Atletico Madrid 0-0-1, Red Bull Salzburg 0-1-0
10/27/20 4 pm
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Atletico Madrid is hosting Red Bull Salzburg at Wanda Metropolitano in round 2 in the UEFA Champions League.
Atletico is playing in solid form in LaLiga, and they are still undefeated after 5 games, but they haven’t had a good time in their first Champions League game against Bayern last week. Atletico Madrid has had 42% of ball possession in that game, 1 shot on goal, 7 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. Atletico has lost this match 4-0, but there is nothing to worry about because there isn’t a team out there that can beat Bayern at this time. Vrsaljko, Costa, and Niguez are all injured, and they will miss this Champions League match. Atletico has been the best team in LaLiga so far, and not only they have been among the best offensive team in LaLiga with 10 scored goals, but they have also conceded only 1 goal in the first 5 games of the season. Atletico Madrid is yet to score a goal in the Champions League, but they are a good team, they are playing good soccer, and I see them getting to that 2nd place to advance past the group stage.
Red Bull hasn’t lost any of their last 10 games while winning 8 of those 10 games. In the Austrian Bundesliga, Salzburg is in 1st place with 15 points, and they have scored 19 goals in their first 5 games of the season. Diarra, Bernede, and Diakite are injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. In their Champions League match against Lokomotiv Moscow at home, Salzburg was the better team with 54% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 76% of the correct passes. Salzburg was losing 0-1, but they turned the game around, and they were leading 2-1 in the 50th minute. Salzburg wasn’t able to stop all the Lokomotiv’s attacks, and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. Szoboszlai and Januzovic have each scored 1 goal for Salzburg in the Champions League, while Januzovic and Daka each added 1 assist. Salzburg reached the Europa League knockout stage, but they lost to Eintracht Frankfurt. Salzburg has won the Austrian Bundesliga last season while scoring an impressive 110 goals, but they still had to go through the Champions League qualifications. Salzburg is a good team, but Bayern and Atletico are the favorites of this group, while Salzburg will be fighting for that third place that leads to the Europa League.
Atletico and Salzburg have never played against each other in the past, but Atletico is coming as the favorite in this match. Salzburg is a solid team, in great form, but I just don’t see Atletico losing twice in a row in the Champions League, especially at home.