Two of the best soccer clubs in the world clash on Wednesday when Manchester United heads to Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain, to take on Atletico Madrid. The English Premier League power offers decent odds at +200 to upset the home squad. Will the La Liga team get it done? Or will Man U start their Round of 16 matchup versus Atletico with an improbable victory? Check out Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for United versus Atletico.
Man United versus Atletico Madrid | UCL Round of 16 Betting Odds for 1st Leg Match
Manchester United at Madrid – UCL Betting Info
- When: Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Why bet on Manchester United versus Atletico Madrid?
The Red Devils’ form is on the upswing. After a loss via penalty kicks to Middlesbrough in an English FA Cup match, and a couple of draws versus teams Man U should have beaten, United dominated Brighton 2-0 and beat up Leeds 4-2. Manchester United has a strong hand heading into this match.
Manchester United Last 5
- W – 2-4 vs. Leeds
- W – 2-0 vs. Brighton & Hove
- D – 1-1 vs. Southampton
- D – 1-1 vs. Burnley
- L – 1-1 vs. Middlesbrough
Manchester United predicted starting lineup
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Why bet on Atletico Madrid versus Manchester United?
Atletico hosts the Red Devils after playing one of their best matches of the season. The 3-0 victory over Osasuna shows what can happen when everything is clicking. Jao Felix, Luis Suarez, and Angel Correa all scored in the match. The home team has momentum heading into the first leg.
Atletico Madrid Last 5
- W – 0-3 vs. Osasuna
- L – 0-1 vs. Levante
- W – 4-3 vs. Getafe
- L – 4-2 vs. Barcelona
- W – 3-2 vs. Valencia
Atletico Madrid predicted starting lineup
Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid Betting Analysis
Because the second leg happens at Old Trafford, the pressure is on Atletico Madrid to keep Man United from scoring a goal and for Atletico to score a couple of goals against United.
Atletico should perform well under pressure. But it may not be well enough. In their last couple of matches, Man United has played like one of the best soccer clubs in the world.
The Red Devils are much deeper than Atletico. Felix, Suarez, and Correa must perform well. Man U can lean on Jadon Sancho, Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, or Bruno Fernandes. Manchester is so deep that they can bring Rafael Varane and Fred off the bench.
Atletico Madrid for sure can win this match. But the odds don’t justify a bet on Atletico. Instead, backing Man United at +200 is the bet to make. The Red Devils are on the upswing and have the depth to outwork Madrid and grab the dog victory in regulation.
Champions League Pick: Manchester United