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Manchester United vs Atalanta – Match Preview & Betting Prediction

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League match between Manchester United and Atalanta and offers betting tips with the latest odds.

Manchester United welcome Atalanta for a clash in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. The Red Devils enter round 3 of the Champions League with 3 points in the bag, and they will be hoping to double that in the coming match.

Manchester United struggling for results

The Red Devils will enter the match hoping to hit back after some rather disappointing results in recent matches. Judging by their last 3 matches, we can expect a bit of everything from Manchester United at the moment. Against Villarreal, they came out on top in a 2-1 win, before drawing 1-1 against Everton. Most recently, they were left reeling in a 4-2 defeat win against Leicester.

They opened the season hopeful of medals but in their current form, Manchester United only deserve a mention when talking about the title.

Results on home turf have been modest for Manchester United lately, with 3 wins from their last 6 matches since August. However, their upcoming home match seems to present a nice opportunity for a win.

Atalanta continue to collect points

Atalanta look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Not many people predicted Atalanta for medals, but if they keep producing results, they might spring a surprise on the league.

A string of good performances on the road has seen Atalanta claim 3 wins from their last 5 matches since August. The Serie A side can fancy their chances of producing an upset for their English opponents on Wednesday night.

Manchester United vs Atalanta h2h

With Atalanta being new to this division, they never played against Man United before in the Champions League. However, they have previously faced each other in other competitions.

Stats and facts for Manchester United and Atalanta.

  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Manchester United’s last 11 of 13 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Manchester United’s last 9 matches in the row;
  • Manchester United scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Manchester United’s last 3 of 5 matches.
  • Atalanta scored in the last 16 of 18 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Atalanta’s last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Atalanta scored the last 8 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Atalanta’s last 2 of 4 matches.

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According to bookies, Manchester United are the favorites to win. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.66 as bookies predict the Red Devils have a 60% chance of beating Atalanta.

If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 4.40 on offer, while an away win for Atalanta pays out at 4.85.