In Champions League action on Wednesday at Old Trafford, Manchester United will welcome Atalanta BC as they will seek to rebound from a streak of poor performances. The hosts are currently third in Group F and were defeated by Leicester City at the weekend, while their forthcoming opponents are first in the group and are coming off a great Serie A triumph. Here is everything you need to know about Manchester United vs Atalanta football prediction for the Champions League match of the season.
Fred and Edinson Cavani were unable to play in Saturday’s 4-2 loss to Leicester after they arrived late from international service, but will be hoping to play against Atalanta.
Raphael Varane, Amad Diallo, and Anthony Martial are all sidelined, while Harry Maguire has returned to action sooner than planned and will start in defense.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be available to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his suspension has been reduced to one game.
Davide Zappacosta and Joakim Maehle will start at right and left wing-back, respectively due to the injuries to Hans Hateboer and Robin Gosens.
On the bench, Matteo Pessina and Berat Djimsiti join the duo.
On Wednesday night Josip Ilicic will be looking for a start at Old Trafford after his brace against Empoli.
Manchester United vs Atalanta Prediction
The pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has increased as a result of his two wins in seven games. And they’re up against an Atalanta squad that appears to have found its stride.
The Italians have won four of their past six matches in all competitions and have yet to lose on the road this season.
Given their recent form, it wouldn’t be surprising if Atalanta returned to Italy with a positive outcome.
In Man United’s last nine games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Champions League).
Manchester United possible starting lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo
Atalanta BC possible starting lineup: Musso; Palomino, Demiral, Toloi; Zappacosta, Freuler, De Roon, Maehle; Malinovskyi, Ilicic; Zapata
Our Prediction: Manchester United 2 – 2 Atalanta