The game in question will be held on Thursday, August 13 at 20:00 at the Da Luz stadium, in Portugal, in a single match and at a neutral field like all the other challenges of this final phase. The two rivals have always had the role of pursuers both at home and in Europe, respectively closed by unbeatable teams like Bayern, Barca and Real. Only the Colchoneros have managed to triumph in the Spanish La Liga once, without ever being able to repeat it since 2014 to today. For the Germans sponsored by Red Bull, the balance is even more ominous given that the maximum achieved was a second place in the Bundesliga two years ago.
Leipzig have recently played a friendly game against Wolfsburg; another German team committed to Europe for this anomalous final of the season. At the end of the match, the result was the neutral 1-1, with goals being scored within two minutes: the advantage for Wolfsburg given by Steffen in the 70th minute was immediately answered by Schick thanks to a penalty being rewarded within two minutes of the goal scored. Leipzig has won its last game in the Bundesliga - a precious result that allowed the Red Bull team to ensure a Champions League place for next season. We trust that fact has a positive impact on the Leipzig players emotional status.
Atletico have been flawless after the resumption of post-Covid football, achieving the best performance in the entire Spanish scene. No defeats in the 11 played games in La Liga, with 7 wins and 4 draws they earned 25 points. In fact, at the resumption, the Colchoneros were on doubt for the next Champions League.
Strengthened by a winning mentality and awareness of their means, they finished third with 70 points, 10 more than the fifth Villarreal. The potential of Atletico to move forward is there, plus the fact that Cholo is a hammer in instilling motivation and determination. These will be the main cards with which they can win this tough Competition
Starting from all these considerations, we trust that Atletico is the more logical choice to place your bet. To support our decisions here are a few interesting facts:
- Atletico ended the national season away from home with a decisive 0-2 win against Getafe with goals from Llorente and Thomas, both in the second half;
- The Bundesliga season finale for Leipzig was much more troubled. Especially at home, where they achieved negative results, without a victory after the resumption of national football;
- Only 5 goals conceded by Atletico M in the groups out of six matches, with less than one average per game. The defensive factor will be one of the most important against a rival who will play attacking football without a doubt
- In the second round the Spanish eliminated nothing less than the reigning champions Liverpool by winning both the first leg at home 1-0, and the return to Anfield by 2-3.
Betting Tip by Betting.com: Away to win at odds around at 2.30