Atlético Madrid v Manchester Utd Betting Tips

Atletico Madrid are a team who have a reputation for uncompromising and pragmatic football, with Diego Simeone having enjoyed a long and successful reign with a side who have always had an abundance of team spirit.

The Argentine was a tough-tackling player for club and country, with the same approach taken from a management point-of-view and he will relish the opportunity to go up against a Manchester United team who were often far from convincing during the group stage.

Manchester United Slight Favourites to Qualify

It will be interesting to see what sort of shape the Red Devils are in when it comes to the last sixteen two legs. Ralf Rangnick has recently taken charge of United on an interim basis and he has yet to put his imprint on a squad of talented players thus far.

Perhaps United will be a different beast by the time the clashes against Atletico Madrid come around, although it has to be said that there was an element of fortune with the way that the north-west side finished top of a section that wasn’t too competitive.

United lost away to Young Boys before coming from a goal down to beat Villarreal. They came back from two goals down to overcome Atalanta, with the Red Devils landing a point against the Italian side before a victory at El Madrigal saw them go through.

Atletico Madrid Could Be a Good Bet to Qualify

Manchester United aren’t the only team to struggle to reach previous highs this season, with Atletico Madrid having won Spanish La Liga last term although they’re well off the pace during the current campaign. Indeed, it looked as though the Spanish side were going to miss out on a last sixteen spot although a win away to Porto helped them through.

We previously saw Atleti overcome Liverpool two seasons ago by landing a 1-0 victory at the Wanda Metropolitano before a never-say-die attitude got them over the line at Anfield, with Antoine Griezmann back at the club that he adores and perhaps he can cause problems for a team who have previously been linked to signing him.

Can Ronaldo Help United Go Deep in Champions League?

Cristiano Ronaldo is clearly desperate to steer United to further success and the 36-year-old dragged them through the group stage of the competition, with the Portuguese having proven the match winner on a number of occasions.

He is no stranger to facing Atletico Madrid and it will be interesting to see if he can prove the difference, with the Premier League club the sort of team that could perform well in cup competitions.

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