10/21/20 3 pm
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Bayern Munich is hosting Atletico Madrid at Allianz Arena In round 1 in the UEFA Champions League.
Bayern is in great form, and more importantly, Lewandowski is scoring a ton of goals. After winning 5 trophies in just a matter of months, Bayern will look to do the same this season, but I don’t think it will be as easy for them. In their last Bundesliga game against Arminia on the road, Bayern has had 67% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and high 91% of the correct passes. Arminia didn’t stand a chance in this match, and Bayern has won this game 1:4. With 9 points, already 17 scored goals, and 8 conceded goals, Bayern is in second place in the Bundesliga standings. Lewandowski is Bayern’s leading goalscorer with 7 goals and 3 assists, while Muller added 3 goals and 4 assists. Nianzou is the only injured player for Bayern, which means Sane is ready, and he should be in the lineup for this game. Bayern still has some problems on the defensive end in this early season, and it’s understandable because they have played a lot of games in a short period of time. Bayern is one of the best teams in the world, they play the best soccer, and they are scoring a lot of goals. Bayer is certainly the biggest favorite to win the Champions League this season, at least in my mind.
Atletico hasn’t lost any of their last 4 games, while in 2 of those games they haven’t scored or conceded a goal. In the other two games, Atletico has scored 8 goals while conceding only 1 goal. Atletico is now in 8th place with 8 points in LaLiga. Suarez is the leading goalscorer in Atletico with 3 goals, while Correa added 1 goal and 2 assists. Vrsaljko, Costa, Niguez, and Lodi are all injured, while Gimenez is still in quarantine. In their last match against Celta Vigo on the road, Atletico has had 48% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. With 1 early goal in the 6th minute and a late goal in the 95th minute, Atletico has won this match 0-2. Atletico reached the quarterfinals of this competition last season, but if they can’t find it within themselves to score more goals, I don’t see Atletico doing much better in the Champions League this season. Atletico is slowly changing their soccer DNA from the defensive to a more balanced team, but that takes time.
Bayern and Atletico have played 4 times against each other, and each team has won 2 home games. Bayern is the better team here, especially at home, and they have a lot more depth, and a lot fewer injury problems. Bayern is the favorite here, and I will take them, and the goals for a nice home win.