Manchester City will be aiming for their 3rd straight win in the UCL group stages, which would leave them on the verge of the last 16. The Premier League champions may have had a rocky domestic start, but victories over Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk has put them firmly in the driving seat in Group C.
The hosts are fresh from a victory at Crystal Palace on Sunday morning, which left them just 6 points shy of leaders Liverpool after the Red’s 1-1 draw at Manchester United. The Citizens are aiming to retain their title, but there are suggestions that this season’s focus is landing the Champions League. City have certainly started with an eye on Europe, following 2 solid victories and will be hoping to continue their winning run.
Atalanta were expected to challenge City in the group, but their hopes of qualifying for the knockout phase have faded away following back to back defeats. Atalanta were the highest scorers in Serie A as they finished the campaign in 3rd, while this season has brought more of the same for the visitors. They were involved in a 3-3 thriller at the top 4 rivals Lazio on Saturday and would have been disappointed with that result, given that they were 3-0 ahead at half-time. Don’t miss more of the latest UEFA Champions League matches and get the most accurate football prediction by TipsPortal.
Man City vs Atalanta Prediction
- Atalanta are a really talented attacking outfit and have scored 21 goals in their 8 league games so far. They should cause the City backline some problems and we fancy both teams to score.
- Man City might be the better team on paper but after their 2-0 loss to Wolves at the Etihad just before the international break showed that they aren’t exactly unbeaten on their own turf. We think that Atalanta can avoid a huge defeat and we are tipping City for just a 3-2 win.
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