The “San Siro / Meazza” stadium in Milan will host the Group C clash of the Champions League, between Atalanta and Manchester City, counting for round 4 of the group stage.
◽️She is the leader of Group C, having 0 points in 3 games, 2 goals scored and no less than 11 received.
◽️He has only one victory in the last 5 games, 2 in the last 7 matches, one coming to his own field, with Udinese, score 7: 1.
◽️He crushed in the last round of the championship, 2: 0, on his own ground with Cagliari, a match in which Cagliari managed again to dismantle the Bergamo players, imposing without emotions with the score of 2: 0.
◽️He is the leader of this group, having maximum points after 3 games, also having a unique goal, 10 goals scored and 1 only received.
◽️It has been doing well lately, managing to win in turn with Crystal Palace, Atalanta, Aston Villa and 2 times with Southampton.
◽️Laporte, Sane, David Silva, Zinchenko and Rodrigo are injured, while Phil Foden is suspended.
▫️In the match on Etihad, Rahim Sterling gave a presentation of big days, scoring a hattrick, offering the goal pass for one of Aguero’s achievements, while also getting the penalty from which the Argentinian doubled.
⚽Atalanta – City probable teams:
▪️Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Gollini; Palomino, Kjaer, Djimsiti; Chestnut, Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Gomez; Illicic, Muriel.
▪️Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Fernandinho, Stones, Mendy; Gundogan, Silva, De Bruyne; Bernard, Sterling, Jesus.
Atalanta: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Atalanta is not in the best period. He has only one success in the last 5 matches, 7-1 with Udinese, and in the championship he lost at home, in the previous round, 0-2 in front of Cagliari.
◾️Bergamascii are in 5th place in Serie A, on a par with Lazio, on 4.
◾️In the Champions League, Gasperini’s team took a lot of goals.
◾️Has the weakest defense, 11 goals conceded, of which 9 away, and no points earned. In the previous match at home he lost to tiahtior (1-2), after leading by 2-1.
◾️The only chance of the Italians is to win in front of the English champion, but this scenario is quite unlikely.
◾️Zapata is the only absentee from Atalanta, but the Colombian has been successfully replaced by the compatriot Luis Muriel, who has scored 8 goals in the 500 minutes played this season.
◾️Ilicic and Papu Gomez will support Muriel on the offensive. Palomino will remain on the bench in defense, playing Toloi, Djimsiti and Masiello.
◾️10 of Atalanta’s 14 matches this season have had at least 4 goals.
◾️The Italians have only one match in which they kept their gate intact, 2-0 with Roma, and only two in which they did not score – 0-4 with Dinamo Zagreb and 0-2 with Cagliari.
Manchester City: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Manchester City has not taken any wrong steps in the last month.
◾️He won everything he could win, though, in the final stage, he struggled on home soil with Southampton (2-1).
◾️Guardiola’s team returned the result in thelast 20 minutes, in front of an opponent they had slightly overtaken in the middle of the week, in the League Cup.
◾️In the Premier League, City are 6 points behind Liverpool, which they are going to meet at the end of the week.
◾️In the League, everything went perfectly for the English champion.
◾️3 wins from as many matches and one goal received.
◾️The attack is the best in the group, with 10 goals so far – half, with Atalanta.
◾️6 people are on Manchester City’s unavailable list.
◾️Foden is suspended and Laporte, David Silva, Sane, Zinchenko and Rodrigo are injured.
◾️Even so, Guardiola has a very competitive first 11 to choose from. Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus and Sterling will play in the attack, and Bernardo Silva and De Bruyne in the middle, along with Gundogan.
◾️Stones and Otamendi will be starters, unlike the match two weeks ago.
◾️City have won 7 of the last 11 away matches in the Champions League, including the last match played in Italy, 4-2 with Napoli, in November 2017.
◾️In this period, only Liverpool (0-3) and Tottenham (0-1 ) did not score.
⚽Statistics of the live matches Atalanta vs Manchester City
▪️In the tour, it was 5-1 for City, after Atalanta opened the scoring.
Football Prediction of the Day Atalanta vs Manchester City
I am sure Manchester City will burn the bergamasci on the counter, which should the English open the score, they will be forced to attack, the mission of the Italians being so difficult.
Moreover, Atalanta showed in the game with Cagliari that it is not at all a difficult team, the game in front of the midfielders and the Serbian attackers making the difference in that match with Cagliari, the key being the mobility of the players in the middle of the field, mobility in which consists the game of the teams coached by Guardioloa.
Manchester City comes after 5 wins in a row in all competitions, all these 5 victories coming with at least 2 goals scored by the citizens.
Bet Tips: 2 and over 1.5 goals
The chances of Italians qualifying are minimal. Atalanta only helps the victory, but neither are there too many hopes. I believe, however, that Gasperini’s team will approach the match as they did in the tour. Will try to put pressure on from the start and score as soon as possible. However, I do not think he will be able to keep his gate intact, because he does not do much in the championship either. Chances are great enough to see a match similar to the one in the tour, with many goals. The odds for at least 4 goals in the match are appealing to me.
Prediction Today: over 3.5 goals
Atalanta vs Machester City is a spectacular game even though Guardiola will not line up the best 11. The more the premises of a game with goals increase because Atalanta has nothing else to do but attack in this match, the chances of qualifying in the best Champions League being almost compromised, but would have a chance of the Europa League in the event of a success in front of a City without the basic lining, but also with valuable footballers. In the tour City won clearly, 5-1, but Atalanta also managed to score and I think the Italians will succeed in this match to drill the English gate. Although the odds are very low for this type of bet, I choose it at the expense of over 3.5 goals, because at a bet over 3 goals Asian we get the odds 1 in a match with 3 goals.
Bet Tips: Over 3 goals Asian