RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid: Tight tussle is expected

RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid: Tight tussle is expected

Kick-off: 2000, 13/08/2020

Stadium: Estadio Jose Alvalade

TV: BT Sport

RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid have contrasting styles that could lead to a close encounter when they meet in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The German outfit generally take a positive approach, whereas Los Colchoneros rely on a dogged determination to grind out results.

We think this tie is tough to call and could easily head into extra-time, so 11/5 for a draw is our opening RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid prediction.

A Look At RB Leipzig’s Betting Odds

Leipzig topped the Group G table by three points ahead of Lyon, picking up seven of those points on the road.

They will have fond memories of travelling to Lisbon, having beaten Benfica 2-1 away back on Matchday 1.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side then upset Tottenham in the first knockout round, prevailing 1-0 in London before a 3-0 romp on home turf.

Their domestic form after the restart was only moderate, picking up just four wins in nine Bundesliga games.

A solitary loss to Borussia Dortmund saw them slip below that team to finish third and star striker Timo Werner has since been snapped up by Chelsea.

However, this remains a likeable outfit, featuring some technically-gifted players such as Marcel Sabitzer, Emil Forsberg, Yussuf Poulsen and Patrik Schick.

They also have an organised and underrated defence, so this could be a cagey contest early on, especially with Atletico not known for opening up.

That makes 7/5 for the score to be 0-0 at half-time stand out from the RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid odds.

A Look At Atletico Madrid’s Betting Odds

Atletico showed all of their battling qualities and belligerence to knock out holders Liverpool in the last round.

After a niggly 1-0 win in Madrid, Los Colchoneros were beaten by the same scoreline at Anfield and then fell behind on aggregate in extra-time.

However, Diego Simeone does not manage teams who wilt under pressure and they rallied to prevail 3-2 on the night thanks to a late blitz.

That was the highlight of an otherwise patchy campaign, though, as this rebuilt side struggled to overcome losing key figures such as Antoine Griezmann, Rodri, Lucas Hernandez and Diego Godin last summer.

Atletico finished six points adrift of Juventus in Group D of this competition and were a distant third behind Spain’s big two in La Liga.

An 11-match unbeaten run since returning from lockdown is a plus, but a division-high 16 draws over the whole season shows how they often fail to finish teams off.

Let’s add 333/100 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time to our RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid betting tips.

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Last result:

Augsburg 1-2 RB LEIPZIG – Timo Werner (2)

ATLETICO MADRID 1-1 Real Sociedad – Koke

Head-to-head: N/A

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