Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid: Predictions, odds & betting tips
Jack Grealish Raheem Sterling Manchester City 2021-22
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The hosts aim to keep their hopes of winning the treble alive by getting a positive result in the home leg of the quarter-final tie

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Manchester City hope to keep their Champions League dream alive when they meet Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Premier League side are on a seven-game unbeaten run heading into the clash against Diego Simeone's side.

But the visitors are in excellent form, too, having won six in a row and without defeat in eight matches.

Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid latest odds

Manchester City are the favourites to win the first leg at odds of 1/3 (1.33) with bet365.

Atletico are the outsiders to win at the Etihad Stadium at 15/2 (8.5).

A draw between the two sides is priced at 15/4 (4.75).

Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid first goalscorer

Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez are all priced at 5/1 (6.0) to get the first goal of the game.

Atletico star Luis Suarez is 10/1 (11.0) and team-mate Antoine Griezmann is available at 14/1 (15.0).

Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid preview

Things are getting tense for Manchester City.

Their lead at the top of the Premier League has been reduced to just one point in recent weeks, while they have been handed a tough tie in the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola's side will be looking for a strong display at home to give them the best chance of going through and keeping their treble hopes alive.

They have lost just one of their last 21 matches in all competitions, but they have won just one of their last three home games.

Atletico, meanwhile, are in excellent form and will be prioritising the Champions League as their best hope of silverware this season.

Despite their excellent results, Diego Simeone's team are still 12 points adrift of Real Madrid in La Liga and are unlikely to close the gap in the last eight matches of the season.

Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid tips & predictions

Atletico Madrid are nowhere near as defensively stable on the road as they are at home, but they are still in fine goalscoring form. Backing this game to have over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.8) looks like a smart bet.

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org

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Manchester City

form

All
MCI 4 - 0 BOR
W
WHU 0 - 2 MCI
W
LIV 3 - 1 MCI
L
FCB 0 - 1 MCI
W
MCI 2 - 1 AME
W
MCI 3 - 2 AVL
W
WHU 2 - 2 MCI
D
WOL 1 - 5 MCI
W
MCI 5 - 0 NEW
W
MCI 4 - 3 RMA
W
Atlético Madrid

form

All
GET 0 - 3 ATM
W
JUV 0 - 4 ATM
W
CAD 1 - 4 ATM
W
ATM 1 - 0 MUN
W
NUM 0 - 4 ATM
W
RSO 1 - 2 ATM
W
ATM 1 - 1 SEV
D
ATM 1 - 0 RMA
W
ATM 0 - 0 GRA
D
ATM 2 - 1 ESP
W
Head to Head
2 Matches (1 Draws)
1 Total wins 0
1 Home wins 0
0 Away wins 0
Last 5 Matches
1 Wins
1 Draw
0 Wins
ATM 0 - 0 MCI
MCI 1 - 0 ATM
1 Goals Scored 0
Games Over 2.5 Goals 0 / 2
Both Teams Scored 0 / 2
Team Comparison
  • Attack
  • Defence
  • Distribution
  • Discipline
Player Comparison

Match Facts

  1. This will be the first ever meeting between Manchester City and Atlético Madrid in European competition, but the fourth between the respective managers of the two clubs – Pep Guardiola (W2) and Diego Simeone (W1).
  2. Atlético Madrid won 1-0 against Manchester United in March, eliminating the Red Devils from this season’s UEFA Champions League. Should they win this game, it will be the first time they have won on consecutive away trips to face English in European competition. 
  3. Manchester City have won three of their four meetings with Spanish clubs in the UEFA Champions League under Pep Guardiola (L1), with those being the most recent three. Their only meeting with a Spanish side in the knockout stages of the competition under Guardiola came in 2019-20, as they eliminated Real Madrid in the Round of 16 (4-2 on aggregate).
  4. Atlético Madrid will be the first side to face both Manchester United and Manchester City in the knockout stages of a European competition in a season since Juventus in the 1976-77 UEFA Cup – the Italian side would go on to progress from both of those ties, before winning the competition overall that season.
  5. Manchester City have only lost one of their last nine UEFA Champions League games beyond the group stage (W7 D1), with that defeat coming against Chelsea in last season’s final. Indeed, since Pep Guardiola’s first season in 2016-17, the Citizens have the highest win percentage of any team in the competition in non-group stage games (64% - 14/22).
  6. Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid side eliminated Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League (2-2 on aggregate), progressing on away goals. Across the two legs, Atlético averaged just 27% possession and scored their two goals from 18 shots, while Bayern netted the same number of goals from 53 attempts.
  7. Kevin De Bruyne could make his 50th UEFA Champions League appearance for Manchester City (currently on 49). Since his first season at the club in 2015-16, he has made more assists than any other player for an English club (17) in the competition.
  8. Antoine Griezmann is Atlético Madrid’s top scorer in the UEFA Champions League, with 25 goals in 55 appearances. The Frenchman has been directly involved in six goals in his last six games in the competition, scoring four times and providing two assists.
  9. Only Vinícius Júnior (44) has been directly involved in more shots than Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez (42 – 29 shots, 13 chances created) in the UEFA Champions League this season. Indeed, Mahrez has been directly involved in more goals than any other player for Pep Guardiola’s side (7 – six goals, one assist).
  10. Atlético Madrid’s Jan Oblak has kept 30 clean sheets in 67 appearances in the UEFA Champions League – no goalkeeper has made more since the start of the 2014-15 season; Oblak’s first in the competition. Manchester City, meanwhile, have only failed to score in one of their 28 home games in the UEFA Champions League under Pep Guardiola, averaging 2.8 goals per game at the Etihad Stadium (excluding qualifying phase).
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