Valencia Vs. Atalanta Match Preview and Prediction
Tuesday, 10th March 2020
Time: 23:00 EAT
Valencia will be hosting Atalanta at Estadio de Mastella.
Valencia is known to have performed poorly in its last match in Italy. For this reason, it has a mountain to climb after a 4-1 loss in Italy. The giant is known to only have won just one of their last seven games in all the competitions.
Given this reason, Valencia have no other option but to ensure that they give their best in the Champions League.
However, there is a disadvantage to Valencia in this game as they will not have the advantage of the crowd, and this is due to the fact that the game will be played in closed doors because of corona virus.
Surprisingly, it has been noted that Valencia has been scoring goals for fun in the Italian Top Flight in the current season, with it scoring 7 goals against 2 in their last away game.
On the other hand, Atalanta have won 5 of their last 6 games in all competitions.
It should be noted that Atalanta are regarded as the top scorers in the Champions League matches along with Serie A and have produced a shortage of goals.
Meanwhile Valencia has been able to concede twice in five of their last seven games. They are winless in the nine matches under the Champions League knock-out stage, having drawn in 5 matches and losing 4.
An analysis of the two teams show that the visitors are closer to making it to the quarter finals compared to the host. This can be supported by the fact that Valencia has become winless in the last nine Champions League knockout stage matches.
In addition, the most defeated team, Valencia is in a hot soup, as it is now desperately looking for three goals for it to be able to stand a chance to qualify to the next round.
A general analysis of the two teams show that, in their last three UCL games, Atalanta has been able to score 2+ goals. On the other hand, the visitors have been able to score 24 goals across their last six matches. Valencia, in their last seven games, have been able to concede 2+ goals.
Atalanta is more likely to win this upcoming match, and this is based on the fact that they have been in great form domestically, which put them at the position of top scorers in Serie A.
Atalanta are now looking to make history, having one foot already in the Champions League quarter finals, on their first ever participation in the tournament.
On the other hand, Valencia have several of its key players missing for this upcoming game against Atalanta. Some of these key icons who will not participate in the match include Maxi Gomez, Cristiano Piccini along with Eliaquim Mangala.
Head to Head:
Valencia and Atalanta have met twice, with Valencia winning 0 direct match, and Atalanta winning 2 matches
Atalanta to win