Stadium: Atleti Azzurri d'Italia (Bergamo)
Referee: Srdjan Jovanovic
10.03.2022 23:00 MSK
One of the most exciting encounters in the Europa League round of 16 is between Italy's Atalanta and Germany's Bayer. Who will be stronger in the first leg in Bergamo? Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
On the eve of the first game against Bayer, Atalanta hosted Jose Mourinho's Roma after beating Sampdoria 4:0 on home soil. Once again, the team played a poor quality game. Atalanta conceded and failed to recover. Gian Piero Gasperini's side lost to Roma for the second time this season (0:1). Russia's Alexey Miranchuk played the full 90 minutes.
The upcoming encounter with Bayer may have had an impact on the result against Roma. Atalanta was most likely looking to prove themselves in the Champions League. Having qualified for the Europa League play-offs, they are now on a roll.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Atalanta had a strong opponent before the first match of the round of 16 . However, Bayer had Bayern as their opponents. Certainly, the Pharmacists left a lot to be desired in this game. All the more, Gerardo Seoane's team managed not to lose. Bayern took about 20 shots on goal but managed to score only one. Bayer also responded with one goal. The Leverkusen side secured an important draw to gain confidence.
Expert Betting Tips
Atalanta and Bayer left a lot to be desired against Roma and will not be able to maintain a high tempo for the full 90 minutes in the upcoming game. Therefore, we should not expect a big number of goals here. And, most likely, Atalanta won't lose. A defeat at home will be worth 90% of a ticket to the quarterfinals, so Atalanta will certainly pay special attention to defence. Prediction: Atalanta won't lose in a total under game.