Man City vs Atletico Madrid Score Prediction | Head-to-Head Preview | UCL 2022

Two giants of Europe take on each other in the Champions League quarter-final to chase their maiden Champions League trophy this season. 

Man City vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction

Sportco provides an in-depth preview, key stats, probable lineups and a score prediction for the Man City vs Atletico Madrid clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Match Details: 
Quater-final: Man City vs Atletico Madrid( first-leg)
Date: 06-04-2022
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Time: 7 pm (GMT)
Referee: István Kovács

It's obvious Manchester City are the favourites in the Champions League and their 5-0 thrashing to Sporting Lisbon was a testament to it. They are one of those teams which opponents want to avoid until the final.  

But if you are facing Atletico Madrid, you will needn’t be overconfident as they have the habit of humbling big powerhouses of Europe. 

The Los Colchoneros have defied all the odds in Champions League, and you should not underestimate them.

Time by time, the Spanish Giants have proved their worth and having one of the masterminds, Diego Simeone, alongside, it will be a tremendous upset if they managed to pull this off. 

Man City vs Atletico Madrid: Form Guide

Manchester City form guide: W-W-D-D-W

Atletico Madrid form guide: W-W-W-W-W

Man City vs Atletico Madrid: Trivia 

- Manchester City have won three of their four matches against Spanish teams under Guardiola. (L)

- Atletico Madrid are the first side to face Manchester United and Manchester City in a knockout stage of UEFA competition in a single season since Juventus in 1976-77 UEFA Cup – Juventus won both the games before winning the competition. 

- If Atletico wins this game, it will be the first time they have won consecutive away trips to English clubs. 

Man City vs Atletico Madrid: Lineup Prediction

Man City Predicted XI (4-3-3): Ederson Moraes; Joao Cancelo, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling

Atletico Madrid Predicted XI (3-5-2): Jan Oblak; Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Reinildo Mandava; Marcos Llorente, Rodrigo De Paul, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Koke, Renan Lodi; Antoine Griezmann, Joao Felix

Man City vs Atletico Madrid: Score Prediction 

Man City will miss Ruben Dias in this fixture, but they have enough talented players to pull the strings. 

While Atletico Madrid will try to keep City’s forward on a leash, and then later, they will take full advantage of their home ground in second-leg. 

Regardless, Man City will put mammoth pressure on Atletico in the final third of the game and make use of the home advantage. 

A relatively difficult game to predict as it will be a battle of two different footballing ideologies, between Pep Guardiola's dynamic and possession-based football vs Diego Simeone's pressure absorbing, counter-attacking football. Sportco stays on the fence for this one as our prediction for tonight's game between Man City and Atletico Madrid is.......

Prediction: Man City 1-1 Atletico Madrid

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