Atalanta vs Villarreal: prediction for the Champions league fixture
Atalanta welcome Villarreal to Bergamo on Wednesday, December 8 in the final round of the Champions League group stages. We made predictions for this game, which you can find below.
Atalanta kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2:2 draw against Villarreal, and in the following match they defeated Young Boys (1:0). This was their only victory in five rounds. The Italians have earned 6 points and scored 10 goals, and are 3rd in the group table. On average, Atalanta conceded two goals per game.
Atalanta are currently 4th in Serie A with 34 points in the asset. They recorded 10 victories and 4 draws in the first 16 matches. Gian Piero Gasperini's men are on a five-game winning streak, and in the last two rounds, they crushed Venezia (4:0) and defeated Napoli (3:2).
Gosens and Lovatoare both out with injuries and will miss this game.
In the fifth round of the Champions League group stage, Villarreal suffered their second defeat to Manchester United (0:2), but the team managed to retain the second position. The Yellow Submarine have earned 7 points from two victories and one draw. Villarreal's line of attack has been decent, but the Valencians do not have the most reliable defense - they conceded more than one goal per game on average.
The current Europa League champions had a shocking start to their La Liga campaign. After 15 rounds, Villarreal are only 13th with 16 points from 3 victories and 7 draws. Since their victory over Getafe (1:0) at the beginning of November, Unai Emery's men earned only one point having tied with Celta (1:1). In the last match, they lost to Sevilla (0:1).
Coquelin, Aurier, Danjuma, and Pino will not be available for the visitors.
This bet played in 2 of Villarreal's last 4 games.
Atalanta drew 3 out of 5 Champions League games this season.
This bet played in the last 4 games of the hosts.
Goals were scored in both halves in 2 of Villarreal' last 3 games.
We predict a tough game between two equal opponents. Usually one mistake on the defensive decided the outcome of such games, so we suggest betting on the total under.
Our prediction - total under 3 goals
Prediction: Total under 3 goals
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Atalanta and Villarreal are two powerful clubs with serious ambitions, and we believe that they won't be able to determine a winner in the upcoming fixture.
Second bet -draw