After an exciting first leg, Athletico Madrid now head over to Bayern Munich where they will play their second leg match. This game is perfectly set up since both teams are in it with Bayern Munich slightly behind. That being said, they are in front of their home crowd and for the German side that is a massive boost since they have been dominating teams at home for quite some time now.
Athletico scored an early winner at home a week ago and this time around they will know that a draw will be enough to get them through to the next stage of the competition. This side also managed to prevent an away goal so a 1 goal loss will not see them eliminated in normal time at the least. These factors play right into Athletico Madrid’s game plan since they are extremely good at parking the bus and I think they will do that again.
Bayern Munich on the other hand will come out firing since they know nothing but a convincing win will see them eliminated. It is important that Bayern don’t concede a goal since that will give Athletico an advantage with the away goal rule meaning a 2 goal win will be necessary for them to progress. I think this might be a little too tough for the Germans here since Athletico know how to grind draws against bug teams and I think they can do it again.
All in all, this will be a tight game with Athletico parking the bus. Bayern will have a tough job of breaking the defense down but if any team can, it is them. I am expecting a 2-1 win for Bayern as a result here which sees Athletico go through to the next stage of the tournament. We are getting a good price on Athletico to go through as our bet so that will also be my bet for this game.