Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid 2nd Leg Preview | Prediction | UCL 2022

The stage is set for another clash between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid as they play second-leg of Champions League at Old Trafford. 

Match Details: 
Round of 16: Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid
Date: 15-03-2022
Time: 8 pm (UK timing)
Venue: Old Trafford
Referee: Slavko Vincic

Manchester United will welcome Atletico Madrid after settling for a draw in the first-leg. United suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Manchester City but quickly bounced back as they routed Tottenham 3-2 on Saturday, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s hattrick. Ronaldo was not available in the derby clash but showed his significance against Spurs. 

He next plays one of his favourites rivals, Atletico Madrid, having scored 24 goals against them, and we expect him to be on the scoresheet vs Atletico Madrid. 

While Atletico Madrid are in fine form as well having won back-to-back games, it will take a beating to send Diego Simeone out of the competition, but United have the home advantage, so Los Colchoneros will have a tough time at Old Trafford. 

Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-Head

Manchester United and Atletico Madrid have only met once in the Champions League, ending in a draw. 

Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid: Form Guide

Manchester United: W-L-D-D-W

Atletico Madrid: W-W-W-D-W

Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid: Trivia 

- Manchester United have been knocked out thrice when drawing in the first leg of last 16 in Champions League.,against Real Madrid (2012-13 last 16), Bayern Munich (2013-14 quarter-final) and Sevilla (2017-18 last 16).

- Atletico Madrid have not kept a clean sheet in their last six games of Champions League. 

- 69% of the teams to draw at home in the first-leg of competition in the knockout stage have been eliminated. (59/85). 

Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid: Flashback 

Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid: Predicted XI

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Alex Telles; Fred, Scott McTominay; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo 

Atletico Madrid (3-5-2): Jan Oblak; Stefan Savić, Felipe, Reinildo; Llorente, Hector Herrera, Koke, Rodrigo De Paul, Renan Lodi; João Félix, Antoine Griezmann

Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction

United looks confident for this fixture after a recent victory; they have great players who can run a game, but they lack synergy in the matches, which results in a loss. However, they have Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the most crunch player and always delivers when needed.

Lately, Atletico Madrid have easily relinquished their lead in past few games, which could affect them in this fixture. 

They will need to be more pragmatic apart from just defending as United can punish them, and to put cheery on top, they will have the support of the home crowd, so we are favouring Red Devils in this fixture. 

Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Atletico Madrid

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