Atalanta 1-1-0, Liverpool 2-0-0
11/3/20 3 pm
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Atalanta is hosting Liverpool at Gewiss Stadium in round 3 in the UEFA Champions League.
Atalanta has been hot and cold as of late, but they are still one of the best offensive teams in Italy. Atalanta has won their first game in the Champions League, while their second game ended in a draw. In the Serie A standings, Atalanta is in 4th place with 12 points, 17 scored goals, and 13 conceded goals. In their last Serie A game, Atalanta was playing against Crotone on the road, and they have won this match 1-2. In their last Champions League match, Atalanta was hosting Ajax, and they have had 44% of ball possession in that match, 7 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and only 75% of the correct passes. Atalanta was losing 0-2 at the half time in this game, but they were able to come back in the second half. This was a sloppy game on both sides, and it ended in a 0-0 draw. Zapata is the leading goalscorer for Atalanta in the Champions League with 3 goals, while Miranchuk, Muriel, and Gomez each added 1 goal. Gomez, Zapata, Romero, Ilicic, and Pasalic have each added 1 assist. Caldara, Carnesecchi, De Roon, Gosens, Hateboer, and Tumminello are all injured for Atalanta. There have been a lot of problems in Atalanta, especially on the defensive end, but Atalanta still has plenty of talent in the attacking end to outscore any team out there.
Despite all the injuries, Liverpool hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games, while winning their last 4 straight games, even though they were pushed by the referee in their last EPL game. Liverpool was playing against West Ham in their last game, and they have won that game 2-1. Liverpool has also won both of their Champions League games, and they still haven’t conceded a goal yet. Liverpool is at the top of their group, and they will need to keep it up if they want to stay there. In their last Champions League game, Liverpool was playing against Midtjylland, and they were the better team in that game with 63% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a decent 85% of the correct passes. It took a while for Liverpool to score a goal, but they have won this game 2-0 at the end. Jota and Salah have each scored 1 goal for Liverpool so far this season. Van Dijk and Oxlade-Chamberlain are both injured, which means Matip and Fernandinho should be ready to play, but according to the press, they will be rested for in this game. Liverpool is playing well, but their defense is shaky at the moment, while their offense is playing well as usual.
Atalanta and Liverpool have never played against each other in the past. Both teams are struggling a bit, but both teams are still in solid form. Liverpool is coming as a slight favorite, but I wouldn’t write Atalanta off just yet. This game could go either way, which is why I will stick with goals.