Stadium: Atleti Azzurri d'Italia (Bergamo)
Young Boys had a sensation in the first round of the Champions League group stage, beating Manchester United. The Swiss side will now play in Bergamo against Atalanta. Is the Italian club also in trouble? We’ll pick a few options to bet on at once.
Atalanta pick up the pace
Atalanta are off to a poor start to the new season and have been building up their form from match to match. Saturday’s game against Inter was further confirmation that things are looking up for Atalanta. Playing away from home, Gian Piero Gasperini’s team overcame their opponents in the first half to finish 2-1. But they failed to score, allowing the Nerazzurri to get back into the game in the second half. Although, a few minutes before the final whistle, Atalanta scored a goal that was very controversially cancelled out. The Bergamo side had been robbed of the win.
Atalanta got off to a 2-2 away draw with Villarreal in the Champions League, where Gasperini’s men opened the scoring early in the game before conceding two and then scoring again in the closing stages.
Young Boys started the season in July and lost only once
The previous three seasons, Young Boys were coached by Gerardo Seoane, who took charge of Bayer Leverkusen ahead of the new season. The Swiss champions are now managed by David Wagner, a specialist with a peculiar career. Wagner excelled at English side Huddersfield Town but fell apart at Schalke 04.
At Young Boys, the coach got his start in the early qualifying rounds of the Champions League. He overcame Bratislava’s Slovan, Romania’s CFR Cluj, and Hungary’s Ferencvaros. Young Boys beat tough opponents in qualifying and crushed Manchester United in their opening group-stage game. The Red Devils, however, were outplayed midway through the first half.
Expert Betting Tips
Young Boys have picked up some excellent form recently. In three games since beating Man United, the Swiss champions have managed to score 14 times. A tough result that, however, should not be overestimated. The Young Boys’ opponents were just Illyria, St Gallen, and Lausanne. And the success against Manchester City is mainly due to the opponent’s inert play after suspension. No matter how you look at it, Atalanta and the Young Boys are entirely different teams.
The prediction is a win for Atalanta.
- Handicap 1 (-1) for 1.84;
- W1 and Total Over 2.5 for 1.83;
- W1 and Total Over 1.5 for 1.61.