Man City vs Atletico Madrid Prediction and Betting Odds
The 2nd leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals is around the corner as teams are gearing up to book their spot in the last 4. Come Wednesday night, Atletico Madrid is set to face a tough challenge against one of the best sides Manchester City in their own backyard.
After a frustrating game in the first leg, the hosts would be looking to break the City’s defense. On the other hand, Manchester City is currently looking invincible and a hot favorite to repeat their England performance in Europe. This means that the fans have a hot clash on hands to look forward to this week.
Crowdwisdom360 Game Predictor
|Who is ahead?|
|CL Table Performance||Manchester City|
|Recent CL Performance(Last 3 Games)||Manchester City|
|Last H2H Game||Manchester City|
Man City vs Atletico Madrid Prediction and Betting Odds
|Man City||Atletico||Predicted Winner|
|FCTables||Win Probability: 53%||Win Probability: 19%||Man City|
|Oddschecker||Odds: 17/20||Odds: 19/5||Man City|
Man City vs Atletico Madrid Prediction and Betting Odds: Recent Form
Atletico Madrid have had a decent season in La Liga but it is in contrast to their UCL outings where they have so far struggled to get going. They finished the group stage in 2nd place and barely made it to the next stage with just 2 victories as opposed to 3 losses and a draw in 6 games.
In the round of 16 fixture against Manchester United, they did a tremendous job by scoring at crunch moments. They were drawn against one of the hot favorites Manchester City in the quarterfinals. In the first leg, they were comprehensively defeated by a 1-0 margin. With a virtual knock out game remaining, it is of great importance to find some momentum.
The giant Manchester City have one eye on the title, but to go there, they will have to continue their glorious run in the Champions League quarterfinals. They did a tidy job in the group games that helped them consolidate their top spot while also aiding them to draw a relatively easier team in the form of Sporting in the round of 16.
They made a merry out of the contest as they ousted their opposition by a huge margin of 5-0. In the first leg of the quarterfinals, they didn’t put a foot wrong as they left the pitch with an all-important goal by Kevin De Bruyne. The side would be looking to go all out on Wednesday night.
Man City vs Atletico Madrid Prediction and Betting Odds: Head-to-head
Matches: 1: Man City: 1 Atletico Madrid: 0 Draw: 0
Recent Meeting: City handed Atletico Madrid a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal.
Man City vs Atletico Madrid Prediction and Betting Odds: Players to watch
Man City vs Atletico Madrid Prediction: Attack
The Atletico frontline has the services of Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann who have been consistent performers in the circuit. Luis Suarez has 13 goals and 2 assists in 42 games. The Spaniard has 72.2% pass accuracy along with 1.5 shots on target and 0.4 key pass per game in the recent games.
Joao Felix is yet another young talent who has burst into the scene with 10 goals and 5 assists in 35 outings along with 78.9% pass accuracy. He has a good finishing touch and is exceptional in aerial duels winning 0.7 duels every match so far.
Antoine Griezmann has also been a quality forward for the side with 14 goals and 5 assists in 44 outings along with 82.1% pass accuracy.
The Manchester City attack looks quite lethal with Gabriel Jesus, Foden and Mahrez in the line-up. Gabriel Jesus has 7 goals and 8 assists in 33 appearances and has an 86.5% passing rate. He also created 1 key pass per game and is a good dribbler with 1.5 dribbles per game.
Phil Foden has also been a prime player for them who has a fine finishing touch and provides a lot of crucial passes. He has netted on 11 occasions along with 11 assists in 48 outings so far. He has an overall rating of 7.23.
Riyad Mahrez has 22 goals and 6 assists from the start of this season along with creating 2.6 shots on target per game.
Man City vs Atletico Madrid Prediction: Defense
The Atletico Madrid defense is up to the task with Felipe, Savic and Mandava in the side. Stefan Savic is an important for the team with his passing and exceptional aerial duels. He has 80.8% pass success, 2.5 aerials won, 1.5 interceptions and 3.5 clears every game in the recent past.
Felipe is a quality player who intercepts extremely well and is an indirect set-piece threat. He has 82.2% pass accuracy along with an all-important 2.9 clears and 1 interception that has made him an integral part of the side.
The 25-year player Reinildo Mandava is a star with 83.3% pass success, 1.6 interceptions and 2.1 clears per game in 38 appearances.
The Manchester City defense would be pushing themselves to have a clean sheet against their opponents on Sunday.
Kyle Walker will be a key defender in stopping Madrid’s attack. He is an excellent passer and a set-piece threat who has 89.3% pass success along with 0.9 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, and 0.9 clears in 41 outings.
Joao Cancelo is a quality defender who controls the possession and gives some amazing crosses. He has so far provided with 2.1 tackles, 0.7 clears, and 1.2 dribbles in addition to a rating of 7.48.
Aymeric Laporte is another quality defender in the team who has 95% pass accuracy along with 1.5 aerial duels won per game.
Man City vs Atletico Madrid Prediction: Predicted Winner
The second leg of this particular clash has stolen the spotlight with the hosts having a huge task in stopping the City’s juggernaut in Europe. According to FCTables, it has given 53% chance of victory to City whereas the La Liga Champions have got a sleek chance of 19%.
On the other hand, Oddschecker who is known for giving the best odds has also suggested the away side be in the driver seat at 17/20 whereas Madrid is far behind at 19/5.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight has gone on to give a 20% chance for the underdogs to pull off an upset whereas the giants have a huge advantage of 55% in this battle.