Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, November 4, 2019 5:53 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 5:53 PM UTC

Atletico can cause Bayer Leverkusen problems on Wednesday...
<div id=":qk"><div id=":qj"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Wednesday, November 6, at BayArena</strong></a></p><p>Atletico Madrid are one of the hardest teams in Europe to beat. They have lost just once in 15 games so far this season and that was on September 14, so they are now on an 11-match unbeaten run. They defend as if their lives depend on it, and they are blessed with dangerous attackers, so they can grind out results on a weekly basis. They battled to a 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen a couple of weeks ago, and they should be able to get a result when they visit the BayArena this week. Leverkusen suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach at the weekend and they are languishing in mid-table in the Bundesliga.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Portuguese superstar Atletico Madrid is missing for Atletico Madrid after he picked up an ankle injury a couple of weeks ago. Diego Simeone partnered Diego Costa and Angel Correa up front in a 1-1 draw with Alaves a week ago, and then replaced Costa with Alvaro Morata in their 1-1 draw away at Sevilla on Saturday. Saul Niguez, Koke and Thomas Partey are established as the midfield trio, while Thomas Lemar plays a bit higher up the pitch. First choice centre-backs Jose Gimenez and Stefan Savic are both injured, but new signing Mario Hermoso is in excellent form and Felipe is another strong defender for Simeone to call upon.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Bayer Leverkusen are blessed with plenty of superb players. Youngster Kai Havertz is widely regarded as the brightest prospect in German football, Jonathan Tah is an excellent centre-back alongside the experienced Sven Bender, and Kevin Volland is a dangerous forward. Yet things have not quite clicked for Leverkusen this season, as they have won just four of their 10 league games and they sit bottom of their Champions League group, with three defeats from three matches. They have scored just one goal in that time, and forwards Lucas Alario and Leon Bailey are misfiring, which does not augur well for a game against a stubborn defensive unit like Atletico Madrid.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>This looks like a really tricky fixture for a Bayer Leverkusen side that does not score enough goals. Atletico Madrid are dogged, determined, strong in the tackle and very difficult to break down. They restricted Leverkusen to just one shot on target when the teams met a couple of weeks ago. Atletico only had two shots on target, but Morata buried it, and that shows that their forwards are more clinical than Bayer Leverkusen’s. They really should be able to leave Germany with at least a point this week.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="William Hill">Atletico Madrid draw no bet at 1.85 (17/20) with William Hill</a></strong></p></div></div></div>
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