Live Streaming: Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid (Champions League)
The matchday 6 fixture between Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid might look like a formality on paper as the La Liga side are already confirmed as group winners and the Bundesliga giants on second place has no chance to catch them. However, both teams could come out with strong elevens as there are some record they are eyeing on.
Atletico Madrid have won their 5 group games so far and another win against Bayern will make them the 7th team in Champions League history to win all their group games. Bayern on the other hand, will be looking to extend their winning run at home in the Champions League to 15 games.
Bayern Munich were humbled by the Russian minnows FC Rostov with a 3-2 win on matchday 5. While Atletico defeated Dutch side PSV Eindhoven 2-0 at home to seal the knockout ticket as group winners.
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head stats
The first leg clash ended in a 1-0 win for Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon, courtesy of a first half goal from Yannick Carrasco. They had a chance to extend the lead in the second half, but Antoine Griezmann missed from the penalty spot.
The teams also met on last edition’s semi-final, and Madrid got the better of Bayern on away goal rule after the aggregate over two legs were tied at 2-2. Atletico won 1-0 at home, but lost 2-1 in the second leg in Munich.
It is worth to take a look at Bayern’s overall record at home against Spanish La Liga sides. They had won 17 and drew 5 out of the 24 matches so far, losing just twice.
Atletico Madrid visited Germany to take on Bundesliga sides on 17 occasions. They had managed 5 wins and 3 draws, losing 9.
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Bayern Munich are back to winning ways after going without a win in three consecutive matches in all fixture. However, they are still way behind their usual best and largely struggled to keep clean sheets this season. Atletico have already confirmed their place as group winners and they are also not in very good shape. They were held to a goal-less draw in the weekend by Espanyol and next up is a tough trip to Villarreal. Expect Simeone to rest some key players and this will play straight into the hands of the hosts. As a result of the above analysis, our pick for this match is Bayern to win with both teams getting on the score-sheet.