Atletico Madrid vs Juventus
Champions League, Europe
Date: Wednesday, 18th September 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 UK Time
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
An exciting Champions League tie set to entertain football fans this midweek as Atletico Madrid face up against Juventus. Both teams met during UCL knock out stage last season and an air of revenge could be felt for Atleti as they are targeting victory.
Atletico Madrid vs Juventus Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for their upcoming Champions League big match tie. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be preparing to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Oblak(g); Trippier, Gimenez, Savic, Lodi(def);Llorente, Saul, Koke, Lemar(mid);Joao Felix, Costa(att)
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Szczesny(g);Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro(def);Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi(mid);Bernardeschi, Higuain, C. Ronaldo(att)
Before going into this midweek Champions League tie both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches):LLWLW
Los Rojiblancos started their season in a fine manner before suffering a shock defeat on their latest La Liga fixture. Winning their previous three league matches, Atleti found themselves beaten 2-0 last weekend as they travel to Real Sociedad.
Simeone will try to take away that bad result from his players mind as they must be in a good shape against Juve. Atletico also hoping that their home crowd can give them that needed support on Wednesday.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : LWWWD
Juve themselves have had a pretty decent start into their Serie A season with two wins and one draw. However, their performances haven’t been too convincing, especially their latest one which was a goalless draw against Fiorentina.
Nevertheless, Maurizio Sarri’s men are yet to taste any defeat and are keen on maintaining it this midweek. It won’t be an easy task though for Bianconeri as Atleti are known to be strong at home.
Simeone have some absentee for this midweek tie with Borja Gorjes and Sime Vrsaljko are still sidelined. There are also some doubts regarding Morata, Oblak and Partey’s condition, but they will most likely still available for selection.
Atletico will be counting on Diego Costa and Joao Felix’s combination up front with Thomas Lemar sitting just behind. Simeone need to have more concern with his team’s defense as they have been struggling in recent matches.
Injuries are currently troubling Sarri from picking his best possible squad for this Wednesday tie. Chiellini, De Sciglio, Pjaca, Diego Costa are all out injured for this big match.
There’s also some doubts regarding Danilo’s condition, but Miralem Pjanic should be okay to play a part. Cristiano Ronalro will still be the main man for Juve up font, especially with his good records against Atleti.
Head to Head Records:
In their last five meetings, Atletico actually have an advantage over their opponent with three wins, one draw and just one defeat.
Their most recent matchup actually came in this summer friendly fixture which was won by Simeone’s boys 2-1.
Playing at home will give that extra spark for Los Rojiblancos to take maximum points on Wednesday. Simeone must be able to convince his team that they have what it takes to bounce back following disappointing weekend defeat.
Juve themselves are eyeing to take down their opponent, though it will be a tough task. Anything could happen between the to side, but Atletico could edge it due to their home advantage.
Final Score: 2-1