It has been just over two months since Bayern Munich lifted the prestigious UEFA Champions League trophy. Now we are back to the first round of the UEFA Champions League.
The UCL kicks off tonight and we already have some exciting clashes on the cards. Manchester United vs PSG and Chelsea vs Sevilla are the matches to watch out for tonight.
Bayern Munich will host Atletico Madrid at the Allianz arena on Wednesday in their first group stage match of the Champions League. Bayern Munich head into the clash after a 4-1 victory over Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga.
Atletico Madrid, on the other hand defeated Celta Vigo 2-0 this Saturday in La Liga. They would head into the clash with confidence as their new signing Luis Suarez has been impressive with his performances off late.
Historically speaking the Spanish and German sides have equal wins from their clashes in the past. Out of the 4 games where these two sides played, Bayern managed to win 2 and Atletico Madrid managed to win 2 games.
Their last meeting was in the 2016 Champions League group stages. Robert Lewandowski’s single goal made the difference as Bayern Munich took three points from the narrow 1 – 0 victory over Atletico Madrid.
Bayern Munich last 4 games: WLWW
Atletico Madrid last 4 games: WDDW
Bayern Munich predicted lineup: Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies, Corentin Tolisso, Leon Goretzka, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski and Douglas Costa
Atletico Madrid predicted lineup: Jan Oblak, Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic, Felipe, Renan Lodi, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, Koke, Lucas Torreira, Saul, Luis Suarez and Marcos Llorente
Bayern will look forward to start their new UCL campaign strong as they would hope to defend the title this season. However the exit of Thiago Alcantara, Ivan Perisic and Philippe Coutinho will for sure impact the performance of Bayern Munich.
On the other hand Atletico Madrid will hope their new signing Luis Suarez performs well against Bayern which would be a befitting reply to the thumping he received when he was at Barcelona last season. We predict that both the sides will take one point from the clash.
We predict the score line to be Bayern Munich 1 – 1 Atletico Madrid
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