Manchester UTD welcome Atalanta to Old Trafford for the 3rd round of the Champions League group stage. Will Ole Gunnar Solskjaers' team back to winning ways? In this article you will find everything you need to know to bet on Manchester United v Atalanta: our experts' predictions, lineups, odds, the best betting bonuses and how to watch the game on TV.
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When is & How to watch Manchester UTD v Atalanta?
Man UTD welcome Atalanta at Old Trafford for a Champions League Group Stage fixture on Wednesday 20 October, with kick-off at 20:00 (UK).
Man UTD v Atalanta will be televised live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate, coverage starts at 7pm BST ahead of an 8pm kick-off. BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the action unfold live online via the website or through the BT Sport app.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
- 8:00 pm: Manchester UTD vs Atalanta
Manchester UTD v Atalanta Betting Preview
Manchester UTD look like a team in free fall. The Red Devils have only won one of their last 5 games, the one against Villarreal, losing three matches in the process. The latest defeat came last weekend: a heavy 4-2 away loss to Leicester City. The other two losses came against West Ham in the EFL Cup and Aston Villa in the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are now in 6th place in the standings, 5 points behind leaders Chelsea. In the Champions League, the season had started very badly: a 2-1 defeat in Zurich against Young Boys. The victory against Villarreal partially put things back in place.
Atalanta reacted to the home defeat against AC Milan (2-3) before the international break by winning 4-1 away at Empoli last weekend. The guys from Bergamo have collected 14 points in 8 matches in Serie A, and are already 10 points behind the top of Napoli due to an uninspiring start to the season. In the Champions League, on the other hand, the Serie A outfit is leading the group with 4 points: after the 2-2 draw away to Villarreal, Gianpiero Gasperini's men managed to beat Young Boys at home by a narrow margin (1-0), courtesy of a pivotal goal from Pessina.
The Red Devils are favorite to grab all three points at Old Trafford, with Betfred pricing them at 8/11. The draw is available at 33/10 with SportingIndex while the away win is backable at 19/5 with Parimatch.
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Team News & Probable Line-Ups
Manchester UTD (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, Matic; Greenwood, Sancho, Fernandes; Ronaldo
Solskjaer will not be able to count on Anthony Martial and Raphael Varane. The former would not have been a starter, however, while the absence of the latter is a major blow for a team that concedes many goals. Harry Maguire will be partnered by Victor Lindelof. Elsewhere, the Norwegian manager should keep faith in the team that lost at the King Power Stadium: Cristiano Ronaldo will spearhead attack with Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho behind him (Marcus Rashford will be benched again), Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in midfield, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan Bissaka full backs. The likes Fred and Edinson Cavani are not in 100% fit but they should at least make the bench.
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Musso; De Roon, Palomino, Demiral; Zappacosta, Freuler, Koopmeiners, Maehle; Malinovskyi; Zapata, Ilicic
Gianpiero Gasperini have selection headache as centre-backs Berat Djimsiti and Rafael Toloi are sidelined. The three man backline in front of goalkeeper Juan Musson, will see midfielder Maarten De Roon move back with Josè Luis Palomino and Merih Demiral. Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners will take his place in midfield. The others injured players are Robin Gosens, Hans Hateboer and Matteo Pessina. Hence, Joachim Maehle and Davide Zappacosta will be the wing-backs. Up front, Josip Ilicic should retain his berth alongside Duvan Zapata while Ruslan Malinovskyi should get the nod over Mario Pasalic for the role of attacking midfielder.
Our Manchester UTD v Atalanta Predictions
Atalanta do not have the big players that Man UTD have in the squad but they have the ideal characteristics to trouble the Red Devils (the same as Leicester). Probably, it will not be enough to get points at Old Trafford but we believe that the Serie A outfit will at least manage to score a goal. We therefore bet on the combo "Man UTD to win + BTTS" and on 2-1 as the correct score. As to goalscorers, watch out for Marcus Rashford: he could play at some stage in the second half and decide the match.
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