlighted Team (Bayer Leverkusen):
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German football club from the city Leverkusen in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. The home kit of Bayer Leverkusen is black and red. The club is playing his home games in the Bay Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen started to play in the Bundesliga from season 1979/1980. In 1988 Bayer Leverkusen managed to win the UEFA Cup by beating Espanyol in the final with 1-0. In the national league Bayer Leverkusen has been the most successful in the last couple of years with the 2nd place as their best performance.
Bayer Leverkusen never managed to win the league title. The current biggest rival of Bayer Leverkusen is 1. Koln. Next to football Bayer Leverkusen has a volleyball and basketball division as well. Currently Bayer Leverkusen is one of the biggest teams in the Bundesliga. Known players that played for Bayer Leverkusen are: Michael Ballack, Rudi Voller, Lucio and Arturo Vidal.