Atalanta v Shakhtar Donetsk Tips & Predictions
1st October 2019 – 17:55
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Match Preview & Team News
Atalanta endured a nightmare Champions League debut two weeks ago in Zagreb where they conceded four goals in a catastrophic defeat to Croatian champions Dinamo. Can La Dea find the way to rebound and get their continental campaign up and running with a three-pointer in the second round against Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk?
The hosts responded well in their domestic league after the mentioned UCL failure. They went on to claim seven points from three Serie A affairs, a streak which included an impressive 0-2 victory over Roma at Stadio Olimpico. Gianpiero Gasperini’s men backed up such win with a 1-4 drubbing of Sassuolo in the weekend’s fixture at MAPEI Stadium. They now sit third in the domestic league standings with 13 points from 6 matches.
Atalanta scored at least two goals in each of their six league affairs so far in the season. They should have a nice chance to translate such form to the Champions League against attacking-minded Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainians allowed as many as 16 goals across 6 group phase outings in the previous term of the competition. They fell 0-3 to English champions Manchester City in the 2019/20 opener.
Shakhtar have their domestic form to build on coming into this fixture as well. They have a perfect record of nine wins in nine games and sit ten points clear at the top of the standings in the Ukrainian top flight. Luis Castro’s men bagged four goals past 10th-placed Vorskla on Friday evening as Valerii Bondar, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Alan Patrick, and Junior Moraes all added their names to the scoresheet.
Goals Odds & Prediction
This match has goals in it. It will be played at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza which has witnessed some fantastic Champions League nights over the course of history. Backing the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score is a must at the odds of 19/20 based on everything written above.
Goalscorers Market Prediction
Alejandro Papu Gomez notched a brace in Saturday’s 1-4 drubbing of Sassuolo. He is 7/4 to score anytime here against the Ukrainians.
Atalanta v Shakhtar Donetsk tips:
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