Best predictions football for Atalanta vs Valencia CF
Atalanta face Valencia CF in the first 1/8-final match between the two UEFA Champions League teams. The match will take place on Wednesday night from 10:00 pm at Stadio San Siro.
Atalanta began its first historic appearance in the Champions League groups with 3 consecutive losses, allowing 11 goals. No one expected the Italian team to continue the direct eliminations. The draw against Manchester City in the 4th round has given hope to Gian Piero Gasperini’s team for the last two matches.
La Dea recorded success against Dinamo Zagreb 2-0, and in the last round defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 in Ukraine to win second place in the group. The team is in excellent form in the match with Valencia, recording 2 consecutive wins against strong teams such as Fiorentina and Roma with a score of 2:1. In the Italian Championship, the Bergamo team holds the 4th place in the standings and is a candidate for new participation in the Champions League next year.
The Valencia team slipped out of a difficult group in the tournament, allowing only one defeat and winning first place in Group H in the company of Chelsea, Ajax and Lille. Los Ches’ only loss was 0-3 at home to Ajax, but The Oranges beat their opponent 1-0 in Amsterdam in the last round to take revenge for the defeat and knock out 1/2-finalist from last season. On foreign soil, Valencia achieved 2 wins and 1 draw, beating Chelsea’s strong team 1-0 in London.
In their last game, the graduates of Albert Celades ended in a 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid on Friday. Thus, Valencia’s team ended the series of 2 consecutive defeats after losing to Getafe by 0:3 and Granada by 1:2.
The Atalanta team has maintained only 1 dry net in their last 7 games in all competitions. In my opinion, the Italian team will concede a goal from Valencia, but I expect the hosts to find the net in view of their strong attack, which is why I will bet on BTTS.