This article contains affiliate links. We may receive a commission on any sales we generate from it
La Liga champions Atletico Madrid welcome Manchester United to the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday evening in the first leg of their last-16 clash in the Champions League.
Neither side have overly impressed domestically this season with Ralf Rangnick’s side sitting fourth in the Premier League, and Atletico languishing in fifth spot in the Spanish top flight.
A strong run in Europe, therefore, remains both teams’ best chance of salvaging something from the campaign and there is plenty at stake this week in the Spanish capital.
Ahead of the game, GOAL brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news, odds and more.
Atletico Madrid vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream & how to watch
BT Sport is showing Atletiico Madrid vs Manchester United live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK) and the game can also be streamed live online using the BT Sport player.
Atletico Madrid team news & squad
Striker Mateus Cunha is out injured, while Yannick Carrasco is suspended for the game. Antoine Griezmann has not featured since January 6 but the Frenchman has recovered from injury and is available.
Predicted Atletico Madrid starting XI: Oblak, Vrsaljko, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi, Koke, Kondogbia, Llorente, Correa, Luis Suarez, Joao Felix
Man Utd team news & squad
Edinson Cavani is out with a groin injury, while Mason Greenwood is suspended by the club. Otherwise the squad is fully fit.
Predicted Man Utd starting XI: De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, Elanga, Fernandes, Sancho, Ronaldo
Betting odds & tips
Atletico Madrid are favourites to beat Manchester United at 11/8 with bet365. At 21/10 to win, Manchester United are considered slight outsiders for the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez are the favourites to be first goalscorer with both forwards offered at 9/2. Antoine Griezmann is available at 13/2.
Atletico have failed to win their last six home matches in the Champions League, failing to score in four of those. United can be backed at 12/5 to keep a clean sheet.
Recent results & form
Atletico Madrid’s hallmark under Diego Simeone has been an extremely solid defence, but this season the Spanish champions have been conceding an unprecedented number of goals.
Atletico have kept just three clean sheets in their last 17 competitive fixtures, while United have netted in 18 of their last 19 matches.
While away goals no longer have an added value in the competition, the visitors will be confident of scoring in Madrid on Wednesday evening against a side that have been shipping goals.
Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org