Atletico Madrid play what many in the social media scene call 'Haram Ball', and in their first leg against Manchester City at the Etihad, it took a second of brilliance from Phil Foden to give the Cityzens a 1-0 advantage through Kevin De Bruyne.
Pep Guardiola and his boys are now in Spain to try and fight for their place in the Champions League semifinals, but the home side would want to have a say in that.
Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
TIP: Man City win at FT
- Manchester City have won 10 of their last 12 away games, with two draws.
- Atletico failed to register a single attempt on goal in the first leg in Manchester.
- City have managed clean sheets in six of their last seven away from home.
- Atletico have only conceded more than twice in three of their 43 games across
Just back the Cityzens
We anticipate a stronger performance from Los Colchoneros, but given City's dominance in the first leg, it's difficult to imagine anything other than an away win.
Atleti's record has dipped at the worst time, as they lost 1-0 to Mallorca on Saturday, and they have struggled at home in this tournament all season. Diego Simeone's team have yet to win a Champions League match in the Spanish capital this season, having earned just one point in the group stages and being held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United in the previous round.
City enter the game unbeaten in nine matches across all competitions (W6, D3), and they have actually been stronger on the road, winning ten and drawing two of their previous 12 visits, so a win for the visitors appears to be a solid option for the primary bet.
Over 3.5 goals might be a stretch
The Premier League leaders have won a few huge games on the road this season, but Atletico are a solid defensive outfit and are unlikely to take too many risks in the early stages as long as the aggregate score stays 1-0 in their favor.
City's lack of a true striker/goalscorer may be hurting them, and with that in mind, a 2-0 victory for the visitors looks like a good bet in the correct score market. If City do score early on, it has the potential to open up the game, but it is more probable that Atleti will be able to keep it tight until at least half-time.
City have kept six clean sheets in their previous seven away games and may win to nil at the Wanda Metropolitano, while Atleti have surrendered more than two goals in only three games this season in all competitions.
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