Having already seen off one Manchester-based outfit this season, Atletico Madrid travel to the Etihad to face Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday morning.
Pep Guardiola’s side made it past Sporting Lisbon 5-0 on aggregate in the last 16, while the La Liga champions edged past the Red Devils 2-1 to make it to the quarters.
Kyle Walker’s “stupid” red card, as dubbed by Guardiola, means City have a selection headache in the back four.
Walker sent off in the group stage against RB Leipzig, with the right-back serving the final game of a three-match ban on Wednesday.
A hamstring injury to Rueben Dias will keep him sidelined, but John Stones is expected to be fit.
Diego Simeone’s men will sense a big opprtunity to pinch a result at the Etihad.
Thier defensive unit is amongst one of the best in world football and can certainly frustrate this talent-laden City squad.
This may sound mad, but Atletico could put itself in prime position to qualify.
With City eyeing off Liverpool in a week’s time, in a fixture which could determine the outcome of the Premier League, Madrid might catch City off guard.
Prediction: Manchester City 1 Atletico Madrid 1
Suggested Bets: Draw at $4.75