Liverpool 3-0-0, Atalanta 1-1-1
11/25/20 3 pm
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Liverpool is hosting Atalanta at Anfield in round 4 in the UEFA Champions League.
The more injuries they have, the better they are playing, that’s the story about Liverpool. They are unbeaten in their last 8 games, while they have 6 wins in those 8 games. Liverpool is in second place in the EPL standings with 20 points, same as Tottenham at the top. With 21 scored goals, Liverpool is one of the best offensive teams in England, but their defense has been suffering in the absence of Van Dijk. Liverpool has conceded 16 goals so far. In their last EPL game, Liverpool was hosting Leicester, and they were the better team with 56% of ball possession, 13 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 7 big chances created, and 85% of the correct passes. Liverpool has won this game 3-0. In the Champions League, Liverpool has 3 wins, and they are at the top of their group, and with a win here, Liverpool will qualify to the next stage. Not only Liverpool is unbeaten, but they also still haven’t conceded a goal in the Champions League. Jota is the leading goalscorer for Liverpool in the Champions League with 4 goals, while Salah added 2 goals. Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, and Keita are all injured, while Salah has tested negative for the Coronavirus, and he will join the team. Liverpool has remained dominant even with all the injuries, and they will look to win this game to take the pressure of the Champions League off of their plate for the rest of the year.
Atalanta is still hot and cold, and they are struggling on both ends. Atalanta has won only 1 of their last 6 games, and that was against weak Crotone. Atalanta has scored only 1 goal in their last 3 games, and they were demolished by Liverpool at home in their last Champions League game. With 4 points, Atalanta is in 3rd place in their Champions League group, and they are still in the competition to advance past the group stage, and it will come down to them and Ajax. Zapata is the leading goalscorer for Atalanta in the Champions League with 3 goals and 1 assist. Caldara, Malinovskyi, Depaoli, Tumminello, and Pasalic are all injured, and they will not be playing in this game. In their last Serie A game, Atalanta was playing against Spezia on the road, and they have had 45% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. This game ended in a 0-0 draw. Atalanta is one of the best teams in Italy, and they can play great soccer, but their form is inconsistent, which is something coach Gasperini must fix if they want to have another good season.
Liverpool is in much better form, and despite all of their injuries, Liverpool is playing really well. With a win here, Liverpool is qualified for the next stage, and I think they will get a win here. Atalanta is good, but out of shape. I’m taking Liverpool and goals.