Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund: Preview, predictions and lineups

  • Atletico host Dortmund in first leg of Champions League quarter-final tie
  • Inter stunned by Diego Simeone's side in previous round
  • Dortmund overcame Dutch giants PSV to progress into last eight

The two outsiders meet in the Champions League quarter-finals with Atletico Madrid playing host to the first leg against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night.

These clubs found themselves on the 'right' side of the draw with their respective paths to Wembley being far less imposing than what the likes of Arsenal, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City have to entail.

A stunning penalty shootout victory over an excellent Inter side saw Atletico progress into the last eight against the odds, while Dortmund smoothly navigated PSV's challenge in the round of 16.

Both teams have been plagued by woeful inconsistency this season, although their flaws should make for an exciting two-legged affair. Dortmund have struggled to gain any momentum - they lost 1-0 at home to Stuttgart at the weekend after winning away at Bayern for the first time in almost a decade - while Atleti have been borderline incompetent on their travels.

Nevertheless, one will be progressing into the Champions League semi-finals.

Here's 90min's preview of the game.

What time does Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund kick-off?

  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Stadium: Metropolitano Stadium
  • Date: Wednesday 10 April
  • Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
  • Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)
  • VAR: Paolo Valeri (ITA) 

Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund H2H Record (All Games)

  • Atletico Madrid: 2 wins
  • Borussia Dortmund: 2 wins
  • Draws: 0
  • Last meeting: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (6 November 2018) - Champions League

Current Form (all competitions)

Atletico Madrid

Borussia Dortmund

Villarreal 1-2 Atletico Madrid - 01/04/24

Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Stuttgart - 06/04/24

Atletico Madrid 0-3 Barcelona - 17/03/24

Bayern Munich 0-2 Borussia Dortmund - 30/03/24

Atletico Madrid 2-1 (3-2p) Inter - 13/03/24

Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Eintracht Frankfurt - 17/03/24

Cadiz 2-0 Atletico Madrid - 09/03/24

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 PSV Eindhoven - 13/03/24

Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Betis - 03/03/24

Werder Bremen 1-2 Borussia Dortmund - 09/03/24

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Atletico Madrid team news

Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay is a doubt for Wednesday's game / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

The hosts are once again without long-term absentees Vitolo and Marcos Paulo, who won't play for the club again this season.

More pressing are the fitness concerns of defender Mario Hermoso and round of 16 hero Memphis Depay. The pair are doubts for Wednesday's first leg.

Atletico's break offered star forward Antoine Griezmann some respite and he's expected to partner Alvaro Morata up top. Griezmann has been dealing with a nagging ankle issue.

Atletico Madrid predicted lineup vs Borussia Dortmund

Atletico predicted lineup vs Dortmund (3-5-2): Oblak; Witsel, Gimenez, Hermoso; Llorente, Koke, De Paul, Saul, Lino; Griezmann, Morata.

Borussia Dortmund team news

Donyell Malen
Donyell Malen picked up a hip injury on international duty / Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/GettyImages

Donyell Malen has been in red-hot form in 2024, but the Dutchman is facing a race against time to be fit for Wednesday's game.

Malen has been dealing with a hip injury. Karim Adeyemi will retain his place in the team should he miss out.

Ramy Bensebaini is a certain absence with a knee injury.

Borussia Dortmund predicted lineup vs Atletico Madrid

Dortmund predicted lineup vs Atletico (4-2-3-1): Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen; Can, Sabitzer; Sancho, Brandt, Adeyemi; Fullkrug.

Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund score prediction

Atletico had a week off and will enjoy the comfort of the Metropolitano on Wednesday - only Athletic Club and Barcelona have come away with wins in the Spanish capital this season, with Real Madrid losing twice.

Dortmund's run in this competition suggests they won't fear Atleti's amphitheatre, and they recently proved their impressive ability to defend with their backs against the wall at the Allianz Arena.

With the hosts likely to take the game to Dortmund on home soil in a bid to open up a comfortable advantage, the visitors could have some joy on the break. However, slowing down a well-rested Atleti on their own patch may prove to be a task too far for Edin Terzic's unpredictable outfit.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid 3-1 Borussia Dortmund