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RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid prediction: How will Champions League fixture play out tonight?

The Champions League continues tonight with RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid.

One of the closest match-ups within the quarter-finals, both these sides finished third in their respective domestic leagues, while also both winning 18 and losing four united play.

In Europe, they both knocked out English opposition within the last round, too: Leipzig saw off Tottenham and Atletico beat reigning champions, Liverpool.

The games from now onward happen across 90 minutes, not two legs, and are all hosted in Portugal behind closed doors.

Here’s everything you would like to understand about the match.

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Team news

RB Leipzig is going to be without Timo Werner, of course, after the striker completed his move to Chelsea. Atletico is without Thomas Partey in midfield, while center-back Felipe isn’t fully matched fit.

Confirmed line-ups

RB Leipzig: Gulacsi, Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg, Sabitzer, Laimer, Kampl, Angelino, Nkunku, Poulsen, Dani Olmo.

Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Renan Lodi, Koke, Hector Herrera, Saul, Carrasco, Marcos Llorente, Costa.

Odds

Leipzig — 12/5

Draw — 23/10

Atletico — 11/8

Prediction

It should be a close-fought game and a clinical edge is going to be key – so Atletico’s superior defense might win the day.

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