Prediction and odds for the game: Valencia (9/5) v Atalanta (13/10)
We are backing the away win
When: Tuesday 10th March 2020, Kick-off 8 PM
Where: Estadio Mestalla
On Tuesday night, Valencia host Atalanta at the Estadio Mestalla in the Champions League last-16 second leg. The visitors are in complete control of the tie after a 4-1 victory in the first leg in Milan.
The home side are on a poor run of form heading into this clash. A 1-1 draw at Alaves last time out means that Los Ches have won just once in their last seven games in all competitions.
The first leg hammering in Italy has made Albert Celades’ team major underdogs to progress to the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite competition. The defeat ended a four-game unbeaten run for Los Ches in the Champions League. However, in truth the home side have been inconsistent of late in Europe’s elite competition, winning just twice in their last six matches.
Valencia’s recent matches in the Champions League have been relatively high-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four outings. With the visitors prolific in front of goal that record is likely to continue in this clash.
Los Ches have an inconsistent recent home record in Europe’s elite competition, as they have won just two of their last seven matches. That record includes just one win in their last three home games at the Mestalla.
The visitors are one of the best attacking teams in the European game. Their attacking prowess has the team from Bergamo fourth-place in Serie A. Gian Piero Gasperini’s team are top scorers in the Italian top-flight. Heading into this clash the visitors have scored at least twice in their last six matches in all competitions.
The Italian team also have a good recent record in the Champions League, as they are unbeaten in four matches, having recorded three straight wins. The first leg victory saw the visitors score at least two goals for a third straight European game.
Despite their good recent record in the Champions League, the visitors have won just one of their three away games in Europe’s elite competition, suffering two defeats in the process.
Atalanta will be well-rested, as the visitors have not played since the 1st March due to the ongoing Coronavirus, which has seen games postponed and played behind closed doors in Italy.
Atalanta head into this game full of confidence and in form. Meanwhile, Valencia’s form has not been great. The visitors blew Los Ches away from home and we are backing the Gasperini’s team to record another victory in this clash. Due to Atalanta’s recent potency, we are also backing over 2.5 goals to be scored.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 13/10 and/or the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/9. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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