Man City vs ATA

With the superior squad and the advantage of playing at home, it will not be difficult for Manchester City to win against Atalanta.

Over the course of two rounds, Manchester City have clearly shown their superiority over their rivals in Group C when easily overcoming Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb with the score.  Coach Pep Guardiola's army scored 5 goals and did not concede any time, thereby monopolizing the top of the table.  In the domestic arena, The Citizens are also maintaining a stable performance.  After the unexpected defeat against Wolves, they promptly returned to the victory against Crystal Palace to keep 2nd place in the rankings.

Contrary to the situation of Manchester City, Atalanta is a rookie of the Champions League group stage this year when this is the first time the club has participated in the most prestigious arena in Europe.  The lack of experience has clearly shown through the first two rounds when the representative from Serie A suffered two defeats, conceded 6 times and scored only 1 goal.  Thereby becoming the first Italian team in history to lose the first two matches in the group stage of the European Cup.

The difference in level between the two teams is extremely significant.  Manchester City, in addition to the Premier League title last season, they also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League and suffered only defeat before compatriot Tottenham Hotspur.  Owning an array of talented players, evenly in every line with a beautiful attacking kick, Pep Guardiola's teachers and students are ready for the race to conquer the major titles this season.  So just having to host a mid-range team like Atalanta will be an easy challenge for the representative from England.

Since this is the first time Atalanta has won the right to participate in the Champions League, the two teams have never faced each other in the biggest tournament in the continent, moreover they have not faced each other in any match organized by UEFA.  However, the outcome of the upcoming match is extremely predictable based on the strength of the two teams.  Besides, with home advantage Manchester City will easily win a victory against Atalanta to maintain the top of the table. 

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