- Where: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
- When: Wednesday, April 13, 9 pm CET
Atletico Madrid and Manchester City clash this Wednesday at Wanda Metropolitan. The first leg saw the Citizens triumphing 1-0, after a lot of hard work and effort. They kept attacking throughout all 90 minutes, trying to break Simeone’s defense. In the end, Guardiola’s unit did that, but only once, meaning that they aren’t safe in this rematch. We’ve seen Atletico erasing much bigger leads in the past, against equally big and powerful teams.
Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester City Preview
After losing in Manchester, Atletico was defeated against Mallorca on the road, also with a minimal result, 1-0. Diego Simeone’s crew didn’t make a good intro for Wednesday’s event, and their fans are even more worried right now.
This was also the third consecutive event in which the Mattress Makers allowed at least one goal. It is reasonable to see them conceding at Etihad, but we didn’t expect that against Mallorca.
If there is a bright and positive factor for the Spanish side in the current situation, it would be recent performances at home. Atletico has three consecutive triumphs, in all of them scoring twice or more.
The Citizens had a rough clash against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, but that is already archived. A new challenge is ahead of Guardiola’s boys, and they don’t have too much time to rest.
Manchester’s defense has been very good these days, regardless of a few slips against the Reds. The Citizens didn’t lose in the last 12 games on the road. They won 10 of them and played two draws.
Now, in six of the last seven away events, Man City kept its net intact. On the other side, the forwards scored two or more goals on five occasions. All in all, the Citizens have been quite confident these days.
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Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester City Possible Lineups
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Savic, Hermoso, Reinildo; Llorente, De Paul, Kondogbia, Koke, Lodi; Griezmann, Felix
Manchester City: Ederson; Cancelo, Laporte, Stones, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City Head to Head
Kevin de Bruyne’s goal in the 70th minute made the difference in the opening leg. Man City was pressuring the rivals for all 90 minutes, having 685 of the ball in its possession and 15 shots on goals, and nine corner kicks. On the other side, Atletico’s stats were mostly filled with zeros. They parked the bus and didn’t even bother to try to attack.
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City Prediction
This will be a close one, but we still believe in City’s superiority here. Atletico has to be more aggressive than usual, which would leave enough space for Foden, Sterling, De Bruyne, and the rest of the pacey Citizens’ forwards. Our pick is the guests to win and to close this quarterfinal matchup dominantly. We do respect the team from Madrid, but Man City is a much better bunch than they are.
Our verdict: Manchester City Wins