Atalanta vs. Manchester City: Champions League – Match Preview

Manchester City can secure their place in the knock out rounds of the Champions League with a positive result away to Atalanta on Wednesday.

Atalanta’s first ever Champions League campaign hasn’t gone to plan, losing all three matches thus far.

Domestically though they are well placed and sit fifth in Serie A and are comfortably the highest scoring team in the league.

Manchester City rallied from a goal down to beat Southampton late on last time out, with Kyle Walker scoring the winner.

They are three from three in the Champions League and thrashed Atalanta 5-1 in the reverse fixture.

Team news
Key forward Duvan Zapata is injured for Atalanta, meaning Josip Ilicic will start out of position.

Robin Gosens is also out, meaning the former Middlesbrough man Martin de Roon will start.

Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero are likely to be preserved for Liverpool on the weekend, meaning Nicolas Otamendi and Gabriel Jesus will start.

David Silva suffered an injury against Southampton on Saturday and is ruled out.

Expected starting XI’s
Atalanta (3-6-1): Gollini; Kjaer, Toloi, Palomino; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gomez, Malinovskyi, Castagne; Ilicic
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Otamendi, Stones, Mendy; Gundogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo; Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (13/25 with 888 Sport)

Correct Score: 1-3 (11/1 with 888 Sport)

Anytime Goalscorer: Gabriel Jesus (4/6 with Bet 365)

Odds correct at time of article (22:30, 05/11), they are subject to change

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