RasenBallsport Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips & Predictions
RB Leipzig have been impressive in the 2019/20 Champions League all season and our prediction is that they’ll give a good account of themselves against Atletico Madrid in the quarter final stage.
The betting odds indicate that Diego Simeone’s side are favourites to come through this tie and it’s hardly a surprise considering they’re the third-best team in Spain who dumped Liverpool out of the competition at the last sixteen phase.
However, Leipzig can lay claim to being third-best in Germany and Julian Nagelsmann’s side won their Champions League group by finishing ahead of Lyon, Benfica and Zenit before comfortably overcoming Tottenham Hotspur in the knockout stage.
Leipzig finished the Bundesliga season with 66 points from 34 games played, with Timo Werner second only behind Robert Lewandowski in the scoring charts, although it’s still to the striker’s credit that he managed to find the net 28 times.
The German side also have the talented Emil Forsberg pulling the strings in midfield and they’ll hope to have Patrick Schick recruited for this game, although this is a team which look more than capable without him.
While many betting tips focus on Atletico Madrid to win, the Spanish side won’t have much turnaround time between finishing their domestic campaign and heading to Portugal to compete in the Champions League.
Atleti’s aggregate win over Liverpool was admittedly impressive, although it involved starving their opponents of chances in the first leg and then capitalising on bad goalkeeping at Anfield when it looked as though the tie was drifting away from them.
There’s no Antoine Griezmann or Diego Godin for this team anymore even if Jan Oblak is one of the world’s best stoppers and we’re happy to get with Leipzig on the Asian Handicap where the stakes are split between scratch and the German side getting half a goal start on the handicap.
RB Leipzig 0.0, +0.5 @ 1.920 with bet365