Milan vs. Atalanta 7/24/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milan 17-8-10, Atalanta 22-8-5
7/24/20 3:45 pm
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Milan is hosting Atalanta at San Siro in a derby match of round 36 in Italian Serie A.
Milan has been playing great, and I love it. I was always a big fan of Milan, especially the team from the early 2000’, but over the last few years, Milan has been struggling and they lost their winning mentality. Since the restart of this season, Milan has 7 wins and 2 draws, and they are still undefeated in Serie A since the restart. With this fantastic streak, Milan has climbed the standings to 6th place with 59 points, which is the Europa League qualification spot, but Milan is only 2 points away from Roma in 5th place. In their last Serie A game against Sassuolo in the road, Milan has had 50% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and high 89% of the correct passes. Milan has won this game 1-2 with two goals from its leader Zlatan Ibrahimovic. With 55 scored goals so far in Serie A, Milan has been decent in the attacking end, while their 44 conceded goals are not bad, but their defense could be better. Rebic is Milan’s top goalscorer with 11 goals, while Ibrahimovic and Calhanoglu both scored 7 goals. Calhanoglu also added 8 assists. Musacchio and Castillejo are both injured, while Duarte is still questionable. Milan will not reach the Champions League spot this season, but with the form they are in, Milan can certainly get to the Europa League.
Atalanta is having an outstanding season in which they scored massive 95 goals, and Atalanta is in 2nd place in the standings with 74 points, 6 points behind Juventus at the top. Not only Atalanta is having a great season in Serie A, but they are still playing in the Champions League this season where they will face PSG in a few weeks. Atalanta’s defense has also been solid this season with 44 conceded goals. In their last 10 Serie A games, Atalanta has 8 wins and 2 draws. Muriel is Atalanta’s top goalscorer with 18 goals, while Zapata added 17 goals, and Ilicic has 15 goals. Papu Gomez has 14 assists. Josip Ilicic is the only injured player for Atalanta as of right now. Atalanta is in a great form, but they have been struggling a little in the attacking end as of late, including in their last Serie A game against Bologna. Atalanta has had 46% of ball possession in this match, 7 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 79% of the correct passes. Atalanta has won this game 1-0 with a goal in the 62nd minute, but this was a very tight match. There are three games left in the season, and for Atalanta to catch up to Juventus, they would need to win all of their games, while Juventus would have to lose at least 2 of their games, and for that to happen, a miracle should happen. Atalanta has proved this season that you don’t need to be a big, famous club to compete with the top teams in Italy, Atalanta is the top team in Italy.
This is a matchup between the teams in great form, and the teams that are scoring a lot of goals since the restart. Milan’s defense is still shaky, but they certainly can score a goal against any team. I will pick something on goals here.