Atletico – Manchester United: UCL playoff match prediction

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Atlético Madrid are fifth in La Liga with 42 points. In the last five rounds, Simeone’s team defeated Valencia (3:2), Getafe (4:3), Osasuna (3:0) and lost to Barcelona (2:4) and Levante (0:1). Before that, the Mattress Makers flew out of the Super Cup from Athletic (1:2) and from the Spanish Cup – from Real Sociedad (0:2).

Madrid is almost undefeated in their Champions League home matches, losing rarely. In the main European Cup, Atletico won 10 out of 13 duels with English clubs. Suspended defender Felipe and winger Carrasco, as well as injured goalkeeper Lecomte, defender Daniel Wass and midfielder Matheus Cunha will not play at the Wanda Metropolitano today. Find out more football predictions for today as we always choose the most exciting matches for your attention. The Red Devils are fourth in the Premier League. In recent matches, Manchester United drew with Burnley (1:1) and Southampton (1:1), defeated Brighton (2:0) and Leeds (4:2). In the FA Cup, Rangnik’s team was knocked out by Middlesbrough (1:1, 7:8 on penalties).

In Spain, the Mancunians won only 1 of the last seven away matches of the Champions League playoffs. Ronaldo is a true Atletico specialist. Cristiano has scored 25 goals in 35 matches against Atletico Madrid and will look to top up the scoring on Wednesday, especially considering the Portuguese have only scored one goal in the last eight rounds in the Premier League. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton, winger Mason Greenwood and forward Edinson Cavani will not play in Madrid.

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On Wednesday, the teams will hold their first official meeting; there were also no friendly matches between them. The bookmakers consider the sides equally at the moment, with a slight advantage for the home team. Atletico is gradually getting out of the winter crisis, but their status as a favourite in this match is very conditional. Manchester United are missing a lot this season, so they will be watching Cristiano as closely as possible.

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Rangnick has no fewer problems than Simeone, so United will not reveal themselves and will postpone the outcome for the game in Manchester. The game will hardly be ultra attacking with many goals. So, it’s better to pick a total under goals 2.5 for 1.70. To win more with huge bonuses, higher odds, and without risks – visit our betting sites for football rankings page. A fresh review of the most reliable offers for Indian bettors will be helpful for you.

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