Tip Manchester United - Atalanta
Prediction published on October 17, 2021 at 9:36 PM - Modified on October 19, 2021 at 2:54 PM
Manchester United are in turmoil and ahead of their home game against Atalanta in Group F of the Champions League, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under fire. They go to this game placed third in the group, with three points and Atalanta top on four points. Manchester United go to the game straight from a 4-2 loss to Leicester City, their third defeat in five matches and they’ve managed just one win in the process. United have led in their last two matches but dropped points in both matches, and head to this game with just one clean sheet in 11 matches. They’ve failed to score in two of their last five matches while both teams have scored in each of their last three matches. United aren’t doing any better in the Champions League; going to this game, they have three losses in four Champions League games and just one clean sheet in 13. Each of their last nine Champions League games have produced over 2.5 goals and both teams have scored in each of the last six. In the last game in this group, they needed a last minute winner to beat Villarreal 2-1.
Atalanta are coming from a convincing outing in Serie A where they trounced Empoli 4-1, for their third win in five matches. They will be very confident heading to Manchester, having scored two or more goals in four of their last five matches. Seven of their last 10 games have produced over 2.5 goals but they have just three clean sheets in 10 matches. Both teams have scored in seven of Atalanta’s last 10 matches and they go to this game unbeaten in five away matches this season. They’ve won three and drawn two of their five away games and in those five away games, both teams have scored in four, while Atalanta have scored in all five. In their history, Atalanta have played nine away matches in the Champions League, and they’ve scored in each of the last eight.
Key points Manchester United - Atalanta
Atalanta have scored in each of the last eight away matches in the Champions League.
Manchester United have one clean sheet in 11 matches this season.
Both sides have scored in United’s last six Champions League matches.
Both teams have scored in seven of Atalanta’s last 10 matches.
Conclusion Manchester United - Atalanta
Atalanta take to this game the better form of these two but with the attacking quality that Manchester United have, they can’t be overlooked. Both these sides haven’t been very tight defensively and we can back both to score here, as it has been in most of their recent matches.