Football Tips: Atletico Madrid v Man Utd 3 best bets from Phil Thompson

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Paddy Power ambassador Phil Thompson is rubbing his hands with glee at the thought of seeing Atletico Madrid v Manchester United on Wednesday. La Liga’s champions have been having a shaky season and faced Thommo’s Liverpool in the Champions League group stages.


It was a typically feisty pair of games with loads of goals and a smattering of red cards. United’s flaky stars might be in for a shock at the Wanda Metropolitano, according to Thommo. Let’s get his verdict and his Atletico Madrid v Manchester United tips.

Wednesday 8pm: Atletico Madrid v Manchester United

TV: BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate

You know there’s a bit of experience there with Cristiano Ronaldo and he’ll know all about Atletico Madrid but some of the other players are not as mentally tough as they should be. People have been saying Paul Pogba’s in with that.

But as we’ve seen, this Atletico Madrid side, they’re the massive spoilers of European football. I know their stats aren’t as good this season but even against Osasuna on Saturday they won 3-0 but the stats show that Osasuna had 14 shots to Atletico’s five!

Atletico Madrid only had 37% of possession but won 3-0. They’re sitting 5th on 42 points. I know what this lot are like and we’ve had a close up of it. The stadium will be rattling, it will be something different than what a lot of these United players are used to.

I know a lot of them will say, ‘I’ve played for my country,’ and all this. This place is just incredible. Diego Simeone is like an absolute raving lunatic on the touchline, arms going, getting everybody fired up.

It is different. You can see where I’m coming from with this game and these are the big spoilers. I think Manchester Untied have been better, how they handled the conditions against Leeds, I thought it was very, very good. But they still concede goals no matter which way they come.

I think Both Teams Will Score but I think Atletico Madrid will Win this one and guess who I’ve got on the score sheet? Luis Suarez to Score Anytime! The biggest spoilers with the biggest spoilt child, it’s Luis Suarez!

Atletico Madrid v Man Utd tips

Both Teams to Score
Atletico Madrid to Win
Luis Suarez to Score Anytime

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