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UEFA Champions League: Manchester United vs Atalanta Preview, Odds, Pick

  • Manchester United hosts Atalanta on Wednesday night.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is one step away from being fired, according to the British media.
  • Meanwhile, Atalanta played very well this weekend and comes to Trafford in high spirits. 

Manchester United is looking extremely pale recently, wasting points from week to week, frustrating its fans. The game against Atalanta might be the last one for Solskajer, and the pressure on the Norwegian is tremendous right now.

Manchester United vs Atalanta Schedule

  • Where: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
  • When: Wednesday, October 20, 3 pm ET
  • How to Watch: CBS

Manchester United vs Atalanta Vegas Odds

Manchester United vs Atalanta Preview

Ole Needs to Go

We have been saying this for far too long, and we are pretty sure that a vast majority of the Red Devils fans agree with us on this one. As much as we love Ole, he isn’t the caliber for United and, right now, is the only one who is responsible for the mediocre results of one of the best teams in the EPL.

Losing to Leicester 4-2 is a catastrophe, and we need to add that United looked like a bunch of amateurs in the moments when the Foxes began pulling back from behind. Currently, the Red Devils look more like a team from the middle of the standings than a top-four favorite. 

The main weak spot of this unit is defense, because United kept only one clean sheet in the last 10 games. That data pretty much says everything. 

La Dea Waking Up

Atalanta started the season slowly, but it seems that Gasperini’s crew is now slowly catching its rhythm. Many of their players were involved in EURO and Copa America tournaments, and their form had to drop at some point. 

La Dea has only one defeat in the past seven games, with four wins and two draws, scoring at least twice in five games during that span. But that is something usual for the most efficient top-five league team over the past two years. 

What is encouraging for Atalanta’s fans is that the previous five trips outside Bergamo ended well for their team, who won three matches and recorded two draws. In all but one, La Dea scored two or more goals. They don’t mind about the venue and play the same at home or away. 

Manchester United vs Atalanta Head to Head Games

These two teams never met before in both official or unofficial games. 

Manchester United vs Atalanta Prediction and Pick

Who will win tonight’s UEFA Champions League Match:

Once again, we have to say, Ole is not capable of leading United. If the hosts had some better coach, we would bet on their win, but in this case, we won’t do go that way. Our pick will be over 2.5 goals because of the hosts’ poor defense and an excellent attack on both sides. United has Ronaldo, Bruno, Pogba, and fantastic individuals, while any of Atalanta’s players is able to score, which is, in fact, La Dea’s biggest weapon. 

Expert Pick: Over 2.5 goals (-200)

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