Match Preview: Atalanta 2-2 Ajax Predictions and Betting Tips 27.10.2020
Tips & Predictions For Today, October 27, 2020.
League: Champions League – Group Stage – Round 2
Match: 21:00 Atalanta – Ajax
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Match Result: 2:2 WON!!!
- This fixture has the makings of a modern classic as Atalanta look to take a stranglehold on UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group D with victory in their first-ever competitive clash vs Dutch opposition. Atalanta’s games are notoriously entertaining affairs, with all six of their competitive fixtures this season producing over 3.5 goals, and five seeing both teams score (W4, L2).
- Although Atalanta were losing favourites in their opening UCL group stage home game last term (2-1 loss vs Shakhtar), they went unbeaten in their following three UCL home fixtures (W2, D1), with both victories witnessing the Italians win both halves. Goals should be assured as ‘La Dea’ have failed to score in only one of 14 competitive home games in 2020.
- Visiting Ajax made Eredivisie history at the weekend, setting a new league record for the biggest margin of victory with a 13-0 hammering at VVV, eclipsing their own record from 1972 (12-1 vs Vitesse). Topically, the Amsterdammers are unbeaten in their last seven fixtures with Italian opposition (W2, D5) since a 2-1 defeat to Juventus in 2010.
- Ajax went unbeaten away in last season’s UCL group stage (W2, D1) though they drew their only game as clear outsiders (4-4 vs Chelsea). In fact, Ajax are unbeaten across their last six UCL away games when starting as outsiders (W3, D3) – five of which saw both teams score.
- Players to watch: Atalanta’s Duván Zapata has scored in four of his last six appearances for club & country – two of the last three were first-half openers.
- Lassina Traoré became the first Ajax player since Marco van Basten (1985) to score 5+ goals in one game last weekend, he also assisted three times (first since de Jong in 2017).
- Hot stat: Atalanta’s average of 2.1 goals scored per game across their ten overall UCL fixtures is higher than all teams in the competition’s history, barring Real Madrid (2.12).