Stadium: San Siro (Milano)
Referee: Maurizio Mariani
Milan is in fine form, having won three straight victories. Will the reigning champions be able to score against Atalanta, who fell in the previous matchday, losing at home to Lecce? It should be noted that the Rossoneri have beaten the Bergamas in three of their last four matches.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
After Stefano Pioli had restructured the team's game to a three-central defender scheme, things got better for AC Milan. The new model was tested in the derby with Inter, in which the Rossoneri lost 0:1, followed by three consecutive victories already mentioned above. With the same score of 1:0, Milan beat Torino at home, managed at the San Siro, to meet Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League last eight, and beat a tough Monza side on the road. It seems that coach Pioli has found a panacea in a defensive scheme of play, and Milan will continue to perform successfully in the future.
Bergamo started the year 2023 with crazy attacking soccer, scoring at least two goals in every match, but something happened in the team's game. Atalanta dropped out of the Italian Cup, losing 0:1 to Inter. In the national championship, although they beat Lazio (2:0) away in brilliant style, they lost to Sassuolo (0:1) and Lecce (1:2). Each match certainly has its own story. Still, it is unlikely that any stretch of the imagination can justify two defeats to mid-table sides at once. In that regard, the meeting with AC Milan is perhaps the most important match of the season for Atalanta; after losing at the San Siro, the team can lose confidence in their abilities.
Expert Betting Tips
Milan has been looking strong of late. They have improved their defense, and in their previous four games, they have conceded only once and could once again be regarded as one of the strongest clubs in Italy. Atalanta has lost their attacking skills, they've lost two of their last three games, and right now, they can hardly be serious contenders for a win at the San Siro. It is likely that if the Bergamas score, it will not be more than one goal. It is doubtful that AC Milan will score as well, especially since the Bergamas were unlucky in their previous matchup with Lecce, where they got two goals against 0.52 xG, and we believe their luck should change this time. So here we bet on the draw match, and in terms of the outcome, we still rely on Milan - maybe the reigning champion won't win, but has an excellent chance not to lose to Atalanta in the fifth game in a row.
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