Here is our exclusive Bayern vs Atletico match preview. The Champions of 2019-20 UEFA Champions League FC Bayern Munchen will be in action today against their Group A opponent Atletico Madrid. Bayern Munchen has won their second Intercontinental Treble last season under the guidance of Hansi Flick and fans will expect the team can carry on this form.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid, who are known for their compact defensive approach will surely try to spoil the Initial journey of the Champions. Diego Simeone is keen to get a result from this match surely. Without any doubt, it can be said that Simeone will play a massive role today for Atletico to take this match in their hand.
Bayern vs Atletico Match Preview: Team news and Expected Lineup
From the Bayern vs Atletico match preview, we are aware of the present scenario of both the clubs. Let’s jump into the current situation of both the squads.
Bayern Munich has some injury problems. Leroy Sane, Young defender Tanguy Nianzou, and Chris Richards are out from this game due to injury problems. Also, regular Right Winger Serge Gnabry will miss the match as he has been tested positive for Covid-19. Jerome Boateng is also doubtful for this match due to his Ligament damage in Thumb. Apart from this, there are no serious injuries or suspension issues.
Hansi Flick is expected to go with an unchanged team and only Douglas Costa and Coman will be at the wing as Gnabry is affected with Covid-19. Form of Robert Lewandoski and Thomas Muller will surely give Hansi Flick a sigh of relief. Here is their expected lineup.
Atletico has some injury concerns as Diego Costa is injured and will not be available for this match. Also, some big names like Jose Maria Gimenez, Renan Lodi, Sime Vrsaljiko are doubtful for this match. In midfield, Saul may not start the game too.
As many of the big names are missing Atletico may go for a somewhat different line-up. Luis Suarez may team up with Joao Felix and Lucas Torreira may get the opportunity to start his first Champions League game as an Atletico player. Also, Koke, Llorente may start too. Here is their expected lineup.
Recent form and Records
Bayern – L W W W W
Atletico – W D D W
Head to Head
Bayern and Atletico met each other four times in Champions League before. Both teams have won two matches in those meetings.
A tactical fight can be expected between two managers from this match. Basically, this game will be Bayern’s front line vs Atletico’s defense. But keeping the current form and team quality in mind it can be said the match might end up 3-2 in favor of the Champions. A close match can be expected surely. The team who can hold their nerve may get their desired result from this match.
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