Tip Leipzig - Atletico Madrid
RB Leipzig bid to make it into the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time. They take on Atletico Madrid who are no strangers to reaching the final of this competition but are yet to win it. Leipzig finished third in the Bundesliga so will again be in the Champions League next season (though the 2020/21 competition has already started!). They could have pipped Borussia Dortmund for second but finished three points behind them after only earning four points from their final three games. Their league season ended on June 27 and since then, they've just had a friendly against Wolfsburg that ended 1-1. In the Champions League this season, Leipzig finished top of Group G, three points ahead of Lyon, who they could yet meet in the final. The last sixteen saw them beat Tottenham 4-0 on aggregate, though the Londoners were going through a bad patch at that time.
Atletico Madrid also finished third in their domestic league and come into this game on an unbeaten run of 18 league and cup games. Their last loss was in February when being defeated away at Real Madrid. They finished second in the group stages, six points behind Juventus and that gave them a last sixteen tie against defending champions Liverpool. That was a tough draw but they won 1-0 at home in the first leg and even more impressively, 3-2 in the second leg at Anfield. That was the only game Liverpool lost at home all season. Atletico have tons of experience of going deep in this competition and are in the weaker half of the draw. Only Leipzig and the winners of Atalanta v PSG stand between them and another final. Not that easy but better than the other half. They will go into this game as favourites but this looks a tight match. Go for under 2.5 goals to be scored.
Key points Leipzig - Atletico Madrid
The last four Atletico Madrid games have all had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
Away from home, there have been under 2.5 goals scored in four of the last six Atletico Madrid matches.
Five of the last seven Atletico Madrid games in the Champions League have seen under 2.5 goals scored in them.
Four of the last six games played by RB Leipzig have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
Conclusion Leipzig - Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid have a good record in the Champions League and will have been pleased with their draw. This won't be easy though against a Leipzig side that beat Tottenham with ease in the last sixteen. A bet on under 2.5 goals being scored in this match looks the best way to get yourself a win.
Leipzig Atletico Madrid Prediction published on August 10, 2020