On November 2, 2021, at 8:00 pm UK time, Serie A powerhouse Atalanta will host the “Red Devils” Manchester United in Group F of the UEFA Champions League.
Atalanta’s overall performance this season is decent.
After 11 rounds of league play, the team has won 5, drawn 4 and lost 2, and is ranked 5th in the league with 19 points.
From the data side, Atalanta has scored 20 goals and conceded 14 goals in 11 rounds. The team’s offensive and defensive performance is impressive, especially the attacking end is still sharp. The main striker Zapata has scored 6 goals for the team so far.
In the Champions League, the team is ranked 3rd in the group with 4 points, not much difference from the top two teams, and still has a chance to qualify.
Atalanta hosted Lazio in the league at the weekend, and the team dominated on the field, with 57% possession, 3 out of 17 shots on goal, which is more than twice as many as the opponent. The whole game was tied twice with goals from Zapata and Delon, resulting in a 2-2 draw.
It is worth noting that Atalanta’s home record this season is not good, with 1 win, 3 draws and 2 losses in 6 league home games, ranking 13th in the league.
Manchester United’s manager Solskjaer’s coaching ability has been questioned by the fans after the heavy defeat against Liverpool, and the whole team is now under great pressure.
In the league, Manchester United has 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, ranking 5th in the EPL with 17 points, 8 points away from the leader Chelsea.
In the Champions League group stage, the team has a decent record, currently topping the group with 6 points.
Manchester United played away to Tottenham Hotspur in the league last weekend, the team had 42% possession and 4 shots on target out of 10. With the goals of Ronaldo, Cavani and Rashford, the team finally swept the opponent with 3-0.
It is worth noting that the Red Devils’ away performance this season is better than their home, with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in 5 league away games, and their away ranking is 5th in the league.
In the last meeting between the two teams, Atlanta led by 2 goals in the first round, but was overturned by Manchester United in the second half, losing 2-3 against the Red Devils.
In recent times, Atlanta’s recent form is a bit mediocre, showing a strong offense and weak defense. Manchester United returned to the winning track in the last round of the league, and the team’s morale was able to rebound.
Combined with the strength of the two sides, we think this battle Manchester United is expected to take points home.
Prediction：Manchester United win or draw @1.425