First Match Score 0:1.
Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Referee: Daniel Siebert.
The reigning Spanish champions only need a victory. However, despite the high motivation of the Indians and the field factor, bookmakers don't see Simeone's team as a favorite but the EPL leader, Manchester City, which achieved in the first match of this confrontation with a victory of 1:0.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
To be honest, we are a bit surprised by the fact that Diego Simeone, for the La Liga away match against Mallorca, fielded eight players who had played in Manchester. De Paul, Carrasco and Suarez instead of Vrsaljko, Lodi and João Félix. Simeone did not let his strongest performers to rest and the result in Balearic was negative - a 0:1 defeat. By the way, Madrid, despite possessing the ball 68% of playing time, had a disappointing match, scoring once
If Atletico could not overcome the resistance and defense of the La Liga outsider, what should the Indians expect against the strongest team in the EPL? Let's not forget that Manchester City do not need to go on a full offense from the first minutes of the match, because the time after 1:0 at the Etihad is just for the Mancunians.
The team's lineup after the game with the Spaniards was not much rotated either, but Don Josep had a good reason for such a decision. The opponents were not a third-rate Mallorca, but Manchester City's rival for the English title, Liverpool. As a result, it was an ordinary 2:2 draw. The Citizens formally retained the lead of one point in the standings, so we can say that this result was to the advantage of the Mancunians.
If we take a closer look at Manchester City's away games in the UCL, the statistics are mixed. Not a single draw, two group stage defeats and two victories. Beating PSG and Leipzig, smashing victories over Brugge and Sporting. In all these games the total was over (1.5). At the same time, Manchester City's away matches have rarely been productive in recent times.
Expert Betting Tips
Manchester City dominated the first game of the confrontation. 68% ball possession, 15 shots versus zero by Atletico, and two goals scored. After such weakness at the Etihad, it's hard to believe that Simeone's team are capable of anything at all against City.
We doubt that the upcoming match will be rich in goals. After the failure in Manchester, the Indians failed to score and lost to Mallorca, which is difficult to explain logically. In turn, Manchester City in Madrid has to simply outclass without unnecessary stress.
Given that we are on the side of the visiting team and at the same time, we believe that there will not be more than three goals scored in the match.