Atletico Madrid hosts Bayer Leverkusen at 'Vicente Calderon` Stadium in a rematch of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League. Three weeks ago, in the first game between the two teams, the Germans took the minimum lead of 1:0, which now will defend in the Spanish capital. Take your time and be prepared to enjoy that match to the maximum thanks to our soccer tips.
Atletico Madrid had a goalless draw with the visit of Espanyol in the Primera Division and stayed nine points away from the leader in the standings, Barcelona. So Atletico can fully concentrate on the rematch with Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League since the tournament remains the last chance for a trophy this season.
For the duel with Germans, Diego Simeone will not be able to count on the players Diego Godin and Thiago. Instead, the match will start with Raul Jimenez and Mario Suarez. Saul Nguez has an injury as he is also going to miss the game against the Germans. The young left defender Guilherme Siqueira also has a trauma, but the medical staff will lift it up for the match and he will be among the starting eleven of Diego Simeone. In attack the Argentine expert will release Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Grizman, while Fernando Torres will stay on the bench.
Bayer Leverkusen has had a 4:0 victory over VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga, which will give the team an extra self esteem before the important visit in Madrid. The team will defend a lead of 1 goal, as it will probably choose a defensive tactic to stop its hosts.
The coach Roger Schmidt won`t be able to count for the match with Atletico Madrid on the injured Robbie Kruse and Tin Jedvaj and Lars Bender is in question because of the same injury. After a penalty Omer Toprak is going back to the team of Bayer Leverkusen. He has missed the first leg in Germany, but now will start in the center of the defense of his team.
The guests from Leverkusen will opt for a more defensive tactics that will likely make it difficult to Atletico Madrid, who by tradition also love to defend. In view of this, our football forecast predicted by soccer stats is for a few goals scored on Tuesday night (actually, we think that they will be fewer than 2.5).