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Champions League – Man Utd vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Preview

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Ronaldo.com previews the Champions League match between Man Utd and Atletico Madrid and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Man Utd take on Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford on Tuesday for the return leg of the Round of 16 tie in the Champions League. When the teams locked horns in an exciting first leg, it finished 1-1.

Man Utd managed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six Champions League matches, but still managed to stay undefeated (D3). They enter their latest clash with home advantage on their side, hoping to book a quarter-final spot for only the third time in 10 years.

Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, have to raise their level to secure further success in the Champions League. Losing three of the last six outings (W2 D1) is rarely good enough against just two wins, but they somehow made it to this stage.

Man Utd vs Atletico Madrid stats and analysis

Man Utd step into their next home match on Tuesday having scored a nice average of 1.9 goals in 10 Champions League matches. They managed a total of 19 goals, while also allowing 16 goals against. That is an average of 1.6 goals against per match. They were able to hang on to a clean sheet 1 time in those matches.

Atletico Madrid travel to their next Champions League match, averaging a lowly 1 goal per game in their last 10 matches in the competition. They scored a disappointing total of 10 goals, while also conceding 12 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.2 goals conceded per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times.

Stats and facts for Man Utd and Atletico Madrid in Champions League.

  • Manchester United have not lost 18 of the last 20 matches
  • Manchester United have scored in 19 of the last 21 matches
  • In 5 of the last 7 matches Manchester United played, both teams scored
  • Atletico Madrid have conceded in 22 of the last 24 away matches
  • Atletico Madrid have scored in 12 of the last 14 matches
  • Atletico Madrid have not won 6 of the last 8 away matches
  • Atletico Madrid have not lost the last 3 matches in a row

Man Utd vs Atletico Madrid – Team News

Manchester United goalkeeper Tom Heaton remains out injured. Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, and Bruno Fernandes all trained on Monday after missing the 3-2 win against Tottenham at the weekend. However, Shaw’s involvement is still in doubt at the moment.

Atletico Madrid will be without injured stars Sime Vrsaljko, Mario Hermoso, Daniel Wass, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Thomas Lemar, and Matheus Cunha. Yannick Carrasco is suspended.

Predicted XI

Man Utd vs Atletico Madrid Preview

Man Utd Form

Man Utd delivered a bit of everything as their last three matches added four points to their tally. An encounter with Watford brought a 0-0 draw, which was followed by a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail, as they beat Tottenham by 3-2.

Atletico Madrid Form

Atletico Madrid are in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last three matches on the bounce. Celta Vigo got left behind in a 2-0 win, before Real Betis got hammered in a 1-3 victory. Cadiz was the most recent victim in a 2-1 win for Atletico Madrid.

Man Utd vs Atletico Madrid H2H

Neither Man Utd nor Atletico Madrid managed a breakthrough when they last faced each other in the Champions League. They ended up settling for a point in a 1-1 draw, and the best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 3.30.

Full Time betting

It doesn’t matter whether your betting strategy involves accumulators or singles, the bookmakers will offer odds on this game. Man Utd are currently priced at 2.25 to win, meaning the bookies predict they have a 44% chance of victory. A draw is priced at 3.30. The away win for Atletico Madrid at 3.90 could also rack up an accumulator.

 Top Champions League goalscorers

Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Cristiano Ronaldo, who is performing well for Man Utd. He has found the back of the net 6 times in the Champions League this season and scored a hat-trick against Tottenham at the weekend.

Atletico Madrid will be looking to Antoine Griezmann to find the net once again. The Frenchman has managed 4 Champions League goals for Diego Simeone’s men this season.