Over 2.5 goals at Atalanta vs Valencia 8/11 for Wednesday’s Champions League showdown
Competition: Champions League
Market: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 8/11 @ Bet 365
Two sides who are looking to gain an early advantage in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 knockout tie, Atalanta will host Valencia on Wednesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while they may have gone about booking their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Champions League the hard way, Atalanta have continued on a very eye-catching run of form. Unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions and winning four of those appearances, the Italian outfit have recorded a staggering 19 goals on their unbeaten run. However, it should be noted that Wednesday’s hosts have failed to record a single clean sheet in any of their last eight matches on the bounce. With a growing reputation for their high-scoring contests, it is also worth noting that four of Atalanta’s six matches in this year’s competition have seen over 2.5 goals at full-time.
As for the visitors, while Valencia may have managed to book their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Champions League in the final round of fixtures, the Whites are enduring a sluggish patch. The Spanish outfit have managed to win just one of their last five matches within 90 minutes and they have also suffered back-to-back defeats on the road. More worrying for Valencia, Wednesday’s guests have shipped at least a pair of goals in each of their last three appearances on the bounce. With each of Valencia’s last three matches, coupled with each of Atalanta’s last seven matches seeing over 2.5 goals at full-time, we’re backing a similar outcome in midweek.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at Atalanta vs Valencia 8/11 for Wednesday’s Champions League showdown @ Bet 365