Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Atletico Madrid play host to Club Brugge at their Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in the Champions League round 4. Los Rojiblancos failed to impress in a 2-0 loss at Jan Breydel Stadion, but it is well known that Diego Simeone’s men produce much better showings at home than on the travels. Atletico Madrid proved their worth in a 2-1 win over Girona, and the bookies see them as favourites to beat the Belgian champions as well.
Angel Correa should keep his place in the starting XI after finding the net in the last league match, while all Felipe, Llorente, and Reguilon remain on the sidelines with injuries. The Blauw-Zwart, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in Group B, but seeing that Atletico Madrid have turned their stadium into a real fortress, we predict that the visitors will return to Belgium empty-handed. Boyata and Rits should be the only absentees in the away team.
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 (Club Brugge):
Founded in 1891, Belgium giants Club Brugge are one of the most decorated football clubs in the country. Also known as Blauw-Zwart due to their Blue and Black colours, Club Brugge have been crown champions of Belgium on 14 occasions which is second to Anderlecht.
Through their long-lasting history Club Brugge have enjoyed fair amount of European success.to this day in football history Club Brugge holds the European record number of consecutive participation in the UEFA Europa league – 20. The Blauw-Zwart have reached two European finals and two semi-finals so far. What is more, Club Brugge are the only Belgian side ever to play in the final of the European Cup so far, losing to Liverpool in the 1978 season.
Two years prior, Club Brugge lost the 1976 UEFA Cup Final to the same rivals. Club Brugge play their home games at the Jan Breydel Stadium, which is also home to city rivals Cercle Brugge. The two sides form a formidable rivalry contested in the Bruges Derby.