Atletico Madrid host Manchester City in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 quarter-final on Thursday, April 14. The match will kick off at 12:30 AM IST.
Atletico, coming off a 0-1 loss to Mallorca in the La Liga, will welcome back Yannick Carrasco as they bid to qualify for the semi-finals for the first time since the 2016-17 campaign.
As for Manchester City, the Cityzens carry a 1-0 advantage to the Wanda Metropolitano and are boosted by the return of full-back Kyle Walker who will provide a strong defensive cover to halt the likes of Luis Suarez and Joao Felix from finding the net.
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City odds for UEFA Champions League 2021-22
Atletico Madrid: 4.80
Manchester City: 1.77
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Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City recent form
After a run of six wins across all competitions, Atletico Madrid are on a two-game losing streak and will aim for a turnaround at home on Thursday. The Colchoneros have won ten of their 13 knockout ties with English teams in the UCL, and will use it to their advantage against an in-form Manchester City.
Man City, on the other hand, are unbeaten in nine games across all competitions and are coming off a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Liverpool. Pep Guardiola returns to one of his familiar turfs as a manager and will aim to take his team into the semi-finals for the second season in a row.
Atletico Madrid: L, L, W, W, W
Manchester City: D, W, W, W, D
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City head-to-head
Atletico Madrid and Manchester City’s only meeting in history was in the first leg of UEFA Champions League 2021-22 quarter-finals, with the latter winning the fixture 1-0.
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City prediction for UEFA Champions League 2021-22
Manchester City are outright favourites to win the second leg match of their UEFA Champions League 2021-22 encounter against Atletico Madrid.
The Blues have won just thrice on Spanish soil, and will look to improve the record. However, given Atletico Madrid’s performance against Manchester United earlier this term at home, the hosts will be no simple pushover for the visitors.
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