Manchester City v Atalanta Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd October 2019

Citizens to sink Atalanta at the Etihad

Manchester City v Atalanta Betting Tips – Champions League, 22nd October 8.00pm

Tournament debutants Atalanta have not managed to get a point on the board yet and they have been leaking goals. That doesn’t spell good news for them as they have to go to the Etihad on Tuesday in search of points. Manchester City have won their opening two games of the campaign and are red hot favourites for this one. Read our predictions for Manchester City v Atalanta.

Manchester City v Atalanta Betting Odds*

Man City 1/6
Draw 6/1
Atalanta 14/1

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Manchester City News and Form – Will the Citizens sink Atalanta?

It has been easy going for Man City so far in the Champions League. They taken a 3-0 win over Shakhtar and a 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb. When the draw was made, the English champions always looked as if they were going to be comfortable. It is 19 goals that Manchester City have scored in their last six Champions League games. They have won 9 of their last 11 in the competition and in that run of games have tallied 34 goals.

Man City 3-0 correct score
8/1

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Last season in the group stage the Citizens took a W2 L1 record and this time around they will expect to be perfect, given the level of competition that they up are up against. The Citizens have won 10 of their last 17 home games in European competition, losing six of those. They are the current front runners to lift the trophy outright this season.

City averaged 4 goals per home game in last season’s competition (five home fixtures). Their form against Italian clubs is not all that hot. They have taken only the three wins in their last ten against Italian opposition. But their most recent meetings with an Italian club was against Napoli in the 2017/18 Champions League and City won both of those. Overall their head to head record against Italian teams is W3 D4 L4.

Manchester City v Atalanta Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between the two sides

 

Key-Facts – Manchester City v Atalanta

  • Atalanta have lost 3 of their last 6 European games
  • Man City have won 9 of their last 11 UCL games
  • The Italians have won their two previous games against English opposition

 

Atalanta News and Form – Can Atalanta upset Man City?

Atalanta are in their debut Champions League season. It got off to a terrible start as they lost 4-0 against Dinamo Zagreb. They did take a lead against Shakhtar Donetsk in their second fixture, but couldn’t hold out. Atalanta lost 2-1 in the fixture after conceding a hammer blow of a goal deep into stoppage time. That’s never a nice way to lose. Now they have to go to the Etihad to try and kick start their campaign.

Atalanta are winless in four European games (D2 L2). They have scored only the one goal in that sequence of fixtures as well, the strike from Duvan Zapata (their main goalscoring threat) which gave them the lead against Shakhtar. Still, if you look at the wider picture of Atalanta’s form, they aren’t that bad. It is has been just the three defeats in their last 16 European games (W7 D6).

Before the start of this group stage campaign, Atalanta were undefeated in seven European fixtures. It was a third-place finish in Serie A that they took last season, their highest ever finish in the Italian top flight, to get themselves here. Their only previous meeting with an English opponent was when they face Everton in the 2017/18 Europa League and they won both meetings. Atalanta have lost only two of their last eight European away games (W3 D3).

Manchester City v Atalanta Tips & Odds

Man City/Man City HT/FT at 4/7
Over 3.5 goals at 4/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 19th, 2019 at 1:12 p.m.)

Manchester City v Atalanta Predictions

Man City to win: The visitors may not be able to land a glove on Manchester City. The Citizens should easily be comfortable here and keep the visitors off the scoresheet. A routine victory at the end of the day is expected, so Manchester City to win to nil.


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