Stadium: Atleti Azzurri d'Italia (Bergamo)
Atalanta approaches the home match against Udinese after the hardest game in England against Manchester United. Will Gian Piero Gasperini's team be able to recover? There are several options to bet on.
Atalanta suffered an upsetting defeat in Manchester
On Wednesday, the Black and Blues visited Manchester United in the Champions League group stage. Atalanta was victorious at Anfield last season, so they came to Old Trafford determined to add another win in Britain to their collection. The match started in the best possible way for the Bergamo side: by the 29th minute Gasperini's team was already leading 2-0 thanks to goals from Pasalic and Demiral. With the same score the teams headed to halftime and it seemed that Atalanta had sealed their historic win.
The Italian players seemed to believe it too. In the second half, however, the Bergamo team did not simply allow the Red Devils to get back into the game; they even conceded a draw. Rashford, Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo left Atalanta with nothing on minute 83. Three rounds played, Atalanta has four points. Manchester United has 6, Villarreal has 4 and the Swiss Young Boys have 3. The European battle is just beginning.
As for the situation in the Serie A, Atalanta is doing fine. Before the international break, Bergamasca lost 2-3 to AC Milan. Then followed the away defeat over Empoli (4-1). Atalanta has earned a total of 14 points after eight rounds, taking 6th place in the Serie A standings.
Udinese is having a hard time
Luca Gotti's team shows very high-quality balanced soccer in almost every match. This is the work of the head coach who managed to make Udinese recognizable. However, the Little Zebras do not have the ability to solve serious problems and achieve success consistently. It's enough to look at the roster to understand what we're talking about. It's fair to say Udinese haven't had such a weak roster in a long time.
The team hasn’t won five rounds in a row. The trend is not bad, though: after three defeats in a row the team had two draws. First, they played 3-3 in Genoa with Sampdoria, and then defended 1-1 in the minority in the home game with Bologna. In total, Udinese have 9 points in eight rounds, ranking 8th in the standings.
Atalanta beat Udinese in Bergamo 4 times in a row.
Expert Betting Tips
Udinese is unlikely to succeed in the upcoming game. Atalanta will take to the pitch furious after the unpleasant setback in Manchester and will certainly go forward from the very first minute. The team of Luca Gotti, of course, is able to organize a good-quality defense, but it will obviously not be enough to carry a shutout. As for the offense, Udinese has a hard time after the departure of Rodrigo De Paul. And the suspended Roberto Pereira will not play in Bergamo.
Prediction: Udinese will not score, and Atalanta will.
- Atalanta To Win + Total Under (4.5) for 1.86;
- Udinese Individual Total Under (0.5) for 2.29;
- Atalanta To Win + Total Under (3.5) for 2.40.