Bet Builder Tips: Our 29/1 flutter for epic Atletico v Man City clash

Our tipster Shane O'Brien can see one-way traffic on Wednesday night.


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Manchester City toiled for large parts against a resolute Atletico Madrid defence last Tuesday, but Kevin De Bruyne’s crucial second-half goal has left them in poll position in this tie. Atletico will now have to come out of their defence shell at some stage, creating more space for City to exploit.


City took an important step towards the Premier League title at the weekend by avoiding defeat against Liverpool and ensuring that the destiny of the Premier League remains firmly in their hands with seven games remaining.

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Manchester City to win

The high-quality nature of their performance contrasted starkly with Atletico’s insipid performance in a 1-0 defeat to 17th-placed Mallorca over the weekend.

Diego Simeone’s side are in real danger of missing out on a place in next season’s Champions League and only find themselves in the last-eight of this season’s tournament thanks to the fact that they came up against a hapless Manchester United outfit last time out.

City are an entirely different challenge and should have more than enough to pick Atletico off on Wednesday night. Man City to Win kicks us off.

Both teams to score? No

Atletico will need to show more attacking endeavour than did a week ago if they are to claw their way back into this tie. However, given that Diego Simeone is arguably the most pragmatic coach in world football, they are highly unlikely to throw off the shackles and take the game to City.

Instead, they are more likely to ensure that they stay in the tie for as long as possible and picking their moments to get forward. They should at least do better than the zero shots on goal they managed in Manchester last week, but the chances of them breaking down the City defence still remain distinctly remote so Both Teams To Score? No looks a good play.


Phil Foden to score anytime

Phil Foden’s introduction changed the game at the Etihad last week. Within two minutes of coming on, the 21-year-old had brilliantly set up Kevin De Bruyne for the game’s only goal and his 20-minute cameo was surely enough to earn him a place in the starting line-up on Wednesday.

Foden was underwhelming in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool, but he has saved his best performances for cup competitions in recent weeks. Foden has not scored or assisted in the league since the end of February but has scored two and assisted three in his last five FA Cup and Champions League games.

Eight of Foden’s 11 goals in all competitions this season have come away from home and the English midfielder is a good bet to make that nine out of 12 on Wednesday night with Foden to Score Anytime.

Joao Cancelo anytime assist

Joao Cancelo set up Gabriel Jesus in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool to end a three-month wait for a Manchester City assist. However, Cancelo has still registered the joint-most assists in all competitions for City this season, despite going through such a long barren spell.

He averages more than one key pass per game and completes 0.6 crosses per league game. He creates just under one chance per 90 minutes. A Cancelo Anytime Assist will see him pull ahead of Foden and Jesus in City’s assist charts on Wednesday night.

Atletico Madrid v Man City tips

Man City to Win
Both Teams To Score? No
Phil Foden to Score Anytime
Joao Cancelo Anytime Assist

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