Atalanta vs. Inter 11/8/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atalanta vs. Inter 11/8/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Atalanta 4-0-2, Inter 3-2-1

11/8/20 9 am

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Atalanta is hosting Inter at Gewiss Stadium in another derby of round 7 in the Italian Serie A.

Atalanta is struggling massively on the defensive end, and their lack of depth is becoming a serious issue for this team. Atalanta was playing against Liverpool at home in their last Champions League game, and they got demolished. Atalanta has lost that game 0-5. The good news for Atalanta is that they have 1 win and 1 draw in the Champions League as well, and their chances of advancing to the next stage are still high. Atalanta is in 4th place in the Serie A standings with 12 points, 17 scored goals, and 13 conceded goals so far this season. Muriel and Gomez have scored 4 goals for Atalanta, while Gomez also added 2 assists. Caldara, Carnesecchi, and De Roon are injured, while Gosens and Piccini are still questionable. Atalanta was playing against Crotone on the road in their last Serie A game, and they were the better team in that game with 59% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a decent 86% of the correct passes. We saw 3 scored goals in the first half of this game, and Atalanta has won this match 1-2. Atalanta is still one of the best teams in Serie A, and I’m sure their defense will improve soon, and this international break is coming at a perfect time for Atalanta.

Inter is not playing well, and they are struggling on both ends. Inter has won only 1 of their last 6 games, and they are still winless in the Champions League. Inter was facing Real Madrid in their last Champions League game, and they have lost that match 3-2 despite playing solid soccer. Inter is still doing well in Serie A, and they are in 6th place with 11 points, 15 scored goals, and 10 conceded goals. In their last Serie A game, Inter was playing against Parma at home, and they have had 68% of ball possession in that game, 9 shots on goal, 15 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and a decent 88% of the correct passes. Despite the big dominance in this game, Inter was losing 0-2 in the 62nd minute. With a goal in the 64th minute, and the 92nd minute Inter was able to get a 2-2 draw. Vecino and Sensi are both injured, while Lukaku is still questionable for this game, but I suspect he will play because Inter can’t afford to lose another game. Lukaku is the leading goalscorer for Inter with 5 goals, while Martinez added 3 goals. Barella has 3 assists, while Sanchez and Hakimi have each added 2 assists. Inter is dominating in every game they play, but they are having defensive issues, and they are also one of the teams that could benefit from the international break.

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There is only one clear choice here, and that is goals, a lot of them. Both teams are struggling on the defensive end, but they are still great offensive teams that can score a ton of goals. I expect a lot of chances and a lot of goals.

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