There’s an old cliché in football that you’re only as good as your last game.
And by that token, Manchester City will be chomping at the bit to get stuck into Atalanta in their Champions League game on Wednesday November 6.
They will be fresh from their 5-1 hammering of the Italians, in which they cut their opponents’ defence apart at will in the second half and could have rattled up more than the five goals that they scored.
Indeed, they created at least eight high quality chances on the night – five of which were tucked away by the magnificent Raheem Sterling (x3) and Sergio Aguero (x2).
To their credit, Atalanta never gave up and indeed created some decent chances of their own: as well as Ruslan Malinovskyi’s penalty, they also had opportunities to hit the et and fashioned six shots on target.
The first game between the pair was a highly entertaining affair, and so neutrals as well as fans of the respective teams will be looking forward to this return leg in Milan.
|Team ||Record ||Goals ||Points |
|1. Manchester City ||3-0-0 ||10-1 ||9 |
|2. Dinamo ||1-1-1 ||6-4 ||4 |
|3. Shakhtar Donetsk ||1-1-1 ||4-6 ||4 |
|4. Atalanta ||0-0-3 ||2-11 ||0 |
So how do we see the game going? Let’s take a look in this Atalanta vs Manchester City preview.
1. Atalanta vs Manchester City Betting Odds
It was a resounding victory for the English champions in the first game, and so nobody is surprised to learn that they are a warm favourite with the bookies in their Atalanta vs Manchester City betting odds.
You can back Pep Guardiola’s men at odds of 1.40, while Atalanta – at least buoyed by having the home advantage – are available at 6.50. The draw can be wagered upon at a price of 5.10.
2. Atalanta vs Manchester City Predictions
It was obvious to anyone that follows football from across Europe that a game between Manchester City and Atalanta was always likely to serve up goals.
City are one of the most devastating forces in world football when it comes to attacking play; so much so that Guardiola was able to leave out the likes of David Silva and Bernardo Silva for the first fixture between the teams in England.
As for Atalanta, well, this is a team that plays gloriously manic football under boss Gian Piero Gasperini. In the Serie A they average nearly three goals per game scored, however they have kept just one clean sheet all season long.
More concerning for supporters of the Italian side, they have now conceded four and five goals respectively in Zagreb and Manchester.
They will be more comfortable on home soil, however don’t forget that they lost to Shakhtar Donetsk in their only home match in this competition so far.
The only chance we can really give Atalanta is if City’s defensive woes continue. They have lost key figure Aymeric Laporte to a long-term injury, while midfielder-turned-defender Rodri also picked up an injury in the first game between these teams.
That means that Guardiola will have to partner either Nicolas Otamendi or John Stones with Fernandinho in the heart of his defence, and neither can be classed as a top-level defender. Maybe that alters our perspective in making these Atalanta vs Manchester City predictions?
And perhaps that gives Atalanta an outside hope of getting their Champions League campaign back on track in this game?
3. Atalanta vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Often in football betting, it’s best not to go and against the grain and simply follow in the trends that we know.
So what do we know about these two teams? Simply, that Manchester City are better than Atalanta, but that both are capable of scoring and conceding goals.
And so you don’t need to be a detective to know how we’re going to headline our Atalanta vs Manchester City betting tips. A bet on Manchester City to win pays at 1.40, Both Teams to Score is available at 1.50 and when you combine the two in a double – Manchester City to Win & Both Teams to Score – we can get odds of 2.25.
And if you want to try another way to profit, how about backing Man City to score three or more goals? You’ll get odds of 1.81 on that eventuality.
4. Atalanta vs Manchester City Live Stream
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Register at 1XBET, who has a really good live streaming offer and usually they also broadcast this kind of matches, so we hope that this time is no different and they will solve your Champions League live streaming problem.