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Atalanta v Man Utd betting tips: Red Devils look to cement top spot

| 01.11.2021

Atalanta v Man Utd betting tips and odds

Manchester United head to Italy for their Champions League clash with Atalanta buoyed by a well-deserved 3-0 victory at lacklustre Tottenham who sacked Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday morning.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the catalyst for Saturday’s win, opening the scoring with a well-executed volley and setting up Edinson Cavani for the second, having headed in the winner in the 3-2 victory over Atalanta two weeks ago.

The Red Devils are 7/5 favourites to win in Bergamo, but let’s look at some of the other options in our Atalanta v Man Utd betting tips.

Match Odds

United’s win against the Serie A side sent them to the top of Group F with six points, two clear of both Villarreal and Atalanta who needed a stoppage-time equaliser from Marten de Roon to secure a 2-2 draw with Lazio on Saturday.

Both of United’s victories involved them conceding and they are 13/5 to win and both teams to score.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side trailed 2-0 at the break against the Italians and were also losing at home to Villarreal before Ronaldo’s late heroics sealed the win, so we go 17/2 on the visitors winning from behind or Atalanta HT/Man Utd FT is available at 22/1.

Atalanta have won just once in their six home games in Serie A, although they did manage to beat Young Boys 1-0 in the Champions League and are on four points after also drawing 2-2 at Villarreal.

The Italians are fifth in the Serie A table and can be backed at 17/10 to win or a score draw is 3/1 as one of our Atalanta v Man Utd betting tips.

Ronaldo to score any time and have an assist as he did against Tottenham is 12/1 or the Portuguese is 14/5 to have four or more shots and to score in the second half.

Talking Tactics

Solskjaer dispensed with his usual 4-2-3-1 formation on Saturday, opting for a three-man defence and coupling Ronaldo and Cavani in attack for the first time this season.

Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof all started in defence, with Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka operating on the flanks in a five-man midfield.

However, Lindelof picked up a knock during training on Monday and is unavailable.

Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini also deployed a three-man defence at the weekend in which Duvan Zapata spearheaded the attack with Mario Pasalic and Josip Ilicic playing just behind.

Gasperini played a similar system at Old Trafford in which Luis Muriel accompanied Ilicic up front in a 3-4-1-2, so it will be interesting to see how they line up in Lombardy.

Goalscorer Odds

Ronaldo heads the betting to score the first goal at 7/2 and is 11/10 to find the net any time, while Cavani is 4/1 and 11/8 in the two markets.

Rashford bagged United’s third on Saturday and scored their first in their comeback win against Atalanta, so we go 6/1 on him bagging the opener or 2/1 as anytime option.

Pasalic was the man who broke the deadlock at Old Trafford and is 9/1 to repeat the trick or 14/5 just to score for Atalanta, although Merth Demiral can be backed at 14/1 to breach United’s defence as he did a fortnight ago.

Zapata and Muriel are 4/1 and 9/2 to net the game’s opening goal and both strikers are 7/5 to score any time as the last of our Atalanta v Man Utd betting tips.

Match Info

Where: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia

When: 20:00, Tuesday 2nd November

How to watch: BT Sport

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Warren Barner