Champions League Semis: Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid Meet for Decisive 2nd LegPublished May 3, 2016 by Sol FH
Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid: Bayern look to extend their Champions League home win record to twelve games and must beat Atletico tonight at 19:45 GMT.
Bayern Munich are regulars in the final rounds of the Champions League since 2012. They won the competition in 2013, but were knocked out in the semifinal for the last two years straight. They will be looking to redeem the last couple of Champions League seasons with a big win tonight over Atletico Madrid at Allianz Arena and must shutout the Spaniards, or win by two goals, which is no easy task against the excellent defense that Atletico is known for this season.
Atletico Madrid are now tied with Barcelona in La Liga for first place with two league matches remaining. They have worked extremely hard to break the shackles of being held as a team under the likes of Barca and Real Madrid, and they have definitely done so this year. Now, with a home win against Bayern in the first leg of the semifinal, Atletico could make the final against either Real Madrid or Manchester City.
Atletico Coach Diego Simeone is pushing for his squad to attack early and often against Bayern. He does not want his team to play for a 0-0 draw and would rather score an away goal to force Bayern to score a couple in order to advance. Atletico has never won the Champions League and are in a great position to do it for the first time this season.
While Atletico try to win their first competition, Bayern are five-time European Champions and have yet again won the Bundesliga this season for the fourth time in a row. Bayern are incredibly strong at home and playing at Allianz is almost like guaranteeing a win for the Germans.
Champions League Betting
bet365 Sports is the home of UEFA Champions League online betting and the UK sportsbook has some incredible odds ahead of, and during the match tonight. Punters that think that Atletico can pull it off at Allianz and win the match tonight should definitely bet in their favor because bet365 has posted odds at 7.00 for the visitors, while Bayern are firm favorites at 1.57. Correct Score odds are also paying out big and punters also have the option of betting with live in-play odds throughout the match.