Atletico Madrid Vs Man Utd Betting Tip: Both To Score – 23 February 2022

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Spain Atletico Madrid Vs Manchester United Spain

Wednesday 23 February, 2022 – 20:00 (GMT)
UEFA Champions League
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 19/20
Bookmaker: Bet365
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 21 February 2022)

Preview: For the third season in a row, Atletico Madrid are paired with English opponents in the last sixteen of the Champions League. Diego Simeone’s side take on Ralf Rangnick’s Manchester United at Estadio Metropolitano.

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Atletico Madrid – Can Simeone reverse English misfortunes?

An eighth appearance in nine seasons in the knockout rounds of the Champions League beckons for Atletico Madrid. Progress was anything but serene though. Needing to win their final encounter away in Portugal against FC Porto, Diego Simeone’s charges netted two of their three goals in a 3-1 victory in stoppage time. Securing a place in the last sixteen as runners-up from Group B, behind another English side, Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp’s side prevailed home and away against the current La Liga holders, thus extending the Spanish outfit’s losing streak versus English opposition to four. After Chelsea’s 2-1 win in 2017, the Reds became only the second team from England to win away to Atletico. Los Colchoneros’ record of W8 D5 L2 in such matches underscoring just how formidable they remain in their own backyard.

Key Stat: Atletico Madrid progressed as Group B runners-up despite losing three of six group games and winning none of three in Madrid, following up a goalless draw with Porto by losing 3-2 and 1-0 to Liverpool and Milan respectively.


Draw & Both Teams to Score



Manchester United – Red Devils to build on recent Spanish excursions?

Under two different managers, three-time European champions Manchester United would eventually add their name to the sixteen team roster all now bidding to lift European football’s most coveted trophy in May’s final. This despite a rocky start, overcoming a shock defeat in Switzerland to Young Boys on their way to topping Group F. Finishing a point clear of Atletico Madrid’s La Liga adversaries, Villarreal.

Home and away victories over the Yellow Submarine ensured United’s positive recent trends when facing opposition from Spain’s La Liga continued, with that now five wins and two draws from their past seven such matches. Yet, a 2-0 success in Spain would represent their sole away victory during the course of the group stage, and just their third across the last nine away outings (D1 L5) in the competition.

Key Stat: This will be a 30th European away game versus Spanish opposition for Manchester United, who are looking to emerge victorious for only the seventh time (D11 L12).

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Atletico Madrid Vs Manchester United Betting Advice

The odds about a draw in this first leg immediately leap out at me. Mainly because it is difficult to invest much trust in either team. Atletico Madrid and Manchester United are both struggling to even qualify for this competition in their respective leagues, the former currently languishing in fifth in La Liga as the latter cling on to fourth in the Premier League despite growing pressure from the teams beneath them.


Atletico Madrid Vs Manchester United – Key Facts:

  • A first competitive meeting in more than 30 years sees Manchester United seeking to become just the third English side to win away to Atletico Madrid (W8 D5).
  • Atletico Madrid failed to win any of three home games in this season’s group stage (D1 L2). However, Man Utd’s away fortunes were also mixed: W1 D1 L1.
  • Between them these teams mustered two clean sheets (one each) from twelve group stage fixtures, with both teams scoring in eight (three for Atletic, five United).


Atletico Madrid’s reputation for being a well-drilled, obdurate side under Simeone is diminishing, shipping 34 in 25 La Liga games this term and eight in six in this competition. They have kept one clean sheet across the last eight matches. As for Man Utd, they are coming off a six-goal thriller at Leeds on Sunday having failed to keep a clean sheet for the fourth game in five, conceding in all but one group stage fixture.

Best Betting Odds – Atletico Madrid Vs Manchester United

Atletico Madrid – 11/8 (WilliamHill)
Draw – 9/4 (Bet365)
Manchester United – 11/5 (PaddyPower)