For the third week in a row, there will be Champions League football and Serie A side, Atalanta will welcome immediate past champions Liverpool to Bergamo.
Atalanta are unbeaten after two matches in their second-ever UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage (W1, D1). A 4-0 thumping in the first match was followed by a two-goal comeback to salvage a draw on the second matchday. They possess a good record against English teams in major European competitions so far (W2, D1, L1).
Last season saw seven of Atalanta’s nine matches in this tournament feature over 2.5 total goals (3.89 average). At home, they had mixed results in last season’s UCL (W2, D1, L1) with a lower goal average (3.0), and they have won just one of three at home in all competitions this season (W1, D1, L1 – goal average of 5.0 per match).
Liverpool, meanwhile, have major defensive absences, and will fear Atalanta’s offensive power having conceded 1.83 goals on average across their last six competitive matches (W4, D1, L1). Still, the ‘Reds’ have four straight wins in all competitions, including two wins while keeping a clean sheet in the UCL.
Currently on a three-match winning run away from home in the UCL group stage, Liverpool have nonetheless lost in three straight visits to italian clubs in European competitions. They’ve won three of their last five away fixtures in all competitions, and goals have been flowing (5.0 on average per match) with Liverpool conceding 2+ goals in three of the five.
Expect goals in this one and at Betpay, there are odds of 1.26 for that possibility happening.