Prediction and odds for the game: Atalanta (11/5) v Liverpool (21/20)
We are backing Duvan Zapata to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 7/5
When: Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The Gewiss Stadium
On Tuesday night, Atalanta host Liverpool in Group D of the Champions League, in what promises to be one of the most interesting games of the group stage.
The Italian team are enjoying yet another potentially fruitful campaign under wily head coach Gian Piero Gasperini. The experienced bosses distinction brand of attacking football has led the club from Bergamo to become a regular feature in the Champions League. Last season the Bianconeri made it to the quarter-final of the competition, only to suffer late heartbreak, losing 2-1 to PSG.
The start of this season has been slightly inconsistent for Atalanta. However, they still currently sit second place in the Serie A table, having also picked up four points from their first two Champions League matches. Last time out in the competition, the home side drew 2-2 with Ajax, in what turned out to be a fascinating encounter.
Despite the draw last time out in Europe’s elite competition, Atalanta have still won five of their previous seven games in the Champions League. La Dea have also scored at least two goals in six of their previous seven in the competition. Their efforts in front of goal have led to over 2.5 goals scored in their previous six European games.
Last time out, Liverpool recorded a 2-1 home win over West Ham at Anfield. Portuguese forward Diego Jota scored for the third consecutive competitive game for Jurgen Klopp’s team.
It was their fourth straight competitive victory and the third straight game in which saw the Reds score at least two goals. The game means that Liverpool are unbeaten in five games in all competitions.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have won both their games in Group D, beating Ajax 1-0 and Midtjylland 2-0. Despite winning the last two Champions League games, the visitors have a slightly inconsistent recent record in the competition by their high standards, as the Merseysider’s have won just three of their last six matches in the competition.
Despite their good start to their Champions League campaign, the Reds have a poor recent away record in the competition. In fact, they have won just six of their last 14 matches on their travels in Europe’s elite competition. This game could be another test of that unconvincing away record in the Champions League.
This should be a fascinating clash of two teams with well defined footballing styles. Both teams strength seems to lie in attack and with Liverpool’s current defensive injury crisis, this game should produce plenty of goals. That leads us to back over 3.5 goals scored. The other bet we recommend is Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata to be an anytime goalscorer. The Colombian scored a brace in the game against Ajax in their last European outing.
Verdict: We are backing over 3.5 goals scored at evens and/or Duvan Zapata to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 7/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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Who will come out on top on this fascinating clash?