Man United will be looking to take charge of Group F as they travel to Bergamo on Tuesday to take on Atalanta in the fourth round of this season’s UEFA Champions League.
Atalanta sit third in Group F and have had mixed results with one win, one draw, and one loss in this season’s Champions League campaign. They have been very inconsistent at home winning just two of their last seven home matches in all competitions. Their last home outing was a narrow 2-2 draw against Italian side Lazio which saw them come behind twice to secure a point. Their last Champions League match at home was a comfortable 1-0 win Over Swiss champions Young Boys. Six of their last six matches in all competitions have seen BTTS come through, highlighting a defensive weakness. Defender Jose Palomino is doubtful while Robin Gosens, Hans Hateboer, Rafael Toloi, Matteo Pessina and Defender Berat Djimsiti are ruled out and unavailable.
Man United responded to a disappointing 5-0 against Liverpool at Old Trafford with a 0-3 away win against Tottenham. They sit top of Group F with 6 points after two wins and one loss. Their last Champions League game was a dramatic 3-2 win over Atalanta at Old Trafford. Atalanta were two goals up at halftime after goals from Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral put the Italian side two goals ahead at the break. A much more spirited effort from Man United in the second half saw the home team scratch out a win with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, and captain Harry Maguire. Four of their last five matches in all competitions have seen over 2.5 goals come through. It is interesting to see if Solskjær would stick to his newly found 3-5-2 formation.
Atalanta might be struggling for form at home but remain hard to beat with successive draws with their last two home matches. Man United have scored in all their away matches in all competitions this season. Man United’s last four away matches in all competitions this season have seen over 2.5 goals come in. We will be backing a Man United win and over 2.5 goals for this fixture.
PREDICTION: MAN UNITED 1-2 WIN
ACCUMULATOR TIP: CHANCE MIX MAN UNITED WIN OR OVER 2.5 GOALS
SINGLE TIP: MAN UNITED OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS