City will hope to come out of the blocks flying against Atletico in the hope of taking the lead in the tie, which is crucial against Diego Simeone’s men, as United found out when the Spaniard shut them out at their own stadium in an ultra-defensive manner.
The Cityzens are well known for working the ball well out wide, with the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling often being supported by the likes of Joao Cancelo and Kyle Walker down the flanks, potentially meaning that there could be plenty of corners if they apply pressure from the first whistle.
When City hammered local rivals United 4-1 at the Etihad, they had nine corners which is a high tally when considering the Red Devils' fairly decent effort at taking the game to the Sky Blues throughout the first half before fading in the latter stages of the match.
Atletico are known for their cynical play style, as they do like to break up attacks via fouls and even waste time to an excessive nature in order to increase their chances of getting a positive result. This is expected to be in full flow at the Etihad Stadium when they face a side that on paper are significantly better than themselves, hence why there is a possibility of 50+ booking points.