Betting. Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen [15.03.17] : Die Werkself are doomed

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Betting. Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen [15.03.17] : Die Werkself are doomed

Champions League

Round of 16, return leg


Bet: Total Goals by Home Team over 2

Despite sports betting experts’ criticism for the poor performance in La Liga, where Atletico occupy only the third position (with 10 points deficit from the leader), Madrid are very convincing in the Champions League. After winning their group, los Colchoneros made a very successful trip to Leverkusen in the first leg of the playoff round. They scored 4 goals conceding 2. The betting companies notice that in between Champions League battles Madrid lost to Barcelona (1-2) and drew with Deportivo (1-1), but then they bounced back with the wins over Valencia (3-0) and Granada (1-0).

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Bayer Leverkusen go through the difficult times at this moment. The sports betting companies didn’t expect them to sit on the 10th position after 24 matchweeks in Bundesliga. So another two flops against Mainz (0-2) and Borussia Dortmund (2-6) triggered Roger Schmidt’s dismissal. However, under the direction of Tayfun Korkut Leverkusen didn’t improve much as they drew with a struggling Werder Bremen. Thus, being in bad conditions, Bayer’s chances to upset Atletico are estimated low on the betting markets.

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Before choosing a bet you should take into account the fact that Atletico have won 6 of their last 7 Champions League matches. In addition, Simeone’s side are almost invincible at home. Leverkusen have nothing to do, but going all out for the victory. They need 3 goals to go through this stage, but if their attacking power is unquestionable, their defense is too weak and inconsistent. The betting experts remind that suspended Luis and Gabi and injured Tiago and Fernandez will miss out for los Colchoneros. Torres and Gameiro remain doubts. At the same time Leverkusen will miss Calhanoglu, Tah and Bender.

The bookmakers don’t believe Bayer can reach the quarterfinal: Madrid to go through – 1,01, Bayer to go through – 21,00. As for the return leg: Atletico – 1,67, Draw – 4,15, Bayer – 5,40. It is recommended to bet on “Total Goals by Home Team over 2” (2,22). Besides, the bet “Madrid or Draw and Total Goals over 2,5” (2,11). Finally, there is a good option “Asian handicap Atletico Madrid -0,75” (1,80).