Atalanta are gradually becoming the main sensation of the current Champions League draw. The humble debutants of the Champions League started with three defeats in a row, and now they are one step away from reaching the quarterfinals. Will they come to the next stage? – Read our prediction.
At what time will Valencia and Atalanta play?
The game time is March 10, 2020, 8:00 PM GMT
Where the match will be shown?
BT Sport, Galavision and Univision NOW
Who are topscorers of the teams?
The topscorer in Valencia forward Kevin Gameiro with 3 goals, Alejandro Gomez in Atalanta with 4 goals in Champions League.
How many wins, draws and losses do the teams have?
Valencia have 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses and Atalanta have 3 wins, 1 draws and 3 losses in the Champions League.
Predictions and Tips
- MoneyLine Pick: Atalanta will win
- Over Under Pick: The Total Will Go Over 2.5
- Computer Predicted Score: 2-3
At the group stage of the Champions League, a team from the Spanish city of the same name took first place. For six games in the the European tournament, they gained 11 points.
Valencia have no problem with match schedule, but not with the results. After losing in the first match from Atalanta, the team of Albert Celades in three matches of La Liga scored only 4 points, despite the fact that he met with far from top rivals – Real Sociedad, Betis and Alaves.
The problems of Valencia have not gone away. The central defenders Ezequiel Garay and Eliaquim Mangala are still injured, and Gabriel Paulista is disqualified. Atalanta have one significant problem – the main central defender Rafael Toloi is injured.
Three weeks ago, even before the outbreak of coronavirus, Atalanta defeated Valencia 4:1 in Milan. At the same time, paradoxically, it can be said that the Bergamas did not have their best match. They didn’t create much at the opponent’s goal, but they demonstrated an almost absolute realization of the moments – a very atypical phenomenon for the team of Gian Piero Gasperini.
And now Atalanta, having an advantage of three goals, goes to visit Valencia, which will take the opponent in an empty stadium for all reasons known to everybody. Of course, the team from Italy due to lack of experience can burn out (as, for example, at the start of the Champions League in Zagreb), but this is perhaps the only scenario where a team that breaks all records of Serie A performance can miss a ticket to quarterfinal.
Another factor that can create problems for Atalante could be the lack of game tone of the team. The coronavirus turned the Italian championship calendar into total chaos, and the previous round the Gasperini team missed. Atalanta spent their last match on March 1, defeating Lecce away with a score 7:2 – the last goal in that match was scored by Malinovsky.
Betting Tips Statistic
- In three away matches of the group stage of the Champions League Atalanta missed nine goals.
- In each of the last five matches, Atalanta missed
- In just one of the last four home matches, Valencia scored less than two goals.
Valencia vs Atalanta Prediction
Of course, this is possible to suck the intrigue out of the finger in this two-match confrontation, but in reality Valencia have few chances. This is also understood by bookmakers, who consider the Italian team to be the favorite of even a single return match. We predict that Atalanta will win.
- We predict that Atalanta will win.