Borussia Dortmund vs Atletico Madrid Preview

Borussia Dortmund vs Atletico Madrid

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Signal-Iduna-Park

Date: 24th October 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

This game brings two of this competition’s biggest names together as they look to win their group.

They have both started the competition well, and it seems like this fixture could determine who will win the group.

Atletico Madrid have extra motivation to reach the final this season as it will be played on their home turf.

They have responded well to that possibility by winning their first two games and even securing an away win at Monaco which is something they were unable to do last season.

Borussia Dortmund on the other hand, are having one of the best possible starts to a season.

They have won both games in this competition to nil while domestically they have placed themselves in a position to win the Bundesliga as they are currently 3 points clear at the top of the league table.

Atletico Madrid will most likely come at their German hosts with a typical defensive approach as Diego Simeone never wants to take part in open games.

The Spaniards may have not reached the knockout stages last season, but they have a good record in this competition.

They have fallen to defeat on just 3 occasions in their last 25 outings and they have kept 16 clean sheets in those games.

Dortmund have also been a lot more conservative in Europe.

They have scored 4 goals from just 8 shots on target however they remain only one of a few teams who haven’t conceded a goal so far in this competition.

Bookmakers make Dortmund very slight favourites to come out on top however the odds are extremely close and a wave of punter’s money could see Atletico go off as favourites.

Goal markets suggest this will be a tight affair as under 2.5 goals is currently trading odds-on.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Borussia Dortmund

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Borussia Dortmund 4-3 FC Augsburg 6 Oct, 2018 German Bundesliga
W Borussia Dortmund 3-0 AS Monaco 3 Oct, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Borussia Dortmund 29 Sep, 2018 German Bundesliga
W Borussia Dortmund 7-0 Nurnberg 26 Sep, 2018 German Bundesliga
D TSG Hoffenheim 1-1 Borussia Dortmund 22 Sep, 2018 German Bundesliga

Atletico Madrid

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Atletico Madrid 1-0 Real Betis 7 Oct, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Atletico Madrid 3-1 Club Brugge 3 Oct, 2018 UEFA Champions League
D Real Madrid 0-0 Atletico Madrid 29 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Atletico Madrid 3-0 Huesca 25 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Getafe 0-2 Atletico Madrid 22 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División

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