Atletico Madrid Favourites To Win at Home Against Bayer

Published on March 14th, 2017 3:05 am EST
Bayer Leverkusen is in big trouble when they travel to Atletico Madrid for the second leg of their Champions League match on Wednesday.

Big, big trouble.

Not only did Atletico Madrid win 4-2 in the first leg of their match against Bayer Leverkusen, they also managed to score 4 road goals. As you can see, Bayer Leverkusen essentially has no shot according to the bookmakers, as here are the odds to qualify:

Atletico Madrid, 1/100
Bayer Leverkusen, 25/1

Sure, Barcelona may have pulled off the unthinkable by moving on against PSG, though they have three of the best players in the world. Bayer Leverkusen, which will be on the road on Wednesday, will have to overcome a two goal deficit on the road with a significant talent shortage compared to Atletico Madrid.

You can expect that Atletico Madrid will likely try to bury Bayer Leverkusen early on Wednesday. If they can't do that, expect them to sit back and be content to play a defensive game, as Bayer will likely have to outscore Atletico Madrid by three goals in order to advance. That doesn't seem likely, especially given the fact that Atletico Madrid has allowed just 22 goals in 27 La Liga matches so far this season.


Here are the odds for Wednesday's match:

Atletico Madrid, 13/20
Draw, 16/5
Bayer Leverkusen, 9/2

To compound Bayer's woes, they have not won in their last four games, a streak which included an embarrassing 6-2 drubbing at the hands of Borussia Dortmund.

Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, is on the upswing, having won their last two games in a row.


According to the oddsmakers, Wednesday's match should be a low scoring and tight affair

Atletico Madrid Wins 1-0, 13/2
Draw 1-1, 13/2
Atletico Madrid Wins 2-1, 7/1
Atletico Madrid Wins 2-0, 7/1
Atletico Madrid Wins 3-1, 11/1

There have been some unexpected results during this year's Champions League action and an outright miracle (Barcelona vs PSG), though don't expect more of the same in this match, as Atletico Madrid should easily advance.

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