2019-20 UEFA Champions League Game Preview: Atalanta vs Manchester City
Manchester City is on a roll in the early goings of the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League with two wins in the tournament against zero losses. Can they make it three in a row when they hook up with Atalanta this month? Nitrogen Sports Blog provides a lowdown of this Atalanta vs. Manchester City 2019 meeting in this preview.
Atalanta vs.Manchester City UEFA Champions League game preview
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Odds: Atalanta +2 (+109) vs. Manchester City -2 (-129)
What to know about Atalanta (0-0-2)
Atalanta vs. Manchester City preview 2019 take on the La Dea
Atalanta are featuring in their first-ever Champions League campaign. However, it’s not gone well so far for the Serie A side. They suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on the opening day of the group stage. They then suffered a 2-1 home loss to Shakhtar Donetsk, cruelly suffering defeat after an injury time winner from Manor Solomon.
As a result, they sit bottom of Group C with a -5 goal difference. Despite their current predicament, it is still possible they can make the last 16, let alone get a Europa League spot. However, they will need certain results to go their way, especially as they face Manchester City in a double header.
What to know about Manchester City (2-0-0)
Atalanta vs. Manchester City preview 2019 take on the Sky Blues
Manchester City were the predicted group winners and so far, they’ve performed to expectations. They kicked off their campaign with an impressive 3-0 away win at Shakhtar Donetsk and followed it up with a 2-0 home victory over Dinamo Zagreb for six points out of six with no goals conceded.
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It’s hard to see them dropping points to Atalanta in the next two games as Pep Guardiola’s men could assure themselves of last 16 qualification early on.
- Manchester City are unbeaten in seven group stage games (with six wins) since suffering a shock home defeat to Olympique Lyonnais back in September last year.
- Manchester City have averaged 2.6 goals in their last 8 group stage games.
Know more about the UEFA Champions League by reading Nitrogen Sports Blog’s in-depth piece on this annual soccer event.