This fixture has the potential for fireworks, as Atalanta host Liverpool at the Gewiss Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Both teams are high-scoring, attacking teams who are full of goals, and we should see plenty of goalmouth action in this game.
Where and when: Gewiss Stadium – 3 November, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Atalanta vs. Liverpool: BT Sport
Last time: This will be the first time these teams lock horns, so new ground will be broken whatever happens in this match.
Atalanta v Liverpool Predictions and Preview
Liverpool have made a perfect start to their Champions League campaign so far, beating Ajax and Midtjylland in their opening two Group D fixtures. This is arguably the toughest fixture of the section for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds though, with Atalanta a team on the up.
La Dea are a joy to watch at times, banging in an incredible 98 goals in finishing five points behind perennial Serie A winners last season. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side truly mix it with the big boys of Italian football, despite operating on a fraction of the budget of the elite sides.
The Nerazzurri managed to keep their starting line-up intact over the summer transfer window, and although they’ve lost a couple of their opening matches in Serie A this term, they are a serious and dangerous proposition.
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Liverpool to win and BTTS
Liverpool to win 3-2
Both teams to score in both halves
Few teams in Europe are quite so serious and dangerous as Liverpool though, with the Premier League champions capable of blowing away any team on their day. They are struggling with injuries though, with emergency centre-back Fabinho joining Virgil van Dijk on the sidelines.
Klopp is sweating on the fitness of Joel Mate for this game as he searches for a partner for Joe Gomez, but it’s at the other end where this match-up gets really interesting. Both teams are free-flowing and clinical when in the mood, with an over 4.5 goals bet on Tuesday priced at 27/11.
If you want to stick to the outright market, Liverpool are the 11/20 favourites to pick up the win. Atalanta are 12/5, while you can back the draw at 31/10. This game looks set to be decided on which side takes their chances and produces the more solid defensive performance, and could be a cracker. What price a dull goalless draw? 28/1.
One to watch for Atalanta: Duvan Zapata scored both of Atalanta’s goals as La Dea came from 2-0 down to draw with Ajax in their last Champions League fixture. He also broke the deadlock in their 4-0 victory over Midtjylland, and is one to watch in these Atalanta v Liverpool predictions.
One to watch for Liverpool: Diogo Jota has sprang into life in the last couple of weeks and is looking like a Liverpool player following his summer move from Wolves. The Portuguese also opened the scoring against Midtjylland and has been hitting the target in the Premier League too.
Long shot: If you want the biggest odds, predicting the correct scoreline and first goalscorer can be the way to go. With the chance for a lot of goals in this game, a 3-2 victory for Liverpool is priced at 15/1. To stretch that price out, you could add in-form Mohamed Salah as the first scorer to create a high-value scorecast.