Betting. Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich [28.09.16] : the South Star will not rise in Madrid

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UEFA Champions League

Group D


Bet: Total Goals under 2,5

Having squandered 4 points in the first 2 matches of the new season in La Liga, Atletico Madrid got really angry. As it was predicted by betting experts, the draws with two new-comers Alaves (1-1) and Leganes (0-0) made Madrid motivated. In the next 2 fixtures Los Colchoneros tore apart Celta (4-0) and Sporting (5-0). Moreover, Diego Simeone’s side managed to grab a point in a tough game in Barcelona (1-1). Finally, confirming all sports betting predictions they overcame Deportivo (1-0). As for the Champions League tournament, the last-year runner-up gained a hard-fought win in Eindhoven (1-0).

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Under the direction of the new coach Carlo Ancelotti Bayern Munich remains a leader of the German football. At first, as it was conjectured by sports betting companies, the Bavarians won a national Super Cup. Then they continued to dominate over their rivals taking maximum points in the first 5 matches in Bundesliga. Unlike their opponent from Madrid, the Star of the South has also made a very convincing start in the Champions League. Considered as a favorite by betting, they beat a debutant Rostov (5-0).

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While choosing a bet you should take into account the fact that Atletico and Bayern lock horns for a second consecutive season. In spring these two clubs met in the Champions League semi-final. As we all remember Atleti made it to the final match beating the Bavarians at home (1-0) and suffering an away defeat (1-2). As for their current form, it should be mentioned that both teams are well-prepared for this battle and have an impressive goal-scoring statistics. In 6 games Simeone’s side has scored 12 goals allowing 2 while Ancelotti’s teams has scored 15 allowing only 1 in 5 games. Thus, the sports betting experts pay attention to the fact that both teams have a solid defense and will play carefully.

On the basis of the above analysis and head-to-head statistics, it is fair that the bookmakers do not name a clear favorite, although an away team has a small advantage: Atletico Madrid – 3,15, Draw – 3,25, Bayern Munich – 2,50. With Carlo Ancelotti Bayern is playing in a more pragmatic way than earlier. Also, given the fact that defense is one of the strongest points of these two teams it is recommended to bet either on “Total Goals under 2,5” (1,61) or on “Total Goals under 2,25” (1,79). Apart from that, you can try to bet on “Atletico Madrid (draw – no bet)” (2,17) as Atleti’s last home loss dates back to the 27th of January.