UCL 2021-22: Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United prediction and betting tips (February 23)
Manchester United finished top of Group F of the UEFA Champions League with 11 points. Will Manchester United get a win against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the round of 16 at Old Trafford?
Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd) has scored six goals in the Champions League this season
Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd) has scored six goals in the Champions League this season
by Dipo Lukman Dipo Lukman

Atletico Madrid will host Manchester United in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League game.

The match will start at 8 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 23 February 2022. The match venue is Old Trafford, Manchester. Below you will find betting tips and match prediction for Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United (February 23) in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United latest odds on betting sites

Atletico Madrid have their winning odds placed at 2.55 (+155 American; 31/20 Fractional). Manchester United, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 3.11 (+211; 211/100). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 3.30 (+230; 23/10).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Atletico Madrid — 38%, draw — 30%, Manchester United — 32%.

Latest betting odds on Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United (23 February 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.27 (+127; 127/100)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.74 (-135; 87/50)
  • To qualify Atletico Madrid — 2.04 (+104; 26/25)
  • To qualify Manchester United — 1.78 (-128; 39/50)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.97 (-103; 97/100)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United match preview and statistics

Atletico Madrid finished second in Group B of the UEFA Champions League with seven points. Los Colchoneros got a 3-1 victory over FC Porto in their last Champions League game. Antoine Griezman opened the scoreline in the 56th minute as he tapped in from close range.

Yannick Carrasco was sent off in the 67th minute after pushing a player. Wendell was sent off in the 70th minute as he also attempted to push a player. Agustin Marchesin was also sent off in the game after a clash between both teams. Angel Correa made it 2-0 in the 90th minute with a top finish into the net.

Rodrigo De Paul made it 3-0 in the 92nd minute as he finished from two yards. FC Porto were awarded a penalty in the 95th minute after Evanilson was bought down in the box. Sergio Oliveira converted the penalty as he pulled one back in the 96th minute.

Atletico Madrid had 32% ball possession and completed 160 passes. Los Colchoneros created eight big chances. Atletico Madrid had 14 shots with seven being on target. They had an expected goal of 3.74 compared to Porto’s expected goal of 1.58.

Atletico Madrid smashed Osasuna by three goals to nil in their last league game. Joao Felix opened the scoreline in the third minute with a nice finish from close range. Luis Suarez doubled their lead in the 59th minute, a top-class finish from almost halfway. Angel Correa scored the last goal of the game in the 89th minute as Atletico Madrid secured all three points.

Atletico Madrid are fifth in the La Liga table with 42 points. Los Colchoneros have scored 45 goals while conceding 34 goals with a difference of +11. Atletico Madrid have won three of their last five matches in all competitions.

Atletico Madrid team news: Benjamin Leconte tested positive to Covid and is out of the game. Daniel Wass is out of the game with a knee injury. Yannick Carrasco is suspended for the game.

Manchester United finished top of Group F of the UEFA Champions League with 11 points. The Red Devils played a 1-1 draw against Young Boys in their last game. Mason Greenwood opened the scoreline in the ninth minute with a nice volley into the bottom corner.

Fabian Rieder levelled the scoreline in the 42nd minute with a curling finish into the top-right corner. Manchester United had 49% ball possession and completed 400 passes. The Red Devils created two big chances. Manchester United had seven shots with five being on target. They had an expected goal of 1.18 compared to Young Boy’s expected goal of 1.30.

Manchester United got a 4-2 victory over Leeds United in their last league game. Harry Maguire opened the scoreline in the 34th minute with a nice header into the back of the net. Bruno Fernandes doubled the scoreline in the 50th minute with a nice finish into the net.

Rodrigo pulled one back in the 53rd minute, a top finish into the top right corner. Raphinha levelled the scoreline in the 54th minute with a tap in from close range. Fred made it 3-2 with a top finish into the back of the net from a tight angle. Anthony Elanga secured the win for Manchester United with a finish under the goalkeeper.

Manchester United are fourth in the Premier League table with 46 points. The Red Devils have scored 44 goals while conceding 34 goals with a difference of +10. Manchester United have won two of their last five matches in all competitions.

Manchester United team news: Edison Cavani is out of the game with a groyne injury. Tahith Chong is a doubt with a groyne injury. Tom Heaton is out of the game with a groyne injury.

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United H2H

Atletico Madrid have won one of the last two games between both sides.

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United lineups and key players

Atletico Madrid projected starting lineup:

  • Jan Oblak
  • Felipe
  • Jose Gimenez
  • Renan Lodi
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Thomas Lemar
  • Koke
  • Rodrigo De Paul
  • Angel Correa
  • Joao Felix
  • Luis Suarez

Notable subs: Matheus Cunha.

Luis Suarez has been good this season. The Uruguayan international scored a late minute penalty to secure three points in their Champions League game against AC Milan. Suarez has scored nine goals in the league this season, overperforming his expected goals of 8.98.

Manchester United projected starting lineup:

  • David De Gea
  • Luke Shaw
  • Harry Maguire
  • Victor Lindelof
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka
  • Fred
  • Scott McTominay
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Jadon Sancho
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

Notable subs: Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles and Anthony Martial.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been exceptional for Manchester United in the Champions League. The Portuguese international has scored six goals in the Champions League this season, overperforming his expected goals of 2.87. Ronaldo has scored nine goals in the league while providing three assists.

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United predictions and betting tips

Manchester United have scored more than two goals in two of their last three Champions League. Four of the last five Atletico Madrid games have ended in over 2.5 goals. Manchester United have scored lots of goals this season like Atletico Madrid. I predict over 2.5 goals.

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 2.27 (+127 American; 127/100 Fractional)

Football UEFA Champions League . Round of 16. Leg 1
Atletico Madrid — Manchester United
Lost
Over 2.5 goals
2.27
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