Atletico – Dortmund, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ATLETICO MADRID - BORUSSIA DORTMUND
Atletico was shocked by Dortmund in the last round and Simeone suffered his worst loss in the history of the club since he was appointed of Los Colchoneros. The issues for Atletico were great, but this is especially true in the team’s visits this season. They have won only 1 of the last 5 away games, which was the struggling 0-1 against Sant Andreu for the Copa Del Rey and this is an opponent in the lower divisions. In their home games, however, Atletico is quite another team. They have had 5 wins and 1 draw at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano and have conceded only 2 goals here. It is usually very difficult for a team to break the defense of Los Colchoneros ,when they are in front of their fans. However, Atletico is likely to qualify, but if they do not defeat Dortmund in this game, they will find it hard to get to the top spot.
Dortmund will not go for a draw, but this is probably the result they would shake hands for before the start of the match. They have nothing more to prove in this group. They certainly will not win this game by 4-0, but will definitely make life difficult for Atletico again. Still, the Germans have an important match in the Bundesliga over the weekend, to which they may be paying special attention and that will have an impact. Der Klassiker at Signal Iduna Park with Bayern on Sunday and this is the first derby with the Bavarians, in which Dortmund actually enters as a favorite. Still, Borussia’s series withouth a loss is now 18 games as most of these games have been wins.
We expect a more closed match without so many chances. Atletico will try to get tricky result with the familiar 1-0, which Simeone can do to perfection. Meanwhile, Dortmund will not rush into an crazy attack, but they will wait for their chance. Our prediction is Under 3.0 goals Asian goal line at 1.52 and in case of 3 goals in the match, the bet is returned and our alternative option is Under 2.5 goals at 1.93 if you are looking for a higher odds. At this stage in the groups teams are already starting to make some plans about certain results and at this stadium we rarely see goal shows. We expect a minimal 1-0 win for Atletico or a 1-1 draw.
ATLETICO TEAM NEWS
Godin (10/1 D), Savic (5/0 D), Koke (10/1 M), Lemar (11/2 M) and Costa (8/0 F) are out
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
Gotze (3/1 M) is under question. Diallo (8/1 D) and Schmelzer (5/0 D) are out