Atletico Madrid vs Dortmund Champions League Predictions

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Atletico Madrid vs Dortmund

Tuesday, November 6th, 20:00

Atletico Madrid will be looking for revenge in their return leg against Champions League group leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Predictions

In one of the most surprising results we are likely to see in the Champions League, the normally rock-solid Atletico Madrid conceded four against Borussia Dortmund.

Given how the German side have played this season perhaps not a surprise to some. They top the Bundesliga and have done it by out-gunning their opponents. A 120th minute penalty scored by Marco Reus to seal a 3-2 cup win over Union Berlin helps lift the mood after conceding a late goal in the league to the other Berlin side Hertha.

Diego Simeone’s Madrid side have bounced back with wins in the league and cup against Real Sociedad and fourth division side Sant Andreu.

Midfielder Koke called the 4-0 reverse a ‘fluke’ and given Atletico’s defensive history it is not a stretch for him to say that.

Expect them to be more solid, but Borussia Dortmund’s attacking firepower won’t be completely nullified in a 2-1 win.

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In La Liga Atletico Madrid have been their usual defensive selves, conceding the fewest goals at six. At home they have only conceded once in five league games. So they won’t concede four, but one or two might creep through.

With 29 goals, Borussia Dortmund are the highest scorers in the Bundesliga. And we know what happened last time attack met defence.

The only thing stopping Paco Alcacer scoring these days is injury. He was side lined for the first game against Atletico, but for the trip back to his native Spain, but expect him to be back in the side and back among the goals. He has one of the best goals/assists to minute ratios in the Bundesliga and is the club’s top scorer in the Bundesliga this season.

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Head-to-head

The 4-0 drubbing Borussia Dortmund handed their Spanish opponent was the first meeting between the two sides in over 20 years.

Though Atletico manager Diego Simeone might remember it, as he was playing for the Madrid side at the time.

In the group stages of the 1996/97 Champions League, Dortmund beat Atletico Madrid1-0 away, but lost 2-1 in the return fixture.

The last time Atletico hosted a German side in the Champions League they drew 0-0 to Bayer Leverkusen but beat Bayern Munich 1-0 at the Signal Iduna twice beforehand.

Stats

  • Borussia Dortmund are one of only three sides (Barcelona, Juventus) to win all three of their opening group matches in the Champions League this season.
  • Atletico Madrid have only lost two of their last 17 European matches (W11 D4)
  • Atlético have won their last six home European matches – their group win over Club Brugge this season was the only one in which they conceded a goal.
  • Dortmund have won just once in 14 previous visits to Spain (D5 L8)
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