Liverpool vs Atalanta Predictions and Betting :
In the third week of UEFA Champions League a nice battle is shaping up between an Italian team Atalanta and an English giant Liverpool in what will be a fight for the 1st position in the group table.
Earlier this week, Liverpool scored an easy win over Midtjylland whereas Atalanta didn’t get the desired after settling for a draw against Ajax.
With everything to play for, both the teams wouldn’t waste any opportunity to score 3 points coming Tuesday.
Liverpool vs Atalanta Predictions and Betting Tips
Atalanta vs Liverpool prediction and betting analysis: Recent form
Atalanta had a very good outing in the last edition of the champions league with a quarterfinal finish. They came into the season carrying that confidence but it hasn’t really worked for them so far. They are slightly sloppy in Serie A with just 3 wins in 5 games positioned at 5th spot as of now.
Their European campaign started on a good note with a 4-0 thrashing given to Midtjylland last weekday. But they lost their next game against Sampdoria in Serie A and were forced to draw after trailing 0-2 in the first half. It is important for them to regroup to perform well in the matches to come.
Liverpool have had a difficult start to the 2020 season after winning the premier league last year. They have been troubled by injuries and terrible defeats but they have responded strongly so far.
After that 7-2 defeat early in the month against Aston Villa, they drew against Everton and started their champions league journey with a convincing victory over Ajax. They secured a win against Sheffield United in the premier league and are looking on a roll after schooling Midtjylland in their 2nd group fixture last night.
The 2018/19 UCL champions have got back the confidence and are rearing to go at Atalanta next week.
Atalanta vs Liverpool prediction and betting analysis: Head-to-head
Recent Meeting: First meeting between Atalanta and Liverpool on 3rd November in an UEFA Champions League fixture.
Atalanta vs Liverpool prediction and betting analysis: Offensive and defensive stats
The Atalanta will probably field a 3-4-2-1 combination whereas Liverpool will stick to their 4-3-3 formation that has worked very well for them in the recent outings.
The Atalanta attack has the services of Muriel and Zapata who will play as the strikers whereas the Gomez will be the attacking midfielder.
Duvan Zapata scored twice in the last game against Ajax and has looked in good rhythm. The Colombian has 6 goals and 3 assists in 12 games along with 80.5% pass accuracy. He is exceptional in air and has 3 shots on target, 1.6 key passes per game so far.
Luis Muriel has been a great asset for the team with 6 goals and an assist in the last 14 games. Additional to that, he has 1.8 shots on target, 0.3 key pass and 0.3 aerials won per match.
Alejandro Gomez will have to repeat his heroics on Tuesday who is at his peak with 5 goals and 3 assists in the recent past.
Liverpool’s attack is one of the best currently with some dominating performances coming our way in the recent past.
Sadio Mane has been sharp and the game changer for the team in the recent games. He has 5 goals in 6 matches along with 78.9% pass success and 3.1 shots per game.
He will be joined by one of the best strikers Mohamed Salah who scored the brace against Midtjylland with a late penalty. He has 4 shots per game along with 80.9% pass accuracy and 7 goals in 6 games. He also creates 2.3 key passes and 2 dribbles per game that will definitely rattle the defense.
Roberto Firmino has been amazing in the previous games with 2 assists so far but will be looking to find some form in the next champions league game. Diogo Jota has also been a quality forward for the side who scored the opening goal yesterday and might start against Atalanta next week.
With Virgil Van Dijk and Fabinho injured, Joel Matip will shoulder the responsibility in their absence who has 79.6% pass accuracy and is exceptional with the aerial duels with 1.5 duels won per game.
Joseph Gomez has made the most of his opportunities and is most likely to make the eleven. He is incredibly good in aerial duels along with sharp passing skills. He has 87.9% success in passes, 3.8 aerials won per game and 4.9 clears per game which is often under appreciated.
Andrew Robertson will most probably play as the left back defender for the team who holds on to the ball pretty well and frustrates the opponent’s attack. He has 83.8% pass completion rate along with a goal, 2 assists and 1.6 clears in the last 16 appearances.
The Atalanta defense has looked strong but they would want to maintain a clean sheet for the first time against a quality attack.
Cristian Romero leads the pack with 86.5% pass success and shows his quality in aerial duels with an average of 4 every game. He also has 2.8 interceptions and 3.2 clears per game so far.
Rafael Toloi has also looked incredible in the season with his tackling skills. Along with that, he has 81.3% pass accuracy and tackles well with an average of 1.7 per game and 2.3 clears so far. Djimsiti will join them to provide the support for the duo to make sure that the team doesn’t concede.
Atalanta vs Liverpool prediction and betting analysis:
The clash between Gian Piero Gasperini's Atalanta and Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool is scheduled in Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on 3rd November 2020 at 9pm local time.
While Liverpool is looking to consolidate its position at the top, Atalanta will be desperate to win this to get some momentum going for the upcoming fixtures.
According to the betting platforms, the away team Liverpool holds a significant edge going into this game currently whereas Atalanta has home advantage which they can capitalize on.
FiveThirtyEight believes that this clash will be closer than what the masses believe. This is reflected in their prediction where Liverpool is just ahead with just 41% chance whereas Atalanta are right behind with a 37% chance to secure an important win.