UCL 2022-23: Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid prediction and betting tips (September 13)
Bayer Leverkusen host Atletico Madrid in the Round 2 fixture. They lost the Round 1 fixture and are searching for a win. Can they bounce back with a home win? Or will Los Colchoneros win the tie?
Schick has two goals for Leverkusen this season.
Schick has two goals for Leverkusen this season.
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

Bayer Leverkusen play Atletico Madrid in Round 2 of the 2022-23 UCL group stage matches.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 13 September 2022. The match venue is BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany.

Latest odds on betting sites

Bayer Leverkusen to win odds are priced at 2.90 (+190 American; 19/10 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while Atletico Madrid to win odds are priced at 2.40 (+140; 7/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Bayer Leverkusen — 34%, draw — 29%, Atletico Madrid — 37%.

Latest betting odds on Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid (13 September 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on Bayer Leverkusen — 2.12 (+112; 28/25)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on Atletico Madrid — 1.74 (-135; 20/27)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.74 (-135; 20/27)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; evens)

Match preview and statistics

Bayer Leverkusen have won only one of their last five matches, lost three and drawn one. They drew 2-2 against Hertha BSC in their last match.

Kerem Demirbay gave Bayer the lead in the 49th minute with a free kick goal. He hit the ball with his left foot into the top right corner. Suat Serdar made it 1-1 in the 55th minute with a shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Chidera Ejuke following a fast break.

Marco Richter made it 1-2 in the 74th minute with a shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Patrik Schick equalized in the 79th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Robert Andrich assisted with the cross.

Team statistics: 58% possession, 1.33 expected goals, 11 total shots, four big chances, five shots on target, 360 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, 16 fouls committed, five corners and one yellow card.

Leverkusen lost 0-1 to Club Brugge in their Round 1 fixture. They were the better team based on statistics but couldn’t score.

Bayer Leverkusen team news: Amine Adli, Andrey Lunev, Exequiel Palacios, Florian Wirtz and Karim Bellarabi are sidelined due to injuries.

Atletico Madrid have not lost in their last four games, with three wins and a draw. They beat Celta Vigo 4-1 in the last match.

Angel Correa opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a hit from the first touch. Rodrigo De Paul assisted with the clever pass. De Paul made it 2-nil in the 50th minute with a low shot from 20 yards out. The shot took a deflection leaving the goalie powerless.

Koke had an instant impact four minutes after coming off the bench. Yannick Carrasco scored the third in the 66th minute. The wing-back got into the space before slotting the ball to the near post. Geoffrey Kondogbia assisted the goal.

Gabriel Veiga pulled one back in the 71st minute as he managed to squeeze in-between the goalie. Iago Aspas with the assist. Unai Nunez scored an own goal in the 82nd minute, making it 4-1 to the Reds.

Team statistics: 46% possession, 0.72 expected goals, 10 total shots, one big chance, four shots on target, 384 accurate passes, 83% pass accuracy, 11 fouls committed, four corners and two yellow cards.

Los Colchoneros beat FC Porto 2-1 in their Round 1 fixture. All three goals scored were late goals. Mario Hermoso scored the first goal in the 90+1 minute, Mateus Uribe equalized, and Antoine Griezmann saved the day with a header in the 90+11 minute.

Atletico Madrid team news: Jose Gimenez, Jan Oblak, Sergio Reguilon and Stefan Savic are sidelined due to injuries.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid H2H

They’ve met eight times. Atletico Madrid have three wins, Bayer Leverkusen have two wins and three draws. Bayer won 2-1 in the last meeting.

Lineups and key players

Bayer Leverkusen projected starting lineup:

  • Lukas Hradecky
  • Jeremie Frimpong
  • Edmond Tapsoba
  • Jonathan Tah
  • Piero Hincapie
  • Charles Aranguiz
  • Kerem Demirbay
  • Moussa Diaby
  • Adam Hlozek
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi
  • Patrik Schick

Patrik Schick is the key player to watch out for. He has two goals for Leverkusen this season. Schick scored the equalizer in their last match against Hertha Berlin. The striker has to wear his scoring boots for this match.

Atletico Madrid projected starting lineup:

  • Ivo Grbic
  • Axel Witsel
  • Mario Hermoso
  • Reinildo
  • Nahuel Molina
  • Rodrigo De Paul
  • Geoffrey Kondogbia
  • Thomas Lemar
  • Yannick Carrasco
  • Angel Correa
  • Alvaro Morata

Rodrigo De Paul is the key player to watch out for. He had a brilliant performance in the win against Celta Vigo in their last match. De Paul scored a goal and provided an assist. The Argentine should be prepared to drop a good game again.

Prediction and betting tips

Atletico Madrid have turned things around in the recent matches. They have three wins and a draw in the last four matches. Also, two back-to-back wins in the previous two matches. Bayer Leverkusen, on the other hand, have not won any of their three matches, lost two and drew one. They have only one win in the last five matches.

Comparing both teams' form, Atletico Madrid are the better side as things stand. The last time they met was in November 2019. Bayer won the game 2-1. The prediction for this match is Atletico Madrid to win. The Spanish team is in very good form and should be able to make it three consecutive wins at the end of this fixture.

Betting prediction: Atletico Madrid to win
Odds: 2.40 (+140 American; 7/5 Fractional)

Bayer Leverkusen — Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid to win
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