It is delicately poised after a first leg that ended 1-1 in Madrid with a goal each from Joao Felix and Anthony Elanga. Both teams will feel they have the talent and experience to get through to the next round. United will be hoping Cristiano Ronaldo continues to fire after his excellent hat-trick in a 3-2 victory over Tottenham at the weekend. The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last six Champions League matches at home but have drawn three of their last four.
Atletico come into the game on the back of three succcessive league victories including a 2-1 defeat of Cadiz at the weekend. Joao Felix is in a great run of goalscoring with five in his last five. In the Champions League they have won three of their last five away matches but those other two were defeats. These defeats came in England losing both away to Chelsea and to Liverpool.
Both teams to score has happened in five of the last eight Atleti matches and four of the last five for the Red Devils. Four of the last five Man United games have seen a goal in the last ten minutes. Atletico Madrid have scored in the opening ten minutes of each of their last four.
Man United vs Atletico Madrid: Match Stats
Cristiano Ronaldo has struggled this season but he was excellent against Tottenham at the weekend grabbing a hat-trick and looking alert and fresh. He is the kind of player who can go on great scoring runs when he has the belief so siding with him here looks the play, You can back him to score the first goal and also try a little interest on him to net two or more.
Man United vs Atletico Madrid: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Man United 2-2 Atletico Madrid