A spot in the Champions League semis will be at stake when Leipzig and Atletico Madrid face each other at Estadio da Luz on Thursday evening. Sportybet offers the best odds for this meeting. Unlike previous season, the two teams meet in a one-legged tie, and, no doubt, both sides are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the quarter-final clash. The Red Bulls proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Spurs, but beating Diego Simeone’s warriors in one game is easier said than done. A man to keep an eye on in the Bundesliga team will be Timo Werner, who was scoring goals for fun in the national championship last term.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, did well to claim a major scalp in the Champions League last 16, with the team beating Liverpool in a double-header. The La Liga side are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence, and even though two Atletico players were tested positive for coronavirus before the match, we predict that Diego Simeone’s troops will hold Leipzig to a draw. On the Betika platform, you can choose a bet on a match using data from the best sports analysts.
HIGHLIGHTED PLAYER (TIMO WERNER):
Timo Werner is a German starlet, who began his senior career at Vfb Stuttgart. The German forward, who was born in Stuttgart on March 6, 1996, scored 13 goals in 95 appearances in the league for Die Schwaben and in 2016 he moved to fellow Bundesliga side Leipzig and he impressed with the Red Bulls in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign, scoring 21 goals in the process.
To make things even better for the talented attacker, he represented Germany at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and it has to be noted that he provided an assist for Lars Stindl in the title game. Despite the fact that coach Joachim Low rested star players at the tournament in Russia, the Germans eventually won the trophy.
Timo Werner played for the Germany U17 team as well and he won the silver medal with die Mannschaft at the 2012 UEFA European Championship. His main position is center-forward, but he is used as a winger as well. Timo Werner’s contract with Leipzig should expire on June 30, 2020.
HIGHLIGHTED TEAM (ATLETICO MADRID):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.