On October 20, 2021 at 12:00 AM Pacific Time, the “Red Devils” will host Serie A powerhouse Atalanta in Group F of the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester United started the season with a perfect performance, grabbing points in several consecutive games in the league. However, after being defeated 1-2 by Swiss Super League team Young Boys in the first match of the Champions League group stage, the Red Devils are obviously out of shape and their overall performance is fluctuating.
After 8 rounds of league games, the team has won 4, drawn 2 and lost 2, ranking 6th in the EPL with 14 points, 5 points away from the temporary leader Chelsea.
In the Champions League, the team has 1 win and 1 loss, and is currently ranked 3rd in the group with 3 points.y
Manchester United’s most recent match was away to Leicester City. The team did not have the advantage on the field, with 51% possession and 4 shots on target out of 18.
Although the team temporarily took the lead with a goal from Greenwood, the situation was quickly reversed by the Blue Foxes and they were eventually defeated by 2-1.
Not only did the loss have an impact on team morale, but manager Solskjaer was blamed for the loss.
Cavani, Martial, Varane, Traore and Fred are all injured and will be unable to play in this Champions League match.
It is obvious for everyone to see the excellent performance of Atalanta in recent seasons. The team has got the Champions League spot for 3 consecutive seasons with its sharp attack.
Recently, the team has been in a bit of a slump, with 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses after 8 rounds of league play, ranking 6th in Serie A with 14 points. In the Champions League, the team has won 1 and drawn 1, and is currently ranked first in the group with 4 points. However, with only 1 point ahead of the team behind them, the lead is not obvious.
Atalanta’s last league match away to the weak Empoli, the team had a slight advantage on the field, with 52% possession, 22 shots and 7 shots on goal. With the goals of Ilicic and Zapata, and an own goal from the opponent, the team finally won 4-1.
It is worth noting that Atalanta’s star striker Zapata is still in great form and has scored 4 goals for the team so far this season.
Manchester United’s recent form has been drifting, with problems on both the offensive and defensive ends of the team, and Ronaldo is also a bit out of form.
Atlanta’s attack is still sharp, but the lack of defensive end is really dragging down the team’s performance.
The current attitude of all parties still gives more support to the home team. Combining the strength of both sides, we predict that Manchester United will win the match.
Prediction:Manchester United to win @1.73
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