Manchester City vs Atalanta: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Alex Campean

Monday, October 21, 2019 1:20 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 1:20 PM UTC

The Citizens are looking to take another step towards the UCL knock-out stages

<div><h2>Man City vs Atalanta</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/uefa-champions-league/manchester-city-vs-atalanta-bergamasca-calcio-3894485/?mtid=1"><strong>Tuesday, October 21, at Etihad Stadium (Manchester)</strong></a></p><p>After shockingly losing at home against Wolves 2-0 before the international break, Man City added 3 points to their Premier League tally beating Crystal Palace 2-0 on the road, closing the gap on leaders Liverpool to 6 points. They are enjoying a great season in the UCL group stages, winning both matches this term and keeping 2 clean sheets in the process. They now host Atalanta on Tuesday and are expected to consolidate their top spot. On the other side, the Italian side are sitting 3rd in their domestic league standings. Last weekend they were 3-0 with 20 minutes to go till the end of the match against Lazio. Guess what? They dropped 2 points, conceding the equalizer in the last seconds of the game. They were the top attacking team in Serie A last season and most of the people in the industry were saying they were very lucky. But not, they weren’t lucky. They are one of the most exciting teams in the Europe. They scored 21 goals in 8 Serie A matches, but they struggle to keep clean sheets. They are playing for the 1st time in the Champions League group stage and it’s very easy to see that. Despite being a good team, they lost both matches so far conceding 6 goals in the process.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Gian Piero Gasperini and Co will be without their best player, their lethal Colombian world-class striker Duvan Zapata, who got injured on international duty. Luis Muriel took his spot last weekend and he scored 2 goals in 5 minutes against Lazio. On the other side, Pep Guardiola will be without Aymeric Laporte, Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane. We’re expecting an attacking line with De Bruyne, Gundogan, Sterling, Aguero and B Silva.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>At home, Man City registered only 1 defeat and 1 draw this year across all competitions averaging 3.7+ goals scored per match. On the other side, Atalanta are a great attacking team but they have huge defensive issues. Let’s say that they don’t know how to defend. When you’re playing against Man City, one of the best attacking sides in the world who are always trying to score as many goals as possible you might get destroyed. There’s no possible way Atalanta might take out something from this match. The hosts are expected to easily win this match and secure 1st spot in the standings.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Champions League Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Man City to win and over 3.5 goals at 2.05 with Coral</strong></em></a></p></div>
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