On Tuesday, Atletico Madrid has some work to do. Atletico heads to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United behind on the aggregate because the Red Devils forced a 1-1 draw at Atletico in the first leg. Can the La Liga power get it done in one of the more historic soccer stadiums on the planet? Check out the latest Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Manchester United versus Atletico Madrid.
Manchester United vs. Atletico Madrid 2022 Champions League Round of 16 Info
- When: Tuesday, March 15 at 4:00 pm ET
- Where: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
- TV: CBS
- Live Stream: Paramount+
- Soccer Odds: Manchester United (+125) / Atletico Madrid (+258) / Draw (+217)
Why is Manchester United a safe bet to win?
No doubt, Man United isn’t in as good of form as Atletico. The Red Devils, though, have a couple of advantages in this match. First, United secured a 1-1 draw which puts them ahead on the aggregate because more weight falls to road goals than home goals. Second, Man U takes on Atletico on their pitch.
Home field means a lot in soccer, which is why United is a slight favorite even though many soccer fans and analysts believe Atletico is the better overall team. With home field, United should be very difficult to beat.
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Manchester United’s Last 5
- Win – 3-2 vs. Tottenham Hotspur
- Loss – 4-1 vs. Manchester City
- Draw – 0-0 vs. Watford
- Draw – 1-1 vs. Atletico Madrid
- Win – 2-4 vs. Leeds
Why is Atletico Madrid a safe bet to win?
The 1-1 draw versus Man U in the first leg disappointed for sure. But since then, Atletico has dominated. Madrid has won 3 straight since then, 2-0 against Celta Vigo, 3-1 versus Real Betis, and 2-1 against Cadiz. Jao Felix has scored 3 of Atletico’s last 5 goals. He’s in excellent form.
Not only that, but Atletico’s defense has allowed just 2 goals in the last 3 matches. If we go back to the 3-0 victory over Osasuna, Atletico has outscored their opponents, including the 1-1 draw against Man United, a combined 11 goals to 0.
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Atletico Madrid’s Last 5
- Win – 2-1 vs. Cadiz
- Win – 1-3 vs. Real Betis
- Win – 2-0 vs. Celta Vigo
- Draw – 1-1 vs. Man United
- Win – 0-3 vs. Osasuna
Manchester United vs. Atletico Madrid Betting Prediction
This is one of the toughest Champions League Round of 16 matches to handicap. Man United has home field, but Atletico is in better form. One thing to notice about Untied, though, is that they may have turned their form around in their last match. The Red Devils beat one of their top rivals, Tottenham, 3-2. Not only that, but the bad loss occurred against Manchester City, the highest-rated club team in the world.
Before the loss came the draw versus Watford, which came on the heels of the draw against Atletico. United knows their road goal lead is tenuous versus such a talented club. Expected the Red Devils to put their best foot forward and win this in regulation.
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