_ap_ufes{"success":true,"siteUrl":"the4thofficial.net","urls":{"Home":"http://the4thofficial.net","Category":"http://the4thofficial.net/category/leagues/scottish-league/aberdeen/","Archive":"http://the4thofficial.net/2017/01/","Post":"http://the4thofficial.net/2017/01/sunderland-eyeing-double-swoop-everton-duo-season-changing-deal/","Page":"http://the4thofficial.net/how-to-submit-an-article/","Attachment":"http://the4thofficial.net/?attachment_id=31022","Nav_menu_item":"http://the4thofficial.net/2016/10/fpl/","Wpcf7_contact_form":"http://the4thofficial.net/?post_type=wpcf7_contact_form&p=2192"}}_ap_ufee
Bayern Munich's Italian head coach Carlo Ancelotti stands on the sidelines during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FSV Mainz 05 and FC Bayern Munich in Mainz, southern Germany on December 2, 2016.  / AFP / DANIEL ROLAND        (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Preview & Who Will Win The Match

The final matchday of the UEFA Champions League group stage is set to take place this week. In one of the most enticing matches this week, Bayern Munich will host Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena. This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides in 2016, all three previous fixtures have been won by the home side. In the most recent encounter, Atletico were the 1:0 victors at the Vicente Calderon.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men got beaten by PSV Eindhoven in Matchday 4, Bayern’s lack of form this season has helped Diego Simeone’s side clinch the top spot. Including this season, Atlético Madrid have finished top of their group in all four of their Champions League campaigns under Diego Simeone.

Bayern Munich have only lost two of their 17 Champions League home games against Spanish opposition. The 4-0 defeat against Real Madrid in April 2014 is the only time Bayern Munich have failed to score at home in the Champions League against a Spanish club. On the other hand, the Bavarian club have only kept one clean sheet in their last 16 Champions League home games against Spanish opposition (4-0 v Barcelona, April 2013).

Bayern Munich have also won their last 14 home Champions League games (52 goals scored, 8 conceded), the longest winning run in the history of the competition. Real Madrid are the last team to beat them at the Allianz Arena, in April 2014 (0-4)

Atletico Madrid on the other hand, are the only side to have won all their group stage games this season(5), the last side to win all six games in the competition were Real Madrid in 2014/15 season. The record looks promising, as Los Colchoneros have never lost their final group game, under Diego Simeone. However, The Red and Whites’ only Champions League away win against German opposition came in October 1996 against Borussia Dortmund (2-1). Since then, they’ve lost their two trips (0-1 v Bayer Leverkusen in February 2015, 1-2 v Bayern Munich in May 2016).’

Even though they have won their first two away games this season, the trip to Allianz Arena will sure be the toughest of the lot. Antoine Griezmann is involved in Atlético’s last two goals against Bayern Munich, scoring the first and assisting the second. Since last season, the French striker has netted 10 and assisted three of Atlético’s 24 goals in the competition (54%).

griezmann

Team News

Fernando Torres will be a notable absentee for Atletico Madrid, along with midfielder Augustin Fernandez and Alessio Cerci. Apart from these players, coach Diego Simeone will have a full fit squad to choose from.

Arjen Robben and Javi Martinez both featured for Bayern Munich in their Bundesliga clash against Mainz on Friday. Meaning Robben, who was initially doubted for the Mainz game will be fit to start while, there will be question marks over Jerome Boateng and Kingsley Coman’s fitness as they are tipped to miss the clash against Atleti.

Predicted Lineups

FC Bayern: (4-3-3 formation) Manuel Neuer; Joshua Kimmich, Javi Martinez, Mats Hummels, David Alaba; Philipp Lahm, Renato Sanches, Thiago Alcantara; Douglas Costa, Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski

Atletico Madrid: (4-4-2 formation) Jan Oblak; Juanfran, Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez, Felipe Luis; Koke, Gabi, Saul Niguez, Ferreira Carrasco; Antoine Griezmann, Kevin Gamiero

Prediction Munich: Bayern 0:1 Atletico

The following two tabs change content below.

Anas Ali Molla

Bundesliga connoisseur and writer at Bundesliga Fanatic and The 4th Official. My heart belongs to Borussia Dortmund or Eintracht Frankfurt (still not sure who deserves the most), but I adore the Bundesliga and Spanish footballing tactics. 16 years old, Josh rides Tyler |-/ (I already love you if you know what that means)/ Come to my house and we will watch Netflix and eat Nutella. lol just kidding.

Facebook Comments

comments

Share This Article

The BEST And The WORST Liverpool Players Rated In Their Unbelievable Defeat Vs Bournemouth

Next Story »

Middlesbrough Vs Hull City: Preview, Trivia, Predicted Lineups And Odds

T40 SCOUTING

  • Hoffenheim's forward Mark Uth and Dortmund's Spanish defender Marc Bartra vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between TSG Hoffenheim and BVB Borussia Dortmund at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim, southern Germany, on December 16, 2016. / AFP / Amelie QUERFURTH / RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBID IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050
        (Photo credit should read AMELIE QUERFURTH/AFP/Getty Images)

    Complete SWOT Analysis Of This Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Target

    6 days ago

    German Bundesliga has always been the factory of producing fine talents who go on to become the superstars in due course of time. Many also attract interest ...

    Read More
  • Monaco's French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (R) vies with Caen's French-Beninese midfielder Jordan Adeoti (L) during the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Caen (SMC) on December 21, 2016 at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. / AFP / VALERY HACHE        (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

    SWOT Analysis of Chelsea’s Latest Transfer Target: What Can This Youngster Offer?

    2 weeks ago

    After the 2015-16 season, which was handicapped by managerial ramifications, off-field tantrums and shambolic performances, Chelsea seems to be back in the groove. Antonio Conte’s appointment at ...

    Read More
  • FBL-GER-BUNDESLIGA-BAYERN-MUNICH-WOLFSBURG

    Complete SWOT Analysis Of This Chelsea And Arsenal Target: Does He Have The Mettle?

    2 weeks ago

    The January transfer window has kicked in and the clubs are planning and plotting for various transfers which can aid to their cause. Amidst the reports that ...

    Read More
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 06: Carlo Ancelotti (C), Mats Hummels (R) and Renato Sanches  of FC Bayern Munich pose before a a training session starts at Allianz Arena on August 6, 2016 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Marc Mueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    Report Card: How The Bayern Munich Newcomers Have Fared So Far?

    3 weeks ago

    Following the departure of Pep Guardiola, Bayern Munich appointed new manager Carlo Ancelotti as their new head coach in the summer. The Italian hinted about the quality ...

    Read More
  • DORTMUND, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20:  Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg at Signal Iduna Park on December 20, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    Is Dembele Turning Out To Be The Signing Of the Season At Borussia Dortmund?

    4 weeks ago

    Before the season started, there were growing insecurities over Borussia Dortmund. The enormously grown Ruhr-based club managed to sign a player, who was deemed as Europe’s best ...

    Read More