Match Preview: Valencia 3-4 Atalanta Predictions and Betting Tips, Champions League

Tips & Predictions For Today, March 10, 2020.

League: Champions League – Play Offs – 1/8-finals
Match: 21:00 Valencia – Atalanta
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Odd: 1.46
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 3:4 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Valencia have a 4-1 first-leg deficit to overcome, and whilst they’ve progressed in ten of the 20 UEFA ties in which they’ve lost an away first leg, they’ve only won by a three-goal margin or more in one of their last 42 competitive fixtures.
  • That victory, however, was a 4-1 home win over Lille in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage earlier this season, a game that saw them concede before half-time – as they have done in all three UCL home matches this season, all of which produced over 2.5 goals.
  • The last four competitive home games that Valencia netted the opener, they won, although that might not concern an Atalanta outfit that’s scored a spectacular seven goals in two of their last three away games. In fact, Atalanta are Serie A’s highest scorers, averaging 2.80 goals per match this season.
  • The visitors have had decent success on the road in Europe too, with just three defeats from their last ten European away games (W4, D3, L3) – although notably, the last two defeats saw them lose by a four-goal margin. A morale boost for fans will be that Atalanta have scored the opener in five of their last six UCL games (at all venues) this season.
  • Players to watch: Daniel Parejo has scored in Valencia’s last two matches – he also netted his side’s first goal in their 4-1 UCL win over Lille.
  • Duván Zapata has scored in three consecutive away games, and netted a hat-trick in Atalanta’s last road trip.
  • Stat attack: The opener’s been scored by the 25th minute in three of Valencia’s last four UCL games.
  • Sixteen of Atalanta’s last 17 competitive matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
  • Valencia have seen just one goalless draw across their last 34 UCL fixtures.