On Wednesday evening, 13 April, Atletico Madrid will take on Manchester City at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Champions League quarter-final. They looked three goals stronger in the first leg but only scored once, so can we expect a comeback from the home side? Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at 1xbet application.
Atletico Madrid sit fourth in the table with 57 points from 31 games. They have scored 56 goals and conceded 38. The fight for the championship has long been out of the question (15 points behind the leading side Real Madrid), the aim 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 seven wins and a draw in 10 games.
Last week, however, was not a particularly good one for Madrid. Last Tuesday, the team lost minimally to Manchester City at the Etihad in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, before losing to Mallorca 1-0 (1,spurs) in the league. The outsider took even more shots on goal (10 against 9). Mexican centre-back Hector Herrera and centre-back Jose Jimenez are out injured.
Josep Guardiola’s side sit top of the table with 74 points from 31 games. 72 goals scored, 20 conceded (the least by any other club). There are 10 victories in their last 14 games. The team’s leaders are in fine form: Raheem Sterling, Riyad Marez and Kevin De Bruyne have 31 goals under their belt. By the way, it was the Belgian’s accurate shot that won the Blue-Whites the home game against Atlético de Madrid.
Last weekend, the visitors played what was arguably the most important fixture of the season in the APL as Liverpool entertained at the Etihad for a 2-2 draw. Admittedly, City were superior in every way and should have won. Only Portugal centre-back Ruben Dias is sidelined.
Prior to last week’s meeting, the teams had never played each other in official matches.
Atletico vs Manchester City match prediction
If Simeone’s gang came to the Etihad to hold on to a nil draw (hence the tactic of five defenders), now the Spurs will have to open up themselves – because they need to score at least once. The capital’s attacking talents are impressive – Felix, Suarez, Griezmann and Correa are capable of scoring against Ederson. Another thing is that the game in this fashion will be beneficial for the visitors – they won’t have to cut into the defense, and De Bruyne can take a one-timer against Oblak with one pass. We’ll bet on both sides to score and expect an exciting game.