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Valencia vs Atalanta Prediction & Betting tips
Valencia host Atalanta Bergamo’s Italians in the second leg of the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League. Due to the corona virus, the game is played without spectators. It cannot be estimated in advance whether this represents an advantage or disadvantage for one of the teams.
However, there is a general tendency. Because before the game Valencia vs. Atalanta Bergamo indicate the odds in unison for a goal-rich game. Five goals were scored in the first leg, Atalanta scored four of them and is already with one leg in the quarter-finals. Of course, the second leg must still be played.
And the Valencia CF is not without a chance. The team is strong and has a lot of quality in all parts of the team. The question will be whether she can bring them onto the pitch, because too many mistakes were made defensively in the first leg. And the guest from Lombardy is just waiting for them to fill the gaps with their intelligent, offensive players and to score the important away goal.
Valencia is playing a good season in La Liga, if not an outstanding one. Sometimes unnecessary mistakes are a problem; that’s why the team is not on a CL pitch, but just behind it. The mistakes mentioned often result from defensive inadequacies, which were also one of the reasons for the 1-4 in the first leg. Turning this result over is a difficult task. All current results from the Champions League can be tracked with the livescore function!
Valencia already played in Alaves on Friday, but the dress rehearsal was unsuccessful. With a 1: 1 you continued on the spot and missed a great chance. Because neither Sevilla nor Getafe, Atletico or Real Sociedad could win. In the fight for the Champions League, everything stays the same, Valencia is within striking distance, but currently not the favorite in 3rd or 4th place.
Before the game Valencia vs. Atalanta Bergamo’s betting odds are very even. Almost every result seems conceivable – and for good reason. The lack of consistency at Valencia and the great force among the guests from Lombardy certainly allow the conclusion that Atalanta Bergamo has a good chance of winning.
Another factor is the lack of balance at Valencia. With 39 goals conceded in La Liga you have the worst value of all top teams, and you are also the only team in the top half of the table with a negative goal difference. The defensive is not always stable, makes mistakes under high pressure or – as in the first leg – is too hesitant and not aggressive enough.
In order to have a good chance of progressing, the host has to get the defensive under control. Even without conceding a goal, three goals must be scored, which is not easy.
There are also personnel problems. Mangala and Garay are missing in central defense, Piccini is missing in the back right, Manu Vallejo and Maxi Gomez also have to pass. Coach Albert Celades has to get along with the rest of the squad and find a good balance.
Atalanta Bergamo is one of the most fun teams in Europe right now. The first leg against Valencia, the 4-1 in San Siro, was a demonstration of the offensive skills of the Gasperini team. With structured pressing, good passing and consistent exploitation of opportunities, Valencia was dominated over long distances.
It is very bad news for the Spaniards that the Lombards are getting good results abroad as well as in front of their home crowd. But Atalanta has only played one game since the first leg, and numerous matches in Italy have been canceled due to the corona virus. At the 7-2 in Lecce, Atalanta Bergamo again showed very good moves forward, but defensively but sometimes very wildly.
But is that even relevant before the game against Valencia? After all, only one game was played in four weeks. Is the rhythm of the Gasperini eleven still there or not? These questions must be asked in advance. The break is not an advantage, but rather a small disadvantage for the Italians.
However, not everything is going well for the host, because a ghost game without the support of their own fans is certainly not an advantage for Valencia. These factors make Valencia vs. Valencia difficult Atalanta Bergamo an accurate forecast. More tips about the Champions League can be found on our website!
It will be important for Atalanta Bergamo to find the game very well. The pressing traps must work, an early guidance of the Spaniards must be prevented. Because then there are problems, then Valencia could smell his chance.
In general, however, the Lombards can be trusted to be wide awake from the start. Gian Piero Gasperini has his team under control very well this season, can often make clever adjustments during the game and thus have an influence. In addition, Atalanta Bergamo is extremely strong away, losing only one game abroad in Serie A.
In addition, the personnel situation is relaxed again. Center-back Djimsiti will fail, colleague Toloi could at least be in the squad. Otherwise, Gasperini is not only available to all players, they are also rested. So nothing stands in the way of a European Cup fight.
Valencia vs Atalanta head to head matches
19.02.20 CL Atalanta Valencia 4 : 1
11.08.17 CF Valencia Atalanta 1 : 2