Atlético Madrid host Bayern Leverkusen at the Estadio Metropolitano this evening in the fifth round of the Champions League group stages, with kick-off scheduled at 9pm local time.
Los Colchoneros will be looking to beat their German opposition in order to keep their hopes alive of making it to the knock-out stages of the competition.
Diego Simeone is not expected to make many changes to the side that beat Real Betis over the weekend. The Stefan Savić-José María Giménez and Axel Witsel-Geoffrey Kondogbia partnerships in defence and midfield respectively are proving to be effective in executing the Argentine coach’s game plans to secure wins.
Predicted Atlético Madrid lineup vs Bayer Leverkusen
AS predict that Diego Simeone will use the following starting XI vs Bayer Leverkusen: Jan Oblak – Nahuel Molina, Stefan Savić, José María Giménez, Reinildo Mandava – Rodrigo De Paul, Axel Witsel, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Saúl Ñíguez or Yannick Carrasco – Álvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann.