The prediction of Atletico Madrid and Manchester United comes before the match of the eighth-finals of the Champions League. This game will be played on February 23rd, at Wanda Metropolitano, Spain. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United Match Preview and Team News
Atletico has been famously hard to break down under Simeone, but that has not been the case this season, and defensive lapses have left them trailing well behind city rivals Real in La Liga. They also struggled to deal with Liverpool’s firepower in the Champions League, losing 3-2 here in October and 2-0 in the reverse fixture at Anfield in November. On both occasions, they were not helped by having a man sent off, but there is still a sense that Atletico is more vulnerable at the back than usual. They were one of just two teams to qualify for the last 16 with a negative goal difference, having clinched the second spot in Group B with a 3-1 win at Porto in the final round of matches. Joao Felix enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy. Diego Simeone seeks responsibility in every game. It doesn’t matter who the opponent is, the players have to do their best, which is why he is one of the best coaches in the world.
United may have had their problems in the Premier League this season, but it has been so far so good in the Champions League, despite having three different managers in charge. They got off to a dismal when Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card ultimately proved costly in a 2-1 defeat at Young Boys. Still, late winners from Cristiano Ronaldo against Villarreal and Atalanta got them back on track. Ronaldo’s stoppage-time equalizer at Atalanta rescued a valuable point. However, poor domestic form resulted in the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Michael Carrick was in charge for the 2-0 win at Villarreal, which secured the top spot in the group. Jadon Sancho is the engine of this team, he goes through the opponent’s defense like a fast train, has excellent ball control, and the English international can be satisfied with his performance. Scott McTominay found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy.
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United Predicted Lineups
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Vrsaljko, Gimenez, Savic, Reinildo, Llorente, Koke, Kondogbia, Correa, Felix, Suarez.
Manchester United: De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, Elanga, Fernandes, Sancho, Ronaldo.
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United Betting Tips and Predictions
There are no favorites in this match, and we won’t be surprised if this clash could end in a draw.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. Football fans should enjoy this match and see at least a goal in each net.
Draw @ 3.20
BTTS Yes @ 1.90
Correct score 1:1 @ 8.00