Atletico Madrid vs. Bayer Leverkusen
September 13, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Bayer Leverkusen +170 / Atletico Madrid +160 // Total: 2.5
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Bayer Leverkusen and Atlético Madrid face off on Tuesday in a Champions League Group B showdown at BayArena.
Atlético Madrid currently sits in 1st place in Group B having picked up three points. Atlético Madrid faced off against Porto in the first game of the Champions League, and they were able to win 2-1. Atlético Madrid scored a goal in the 91st and 101st minute to secure a victory. They also gave up a goal in the 96th minute by penalty. Atlético Madrid had three shots on target and that led to the victory. Atlético is really banged up heading into this game, and they will be missing Stefan Savic and Sergio Reguilon. Hermoso is expected to move into the starting lineup in this game.
Bayer Leverkusen is currently tied for 3rd place in the standings, having picked up zero points. Bayer Leverkusen faced off against Club Brugge, and they couldn’t get on the board, and they were defeated 1-0. Leverkusen had 53 percent of the possession and only three shots on target. They faced off against Hertha over the weekend, and they played to a 2-2 draw. They are really banged up heading into this game, and they are missing Karim Bellarabi, Andrey Lunev, Amine Adli, and Florian Wirtz. Charles Aranguiz is also expected to move into the starting lineup, and they are going to need him to have a big game in this one.
The better team in this matchup is Atlético Madrid, and they are going to find plenty of success in this game. Look for Luverkusen’s defense to be an issue, and that will be the difference as Atlético is going to get the job done. Back Atlético on the money line to cash.