Atletico Madrid vs. Bayern Munich Pick – Champions League Dec. 1

In a huge Champions League Tuesday afternoon showdown, Atletico Madrid will welcome last year’s defending champs in Bayern Munich.

While Bayern Munich has already secured a top finish within their group, Atletico Madrid remains engulfed in a bitter battle to qualify. They’re currently fighting with Lokomotiv Moscow and Red Bull Salzburg for the right to advance. And though many foresaw this group being easy for Atletico, recent results have put their progression in question.

Diego Simeone’s side have been known to produce improbable results when going against more skilled sides, and they’ll certainly needs one of those performances against Bayern on Tuesday. For the Germans, they’ve shaken off some rust of their own and are entering in red-hot form, having won another Bundesliga match this past weekend in convincing fashion.

Continue reading on beneath the posted odds for full analysis and a betting breakdown of Bayern vs. Atletico in a match the Spaniards simply need a crucial result. It should provide for some solid theatre, and we’ve got your soccer betting action covered. Enjoy!

Bayern Munich vs. Atletico Madrid Betting Odds:

Bayern Munich (+275)
Atletico Madrid (-105)
Draw (+280)

Over 2.5 (-130)
Under 2.5 (+110)

*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag

Bayern Munich vs. Atletico Madrid Pick:

Expect manager Simeone to employ Atletico’s flexible 4-4-2 formation against Bayern Munich. Those ten will operate pretty narrowly, committing all players behind the ball when they don’t possess it. While a win would be nice, a loss would be disastrous – and against a skilled and explosive Bayern side, expect the Spaniards to start cautiously.

Atletico Madrid enter relatively healthy, aside from top scorer Luis Suarez up top. He remains in doubt as he needs a negative COVID-19 test before suiting up. Monitor his status before kick-off.

SUPER FELIX WILL UNLOCK BAYERN
The Spanish side’s best chance for goals will lie likely with the young Portuguese striker, Joao Felix. He’s entering in elite form and has already emerged as one of the sport’s top young scorers. Against a Bayern back-line that is undoubtedly their main weakness, a couple of Felix chances could see Atletico through to the knockout round.

For Bayern Munich, they likely won’t be taking this game nearly as seriously as they have a huge domestic clash against RB Leipzig this coming Saturday. Their defense will likely be bench players mostly, as Alphonso Davies has already been ruled out. At centre-back, young American Chris Richards will be getting a rare start – a stiff test against a prolific Atletico attack.

While Bayern possess all kinds of skill and will still dress some solid players, most notably Robert Lewandowki, don’t expect the urgency we have come to expect from this talented side. They’re already through on points, and with big Bundesliga matches looming, it would be shocking to see Bayern push for the victory here. Instead, expect Atletico to start cautiously and defensive-minded, before seizing an opportunity late to push for the victory. They’re the fresher and more in-form side, and expect the Spaniards to capture all three points today.

My Pick
Atletico Madrid
Will S. / Author

Will has been working with The Sports Geek since its early days back in 2010. He began as a soccer specialist, focusing on detailed reports for major international competitions, including the World Cup and European Championships. Since then, he has produced weekly pick articles on both the NFL and English Premier League, while also contributing blog posts on the NHL, MLB, and even WWE wrestling. Will is also an avid sports bettor and daily fantasy player, always eager to share his thoughts and insight on anything going on in the world of sports.