Atalanta vs Manchester City betting tips: Champions League match preview & predictions

Atalanta vs Manchester City prediction: Atalanta 1-3 Manchester City

This article provides Atalanta vs Manchester City betting tips, a detailed match preview and predicted line-ups.

Even with a few changes to their starting eleven, Manchester City should have enough firepower to see past the bottom side in Group C.

Three points for the visitors will confirm their progress into the round of 16.

Atalanta are yet to pick up their first point in the competition and are on the brink of elimination. They will be hoping to restore some pride in front of their home supporters.

Atalanta vs Manchester City betting tips: What are the odds?

Atalanta vs Manchester City betting tips: Who will win?

Manchester City have won seven of their last eight matches in the Champions League.

Manchester City are massive 1/2 favourites while Atalanta are priced at 19/4 to win on Wednesday night. The draw can be backed at 15/4.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 16 of Manchester City’s last 18 games, while Atalanta have conceded the most goals in the competition (11). Bet on over 2.5 goals at 2/7.

All five of Gabriel Jesus’s goals this season have come away from home. Jesus is 7/2 to open the scoring and 4/6 to score anytime.

Atalanta vs Manchester City Champions League match preview

Group C leaders Manchester City travel to Italy for their match against Atalanta on Wednesday night. The match will be played at the San Siro, home of AC and Inter Milan, as Atalanta’s 21,000-capacity Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia does not meet UEFA requirements.

City beat Atalanta 5-1 in the reverse fixture at the Etihad a fortnight ago. Atalanta took a surprise lead before the half-hour mark after Ruslan Malinovskiy converted from the penalty spot. It was all downhill from there for the visitors.

Sergio Aguero’s brace was followed by a second-half hat-trick for Raheem Sterling. City finished the match with 10 men as Phil Foden was dismissed eight minutes from time for a second yellow card.

Since then, Atalanta have one win, one draw and one defeat from their three matches. They were beaten 2-0 at home by Cagliari on Sunday, having played most of the game with 10 men. The result sees Atalanta slip outside the top four, although they’re level on 21 points with fourth-place Lazio.

Atalanta have scored the most goals in Serie A this season (30), but have only managed three goals in three games in the Champions League. City have scored 10 goals in the same number of games.

City left things late on Saturday, coming from behind to beat Southampton 2-1 at the Etihad. Sergio Aguero levelled things up for City before Kyle Walker scored a winner four minutes from time. City remain six points behind leaders Liverpool, who they face next in the league.

Dinamo Zagreb host Shakhtar Donetsk in the other Group C match on Wednesday. Both sides are tied on four points, five behind Man City.

Atalanta team news vs Manchester City

Duvan Zapata is the only injury concern for Gian Piero Gasperini’s side.

Luis Muriel did not start the reverse fixture, but a hat-trick in Atalanta’s 7-1 win over Udinese puts him in contention to lead the line.

Josip Ilicic is available to play as his red card at the weekend does not apply to European matches.

Former Boro midfielder Marten de Roon is one booking away from a suspension.

Manchester City team news vs Atalanta

Pep Guardiola will have one eye on Sunday’s crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool when making his team selection for Wednesday night.

With that in mind, Angelino, Joao Cancelo and Nicolas Otamendi could all be handed starts in defence, with Fernandinho and Kyle Walker likely to be rested.

Teenage defender Eric Garcia will also be pushing for some playing time.

If Guardiola continues to rotate Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, then the latter should start up front.

David Silva will miss out after picking up a muscle injury at the weekend. With Phil Foden suspended and Rodri sidelined with a thigh problem, Bernardo Silva may be drafted into central midfield.

A knee injury will keep Oleksandr Zincehnko out until December, while Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte are long-term absentees – also with knee injuries.

Atalanta predicted line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Atalanta XI vs Manchester City

Predicted Atalanta XI vs Manchester City

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Atalanta

Predicted Manchester City XI vs Atalanta

Predicted Manchester City XI vs Atalanta

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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