Atlético Madrid arrives chaining a streak of 5 consecutive games without losing in the Santander League (3 wins and 2 draws), an excellent unbeaten dynamic in which it comes from winning Betis (2-0), Celta Vigo (0-2 ), to draw at home against Villarreal (0-0) and away against Huesca (0-0), and to win against Granada (6-1) in the first match. These results keep him in the Champions League positions (2nd) just 2 points behind Real Madrid’s leadership. Atlético Madrid will make their home debut with the obligation to achieve victory by taking advantage of their good results at home in the competition, since a defeat could leave them practically ruled out of the fight for qualification for the Round of 16 by being 6 points away from the Bayern Munich and 4 from Salzburg itself.
On the other hand, Salzburg arrives chaining a streak of 5 consecutive victories in the Austrian Bundesliga, an incredible unbeatable dynamic in which it comes from winning in a row against Austria Wien (0-2), Hartberg (7-1), Ried (1-3) and Rheindorf Altach (4-1) and Wolfsbenger (1-3). These results keep them at the top of the standings with 5 points of advantage over Rapid (2nd). He will make his debut as a visitor with the aim of surprising and achieving a victory that will propel him to 2nd place in the group and make qualifying for the Round of 16 quite expensive. In this case, it will be against Atlético Madrid that second position is played, so this match seems decisive for both.
I would like to highlight in favor of this forecast that Atlético Madrid have not lost in their last 10 home games in the Champions League (8 wins and 2 draws).