Fresh off a 2-2 draw versus rival Liverpool, Manchester City heads to Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday to take on Atletico in the second leg of a 2-match aggregate. Atletico is the home dog in the huge Champions League Quarterfinals match. Will Man City cruise into the semifinals? Or will the home team grab the win? Check out Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Man City versus Atletico Madrid.
Man. City v Atletico Madrid Betting Odds | UCL Quarter Finals – 2nd Leg Match Analysis
Manchester City at Madrid – UEFA Champions League Betting Info
- When: Wednesday, April 13 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Why Manchester City will beat Atletico Madrid
Manchester City doesn’t always step forward with their best foot. But on Wednesday, they should. This past weekend, City drew 2-2 with one of the hottest teams on the planet, Liverpool. The Sky Blues looked great early, gave up a 2-1 lead in the second half, but then played great until the final whistle to pick up the draw. In the first leg, City beat AM 1-0. A similar final score should happen on Wednesday.
Manchester City Last 5
- D – 2-2 vs. Liverpool
- W – 1-0 Atletico Madrid
- W – 1-4 vs. Southampton
- D – 0-0 vs. Crystal Palace
Manchester City Predicted Starting Lineup
- De Bruyne
Why Atletico Madrid will beat Manchester City
Atletico Madrid played a great match in the first leg. Atleti faced Man City at Etihad Stadium. They didn’t win the match, but Madrid escaped Manchester with just a 1-0 loss. On Wednesday, Atletico takes on the Sky Blues on their pitch. They should have more of a chance in front of their fans. If Atletico plays the same type of game but takes efficient shots on offense, they should win.
Atletico Madrid Last 5
- L – 1-0 vs. Mallorca
- L – 1-0 vs. Manchester City
- W – 4-1 vs. Alaves
- W – 0-1 Rayo Vallecano
- W – 0-1 vs. Manchester United
Atletico Predicted Starting Lineup
Final Betting Analysis: Manchester City at Atletico Madrid
Earlier on Tuesday, Fernandinho shocked Pep Guardiola by telling the Man City manager that he planned on leaving City. The timing couldn’t be worse because Guardioloa knows how difficult it is to beat Atleti on the pitch at Wanda Metropolitano.
Guardiola may have to substitute Fernandinho. We shouldn’t look past how well Atletico played against the Sky Blues at Etihad Stadium.
Although AM didn’t take a single shot, their defense frustrated Man City all day. Expect Atletico to be slightly more aggressive on Wednesday.
But City can sit Fernandinho and still win this. He didn’t start in the last match versus the home team and the Sky Blues controlled possession 70% to 30% and held Atletico Madrid to 0 shots.
Not only that, but City is flying high after drawing with Liverpool this past Sunday. Atletico has an outside shot to win this. More than likely Manchester City proves why they’re the chalk to take the Champions League.
Champions League Pick: Manchester City -129