Manchester City faces Atalanta at the Etihad Stadium in a game from Group C
Manchester City faces Atalanta at the Etihad Stadium in a game from Group C of the Champions League. Let’s see what we can say about this clash in our Champions League predictions for today.
Two wins from two games played – so far everything is going according to plan for Man City. Pep Guardiola’s team is yet to concede a goal in the competition, having a perfect goal difference of 5-0. After doing the job against Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb, now the English side is aware that a third consecutive win would be a huge step towards the 1/8-finals.
Against Dinamo Zagreb Manchester City had their first home game in the competition for this season and they have to wait 66 minutes before opening the score. Raheem Sterling scored the first goal against the Croatians, while the young gem Phil Foden made it 2-0 in the last few seconds. Sterling proved how important he is for the team, coming off the bench and scoring a goal, plus assisting for another one.
During the weekend Man City achieved another win in the Premier League as well, beating Crystal Palace with goals from Gabriel Jesus and David Silva.
Atalanta most certainly are not having the Champions League debut they dreamed about. After two games played in this group so far, La Dea are still without a point. They have scored just one goal, conceding six.
In the previous round the Italians hosted Shakhtar Donetsk in Milan and suffered a 1-2 loss, despite opening the score with a goal from Daniel Zapata. Atalanta worked hard to qualify for a first time for the Champions League, but so far they are really struggling.
In our Champions League predictions we believe that Manchester City will do the job against Atalanta. They are a much better team, plus the Italians are having some huge problems in the competition so far.