Manchester United take on Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening, March 15, in the return leg of the Champions League 1/8 final. A high-scoring encounter is what fans should be expecting. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at how to register with 1xbet.
Ralf Rangnick’s side sit fifth in the APL table with 50 points from 29 matches played. In the last 12 games, they have only won five times. The team have scored 48 goals and conceded 40. The defenders, represented by Harry Maguire and Rafael Varane, are too often mistaken, not even the phenomenal De Gea in goal. Two weeks ago, the Red Devils lost the derby to Manchester City 1-4, and Ronaldo, instead of attending the game itself, flew to Portugal to recover from an injury.
There has been a lot of criticism of the forward over the past 7 days, and he has once again shamed it. Cristiano scored a hat-trick against Tottenham last Saturday to lift his side to an important 3-2 win. The club have defender Luke Shaw on injured reserve and midfielder Scott McTominay.
The Spurs are third in the standings, with 51 points from 28 games. They have scored 52 goals and conceded 36. The fight for the championship has long been out of the question (15 points behind the leading side Real Madrid), the objective in the Primera is to remain in the bottom four. Diego Simeone’s side had a poor January, but they have improved in recent games, with four wins and a draw in five games. Last Friday, Madrid CF beat a resilient Cadiz side 2-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano thanks to goals from Felix and De Paul.
The injured ranks include midfielders Daniel Wass, Geoffrey Kondogbia, centre-back Mario Hermoso and Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha. Joao Felix is in fine form – he has 5 goals in his last 5 matches.
Prior to their first clash on February 23, the teams had not met in official matches in the 21st century.
Manchester United vs Atletico
Atletico have been blatantly poor in defence this season. In the last nine games, Oblak have only twice been dry. However, the Argentine cannot complain about the attacking performance – there are many high quality players ready to produce results. United’s defenders also “bring it”, but Rangnick has a weapon in the form of Cristiano Ronaldo, who already put the haters to shame last week. We predict that the teams will once again exchange goals, as they did three weeks ago.