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Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund: Champions League Predictions, Tips and Odds: Simeone’s ‘hardest’ draw?

Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund: Predictions, Tips & Odds

Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund lock horns in their Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund predictions

Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? No 19/20 with Midnite
Correct Score Atletico Madrid 1-0 Borussia Dortmund 13/2 with William Hill
First Goalscorer Antoine Griezmann 23/5 with Unibet

The stats behind our Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund predictions:

  • The home team has won the previous two Champions League meetings between these sides to nil.
  • Only one team has scored in three of Dortmund’s last four matches (all comps).
  • Antoine Griezmann is the joint-highest UCL goalscorer this season with six. He also scored in Atletico’s 2-0 group-stage win over Dortmund in 2018.

Diego Simeone names Dortmund as ‘hardest’ team Atletico Madrid could have drawn in Champions League quarter-finals

For many, this particular draw was seen as giving two of the remaining Champions League outsiders a great shot at reaching the semi-finals, avoiding the likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid. However, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone doesn’t see it that way. In fact, the Argentine believes Dortmund are the ‘hardest’ team his side could have drawn, citing BVB’s away record — not losing on the road in any competition since December 6th — as evidence.

“They have a lot of good qualities,” Simeone told reporters at his pre-match press conference. “They are the hardest opponent. They’ve not lost away from home in four months, and they are great on the counter-attack.

“They are very strong in both boxes, and they are the most intense team in the last eight of the competition.”

Dortmund boss Edin Terzic — who has come under serious pressure at various points this season with his side underperforming and sitting fifth in the Bundesliga — has also been keen to praise Atletico Madrid. He knows just how difficult it is to get a result from Simeone’s men.

“The play that makes Atletico Madrid so successful is well known,” he said. “They have implemented a new art of defending. It’s not easy for any team in the world here.”

Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund match tip

Under 0.5 away goals @ 13/10 with BetMGM

Atletico Madrid have kept 12 clean sheets in 16 UCL home knockout games under Diego Simeone, conceding just four goals across those matches.

Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund odds

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Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund team news

Atletico Madrid team news

In  Out Doubtful
Marcos Paulo, Memphis Depay, Thomas Lemar, Vitolo Mario Hermoso

Atletico Madrid will hope to welcome Mario Hermoso back into action, but remain without the likes of Memphis Depay and Thomas Lemar.

Top Scorer: Antoine Griezmann (6)

Card Magnet: Alvaro Morata, Koke, Mario Hermoso, Samuel Dias Lino, Stefan Savic (2)

Assist Ace: Samuel Dias Lino (3)

Borussia Dortmund team news

In  Out Doubtful
Donyell Malen, Ramy Bensebaini

Rami Bensibaini and Donyell Malen are still out for Dortmund, with the former a particularly big miss for their attack.

Top Scorer: Karim Adeyemi, Marco Reus (2)

Card Magnet: Emre Can, Nico Schlotterbeck (3)

Assist Ace: Marcel Sabitzer (3)

How to watch Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Live

Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund kicks off at 8pm (UK time) on Wednesday and will be broadcast live in the UK on TNT Sports 2.

Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund head-to-head

  • 06/11/18 – Atletico Madrid 2-0 Dortmund – Champions League
  • 24/10/18 – Dortmund 4-0 Atletico Madrid – Champions League

These two sides last met during the 2018/19 Champions League group stage, with each side winning their home game to nil.


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