Man City Vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score – 5 April 2022

In-form Spaniards can ruin City's clean sheet prospects?

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England Manchester City Vs Atletico Madrid Spain

Tuesday 5 April, 2022 – 20:00 (BST)
UEFA Champions League
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 21/20
Bookmaker: Bet365
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 3 April 2022)

Preview: This season’s Champions League quarter-finals features three ties with at least one former winner. The exception being this one, which gets underway at Etihad Stadium where Manchester City will be confident of extending their formidable home record against an Atletico Madrid bidding for quickfire victories in Manchester.

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Manchester City – Guardiola has the beating of Simeone?

Having barely broken into a sweat in the previous round, Man City should be relatively fresh for this their fifth successive last eight appearance in a competition which has so far remained elusive for the blue persuasion of Manchester. Pep Guardiola’s men defeated at the final hurdle last season. If they are to go one better in 2021-22, though, they must first navigate Diego Simeone’s streetwise Atletico Madrid side.

Guardiola does retain a slight edge on his counterpart, however, winning two of only three prior managerial duels. Man City aren’t as infallible as they were in last season’s tournament, though, conceding five more from five fewer matches. They were breached in every group stage game (W4 L2), before registering back-to-back shutouts in their 5-0 agg rout of Portuguese champions Sporting Lisbon in the Round of 16.

Key Stat: Manchester City haven’t lost a home Champions League fixture in three-and-a-half-years, winning 16 of 18 contests at Etihad Stadium since a 2-1 scoreline against Lyon on Matchday 1 of the 2018-19 edition.


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Atletico Madrid – More Manchester celebrations for Colchoneros?

On the thirteen previous instances Atletico Madrid encountered English opposition in a two-legged tie, only three resulted in an aggregate defeat. This includes round of 16 successes against Liverpool and Man Utd, in 2019-20 and this season respectively, either side of last season’s comprehensive 3-0 loss to eventual champions Chelsea. It begs the question, what does a maiden duel with Man City have in store?

The simple answer to that seems likely to be disappointment. That is if Atletico stay true to form in Europe this term. In the group stage, the 2020-21 Spanish La Liga champions won only twice (D1 L3) while conceding eight. Five of this total coming in home and away losses to Liverpool – a team vying for the English title with Man City. A 3-2 scoreline at Anfield among six defeats across 18 visits to England (W4 D7).

Key Stat: All three Atletico Madrid wins in Europe this season have been away from home, securing successful outcomes in Milan (1-2 vs AC Milan), Lisbon (1-3 vs FC Porto) and, more latterly, Manchester (0-1 vs Man Utd).

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Manchester City Vs Atletico Madrid Betting Advice

Had this fixture taken place in the group stage, we might have been looking at a crazy scoreline between two sides happy to slug it out. Man City scored 18, comprising 12 at the Eithad where they recorded wins against Club Brugge, PSG and RB Leipzig by scorelines of 6-3, 4-1 and 2-1. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid were a lot more modest, scoring just seven, but five were in away victories at AC Milan and Porto.


Manchester City Vs Atletico Madrid – Key Facts:

  • These clubs are contesting a European fixture against one another for the first time. Man City qualified as Group A winners (W4 L2), finishing above PSG, winning all three home matches despite conceding at least once in every Etihad encounter.
  • Atletico Madrid rather scrapped through as Group B runners-up (W2 D1 L3), finishing a long way behind an immaculate Liverpool despite winning two out of three away matches.
  • Both teams would then run a tight ship in the Round of 16. Man City were 5-0 aggregate winners against Sporting Lisbon (0-5a, 0-0h). Meanwhile Atletico Madrid ousted the other notable side from Manchester, Man Utd, 2-1 over two legs (1-1h, 0-1a).


Furthermore, Man City navigated the group stage without registering a single clean sheet before coasting through the last sixteen without conceding to Sporting Lisbon. I don’t envisage them getting the same easy ride by Atletico Madrid. The Spanish outfit are in the better form though. Atleti winning each of their last six contests, and can become the fifth visiting team in the last eight to notch at least one goal at the Eithad.

Best Betting Odds – Manchester City Vs Atletico Madrid

Manchester City – 4/11 (Coral)
Draw – 4/1 (Betfair)
Atletico Madrid – 8/1 (WilliamHill)