Why Atalanta Could Stun PSG in Portugal

Atalanta v Valencia was seen as a relatively close match-up when the draw for the Champions League last sixteen stage was made, although the Serie A team destroyed Los Che by a 4-1 scoreline before claiming a 4-3 second leg victory at the Mestalla.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s side are a ridiculously attacking team who finished third in the table last season and they have returned after the lockdown looking as though they are the best team in Italy. Indeed, they led Juventus twice in Turin before having to settle for a 2-2 draw.

The fact that you can back Atalanta at 11/5 with BetVictor to win the match is particularly eye-catching, with the team having now pilfered 80 goals in what has notoriously been a low-scoring division and they have a number of danger men who could prove to make the difference.

Luis Muriel is the top scorer for La Dea and he’s closely followed by Duvan Zapata who is actually on loan from Napoli and this pair could spearhead a big assault on this competition.

Why Are PSG Favourites to Win Quarter Final?

In the first part of the season, Paris Saint-Germain looked among the leading teams in Europe and the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season was abruptly brought to a close with the team twelve points clear of second-placed Marseille having played a game less.

As always with PSG, there’s the problem of trying to calculate their quality in a relatively modest league, although Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani make for a brilliant strikeforce and the strength isn’t just in the advanced positions.

Paris Saint-Germain were able to overturn a first leg 2-1 deficit against Borussia Dortmund to claim a 2-0 victory shortly before the lockdown and they did manage that win despite playing the match behind closed doors.

However, a lack of match practice leading up to this big moment means that they are difficult favourites to love.

What Are the Best Bets for This Match?

We’re going to lay our cards on the table and go for Atalanta to win this Champions League tie. Our first tip is to back the 11/5 for them to win in ninety minutes and we just think this price is too big about a high-scoring team who seem to relishing their role as underdogs.

Indeed, all the pressure will be on Paris Saint-Germain for this clash and manager Thomas Tuchel often has difficulty picking the best attacking combination of players, while there’s a concern over their lack of competitive action.

For those not wanting to go down the route of backing Atalanta in any form, they might consider the 13/10 about four or more goals being scored. This comes out at a tasty price for a match involves two attack-minded sides.


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