Valencia vs Atalanta 03/10/2020 Betting Previews, Odds and Soccer Picks
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Valencia vs Atalanta 03/10/2020 – The Champions League is back for the second leg of the Round of 16 as the remaining clubs try to qualify for the next round. Valencia will try to come back from a 4-1 deficit as they host Atalanta on an empty Mestalla Stadium. According to Best Online Betting Sites, Atalanta are the slight favorites to get the win away from home and advance to the quarterfinals.
Valencia vs Atalanta 03/10/2020
Valencia had a tough time in Italy against Atalanta in the first leg of their matchup. They allowed four goals in 62 minutes before Denis Cheryshev scored a consolation but important away goal in the 66th minute. Valencia will need a 3-0 win if they want to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. It is not impossible since Liverpool managed to do it last year against Barcelona in the semifinals. Los Ches have to find a way to stop Atalanta’s free-flowing and high-scoring offense. They also need players like Rodrigo, Ferran Torres or even Kevin Gameiro and Goncalo Guedes to find their groove to score at least three goals.
Players to Watch: Rodrigo (2 goals, 2 assists), Daniel Parejo (1 G, 2 A), Denis Cheryshev (2 G), Ferran Torres (1 G, 1 A), Daniel Wass (1 G), Jasper Cillessen (3 clean sheets).
The fairytale season continues for Atalanta as they just need to hold on to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. They have been one of the most exciting teams in Europe due to Gian Piero Gasperini’s aggressive offensive tactics. This has led his club to score the most goals in Serie A this season and they can score a lot at any given night. They might only have 12 goals in total in the Champions League but they can certainly give problems to any club at the moment. With so many different options upfront and in the midfield, Atalanta will surely be difficult to beat. Add the fact that Valencia will have no support from their fans in the second leg due to the stadium being closed for safety reasons amid the coronavirus concerns in the region.
Players to Watch: Mario Pasalic (2 G, 2 A), Hans Hateboer (2 G, 1 A), Papu Gomez (1 G, 2 A), Josep Ilicic (1 G), Marten de Roon (1 A), Pierluigi Gollini (5 CS).
Valencia vs Atalanta Betting Numbers
The Champions League is back as Valencia faces off against Atalanta. It’s all happening at the Mestalla Stadium in the second leg of their Round of 16 matchup. Atalanta is up 4-1 on aggregate after a great performance in Italy. As for Valencia, they have to play perfect football if they want to make a comeback. One example of this is just like how Liverpool won over Barcelona last season. Top Sports Betting Websites have Atalanta taking the win in the second leg and continuing their fairy tale season into the quarterfinals.
Moneyline: It is safer to bet on Atalanta since they have a moneyline of -102 compared to Valencia’s moneyline of +219. For those who are expecting a draw between the two clubs, the moneyline is +230.
Score Prediction: Valencia wins 2-1 against Atalanta but loses on aggregate.