Atalanta vs Valencia: Match preview
Can anyone put an end to Atalanta’s fantastic form, that is the main question in here. Gasperini’s squad is currently playing one of the best football in Europe. They are the most efficient squad in Italy and they have a good opponent to make it to the quarter finals.
Atalanta team news:
The Atalanta team suffered three defeats in the opening three rounds of the Champions League group stage. It seemed that the “Spring in Europe” was lost to them. But the Bergamo team managed to shut down all the critics and not only they earned their stay in Europe but also won the eighth finals.
With the form they are currently showing, Atalanta could be a pleasant surprise for this competition. In the match with Valencia they even have the role of favorites.
Five wins and two draws in their last eight Serie A games have placed this team in fourth position. It’s important to note that they are currently the most efficient team in the league and one of the most efficient teams in the history of the competition if you look at the number of goals scored so far in the season according to the number of matches played.
Probable lineup: Gollini, Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti, Hateboer, de Roon, Freuler, Gosens, Gomez, Iličić, Zapata.
Valencia team news:
Valencia in the heavyweight group with Ajax, Chelsea and Lille won the placement in the next round. They had major problems in and around the club throughout the season but also problems with poor form. The four points scored against Atletico and Barcelona mean nothing because the Bats have suffered heavy defeats against Getafe and Mallorca.
All this things happened in the last month, which is evidence of their fluctuations in the game, especially on away games. They were also defeated by Granada in the King Cup.
Celades faces a number of issues on the team, with experienced center-backs Gabriel Paulista and Ezequiel Garay missing out on this match due to suspension and injury. Francisc Coquelin and Rodrigo Moreno also have injury issues and Kondogbia and Guedes could take the starting position.
Probable lineup: Domenech, Gaya, Diakhaby, Mangala, Wass, Parejo, Coquelin, Ferran, Torres, Soler, Maxi Gomez, Rodrigo.
Atalanta is the favorite and we expect a win at home. Still, it should not be surprising if Valencia proves to be a tough nut.
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