Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 5th April 2022.
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Former Champions League finalists Manchester City and Atletico Madrid lock horns in the quarter finals of 2021/22 edition.
The Citizens are heavy favourites to win the first leg at the Etihad, but Madrid can cause a few problems after hitting top form in recent weeks.
Guardiola’s men eased past Sporting Lisbon on a 5-0 aggregate in the previous round. While Simeone’s men got the better of Sky Blues’ cross city rivals Manchester United on a narrow 2-1 aggregate.
Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head
This will be the first ever official meeting between the two teams.
Manchester City have won their last three meetings with Spanish teams. This includes a pair of wins against Real Madrid in 2019/20 season and the return leg group stage victory against Barcelona at the Etihad in 2016.
The Sky Blues have a good home record against LaLiga sides having won in 5 of the 10 overall duels till now. The remaining five games is split across 3 draws and 2 losses.
Atletico Madrid faced off against Liverpool in this season’s group stage and lost both matches before registering a 1-0 victory at the Old Trafford. This is their first win against English clubs in six attempts having lost to Chelsea in the both legs of round of 16 knockouts last season.
Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
we are expecting a high scoring affair at the Etihad on Tuesday. A majority of Manchester City’s Champions League games this season saw goals at either ends. Meantime, Atletico defense is a shadow of what it used to be in previous seasons.
Therefore, the best bet for the Champions League first leg fixture between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid is the over 2.5 goals.
Meantime, brave punters can back the hosts to win with both teams score priced at 3.25 odd.
After a difficult start to the campaign, Kevin De Bruyne managed to hit top form and scored 4 goals in his last five appearance for the club. This includes a goal-a-piece in the last two games against Burnley and Southampton. He is our top pick to score anytime here, which will be his first goals since scoring the opener against PSG in April last year.