This will be an interesting game because the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid Spain.
This means tonight’s game is a knock-out match with plenty intrigues and suspense.
Joao Felix opened scoring for Athletico while Elanga equalized for Man Utd to put the second leg tonight on a cliff-hanger.
In terms of performance in the UCL round of 16, the Red Devils have won 7 out of 11 of their last round 16 games on the flipside, Athletico come into this game as a team that has never lost to Manchester United.
Although they have struggled this season in the La Liga so much that they are out of the race to win the LaLiga BBVA.
Athletico is having a resurgent form over the last 5 games… winning 4 and losing 1. This makes tonight’s game dicey one for both teams.
Manchester United vs Athletico Madrid head-2-head
The most important stat from their head-to-head comparison is that Manchester United has never defeated Athletico Madrid.
TEAM FORM (In all competitions)
Man Utd, have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 1 in their last 5 games. They will miss the mercurial midfielder Bruno Fernandes (Covid-19) and Scot McTominay (Calf-Injury). Asides this, Ralf Ragnick has the luxury of fielding a very strong first team.
Athletico have their front line all available and also the return of Koke who played a fringe role in their game on Friday. They have won 4 of their last 6 games, drew 1 and lost 1.
MR THOMAS – PREDICTIONS
* 1st half > 0.5
* BTTS or Over 1.5.
* Athletico Madrid to win (hard fought victory).