Brugge vs Atletico Madrid Champions League
For the Belgians, the confrontation is a mere fulfillment of the table. With five points (one win, two draws and two defeats), Brugge are third in Group A and will not leave that position. He is away from UCL (Uefa Champions League), but will have the chance to play in the Europa League in the second half.For Atlético de Madrid, which has 12 points (four wins and a draw), there is still a battle to be played. The team fight with Borussia Dortmund, who has ten and will face the Monaco, flashlight with a point, by the top of the standings. Spaniards and Germans are already assured in the round of 16.
On Friday, December 7th, in a clash for the Belgian Championship, Brugge, as a visitor, was defeated by Waasland-Beveren 2-1. With the result, he slipped from second to third on the Jupiler League standings . He has 34 points (ten wins, four draws and four losses). One less than the Anwerp, now vice-leader, and five disadvantage in comparison with Genk, first placed.Although the club is quietly on the elite side, as tournament regulations put the top six in the deciding stage, recent performance shows a downward trajectory. In the last four games of the Jupiler League, the Brugge lost three. Thus, his advantage for the Charleroi, seventh placed and first out of the classification zone for the final hex, fell to seven points.Croatian coach Ivan Leko even has a bruise to justify a drop in income. The club’s medical department is full. They are in injury treatment and should not be able to enter the field on Tuesday the midfielders Dion Cools, Krepin Diatta, Clinton Lourenço and Thibaut Vlietinck; and the attackers Emmanuel Dennis, Kaveh Rezaei and Jelle Vossen.
Atletico Madrid had one day less of recovery aiming for the meeting on Tuesday. His commitment to the Spanish Championship was on Saturday, December 8. In the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, he dispatched the Alavés scoring 3 to 0 and reaching the 28 points (seven wins, seven draws and one defeat).
Divide to the vice-leadership of the Spanish Championship with Seville, although it appears in third place in the table of classification when the criteria of tie-breaker are taken into consideration. The difference for Barcelona, who are in the first position, is three points.The victory increased to ten the series of meetings without defeats of the team of the Spanish capital. There have been seven wins and three draws since October 27 in three-match duels. In the period, the team, in addition to remaining in the elite squad of LaLiga, secured the classification for the round of 16 at the UCL (Uefa Champions League) and advanced to the fifth round of the King’s Cup.Defender Stefan Savic, who were sent off in a 2-0 win over Monaco in the fifth round of the Champions League, are suspended and can not play on Tuesday. Also to be left out, but by injury, defenders Diego Godin, Juanfran and Lucas; and striker Diego Costa.
The first round match of the UEFA Champions League group stage 208/2019 was the first match involving the teams. Atlético, in Madrid, won by 3 to 1.
A much leaner cast member and, of course, inferior to Atletico Madrid, Brugge has limitations that should compromise, at least in theory, their performance in the last round of the UEFA Champions League qualifying round. Thus, the prognosis in the victory of the visitors ends up being the best option for the confrontation.
Bet Tips: Atletico Madrid