For the first time in an official match we will face Atalanta and Valencia.
The tour meeting of the best Champions League will be played in Milan, on San Siro, starting at 22:00 on Wednesday.
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◾️The Italian team has good morale after managing to come back against AS Roma on Saturday and win.
◾️Thus secured his fourth place in Serie A.
◾️The qualification in the best Champions League obtained it in extremis. Before entering the last half hour of the group stage, he was under Sahtior Donetsk.
◾️However, he registered 3 times in Ukraine and won the decisive duel for the second place in the group dominated by Manchester City.
◾️At home, in fact, in Milan, Atalanta had an inconsistent run in the group stage: a victory, a draw and a defeat, 4: 3 goal.
◾️It should be noted that all 4 goals scored before the 50th minute.
◾️There are no cash problems in the host camp.
◾️Coming in January from Osijek, Bosko Sutalo is the only player unavailable from the Italian camp.
◾️Gasperini will probably start in a 3-4-2-1 formation. As Marten de Roon and Remo Freuler are announced headlines in the center of the field, Mario Pasalic has a good chance to start the game on the reserve bench.
◾️Illylic, Djimsiti and Roon are in danger of being suspended if warned today.
◾️The “bats” had an extra day of rest. They played Friday night at home with Atletico Madrid.
◾️It was an intense match, in which Celedes’s students came back twice.
◾️It was, however, the third consecutive game in which Valencia did not know the taste of victory.
◾️Valencia won the group to the detriment of Chelsea thanks to the results of the direct matches.
◾️In the last match, at the Amsterdam Arena, they risk losing the qualification if they were matched by “pitchers”.
◾️Rodrigo and the company scored exactly one goal in all the group stage trips.
◾️Since the last external game in the Champions League he has played 6 times. He won only one match between them, 1: 0 on the lower field of Logrones.
◾️In the last 2 “outings” he took 5 goals, in the conditions in which he overcame Granada and Getafe, teams that can not be said that they have top offensive.
◾️Unlike the opponents in Valencia, there are quite a few problems. Ezequiel Garay, Cristiano Piccini and Manu Vallejo are all injured.
◾️But the most important absence is that of star Rodrigo Moreno. Last but not least, the absence of Gabriel Paulista, who was eliminated in the last game of the group, will also count.
◾️The good news is Jasper Cillessen’s recovery. He will enter between the goals and will face Diakhaby and Mangala, who will form the couple of central defenders in Paulista’s absence.
▪️In the summer of 2017, the first and last date met.
▪️It was then a friendly match won by “macaronari” with 2: 1.
⚽Atalanta vs Valencia probable teams
▪️Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Gollini – Tolói, Palomino, Djimsiti – Hateboer, by Roon, Freuler, Gosens – Gómez, Iličić – Zapata.
▪️Valencia (4-4-2): Doménech – Gayà, Diakhaby, Mangala, Wass – Parejo, Kondogbia, Ferrán Torres, Soler – Guedes, Maxi Gómez.
⚽What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
◽️Atalanta and Valencia meet on Wednesday in the Champions League tour; The return is on March 10th.
◽️At the first participation in history in the Champions League, Atalanta finished on 2 a group with City, Shakhtior and Dinamo Zagreb.
◽️At home, the Italians gave up 1-2 with Shakhtior, drew 1-1 with City and defeated Dinamo Zagreb with 2-0.
◽️Valencia won group H – 11 points with emotions, as did Chelsea on 2, at the limit over Ajax; Lille finished last with a point.
◽️On the move, Valencia was invincible – 1-0 at Chelsea and Ajax, 1-1 at Lille.
◽️The last nine trips to the Champions League were under 2.5 goals, seven did not score both.
⚽News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
◾️Atalanta ranks 4th in Serie A, nine points below Inter and podium and six over Rome.
◾️In Rome he just defeated in the last stage, with 2-1, the third victory in the last four rounds, after 2-1 in Fiorentina and 7-0 in Turin.
◾️Atalanta has by far the strongest attack in Serie A – 63 goals, with eight more than Lazio.
◾️Just like in the autumn, he will play his home matches on San Siro in Milan – the Bergamo arena does not have a European Cup license.
◾️Last season, Atalanta was eliminated in the playoff for the Copenhagen Europa League at penalties.
◾️Sunday is a stage home with Sassuolo.
◾️Last season, Valencia finished in 3 Champions League group with Juventus, United and Young Boys.
◾️In the spring of the Europa League, he passed Celtic, Krasnodar and Villarreal, to be eliminated by Arsenal in the semifinals!
◾️Now, Valencia is after three matches without victory, 1-2 at Granada in the Cup, 0-3 at Getafe and 2-2 with Atletico on Friday.
◾️Liliecii are 7th in La Liga, equal to Villarreal 6th, occupying the last European place.
◾️On Saturday, Valencia plays away at Sociedad.
⚽Who are the probable teams in this match?
Football Prediction of the Day Atalanta vs Valencia
Atalanta is clearly the favorite to win in this match, being the team that crosses the best form, the team that produces the most football and who plays with the thought of scoring as many goals, at the expense of a result game.
Thus, I think we will have a game with at least 2 goals, in which Atalanta will go undefeated, bergamascii gathering 4 games in a row without defeat, 3 wins and 1 draw, all with at least 3 goals scored.
On the other hand, Valencia has barely breathed lately, having 1 single victory in the last 5 games, drawing in the last round, 2: 2, at home with Atletico Madrid, match in which he received 2 goals from a team that had not registered 2 goals from victory in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup.
Prediction Today: 1X and over 1.5 goals