Liverpool vs. Atalanta Match preview
Liverpool is set to welcome Atalanta at Anfield for a game of the 4th round of the Champions League group stage this Wednesday. The English champions are on top of the standings in Group D with nine points, five ahead of visitors, who are occupying 3rd place at the moment with four.
The Reds trashed 3-0 Leicester City at Anfield on Sunday keeping their unbeaten run in eight consecutive games across all competitions. The host recent matches have been capitalized playing at home ground.
Atalanta bagged a point home from their Saturday visit to Spezia, as the match between the two sides ended in a barren draw.
The team is performing poorly currently, winning once in the last six and no win in the last three matches.
Liverpool vs. Atalanta Match Facts
- Liverpool have featured in three UEFA champions League matches this season, winning all of them.
- The Reds have registered clean-sheets in all their last three UEFA Champions’ matches this season.
- Atalanta have registered just a single clean-sheet in all three UEFA Champions’ matches this season.
- Nerazzurri have featured in three UEFA Champions matches this season, won once, drawn one and lost once.
- Liverpool has won the home match in UEFA Champions League this season.
- Atalanta have picked a single away win in this season’s Champions League competition.
Liverpool vs. Atalanta Head to Head
These teams have faced each other once previously, in the reverse fixture in the UEFA Champions League group stage this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s men cruised over Atalanta 5-0 with Diogo Jota scoring hat-trick 16’ 33’ and 54’ while Mo Salah 47’ and Sadio Mane 49 each grabbing a goal.
The Reds are coming to this clash with several injury concerns having Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez, Thiago Alcantara, Virgil Van Dijk, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain nursing injuries. Meanwhile Trent Alexander-Arnold and as well as Fabinho, despite the midfielder featuring for the Reds in victory over Leicester over the weekend.
Mohamed Salah could be available for selection this Wednesday after a negative COVID-19 test. The Egyptian had tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty.
Atalanta Team News
Atalanta on the other hand Hans Hateboer, Luis Muriel, Fabio Depaoli, Ruslan Malinovsky and Mattia Caldara are reported to be on the treatment table with injuries.
Liverpool vs. Atalanta Prediction
Diogo Jota is in fine form putting up this earlier record when these teams previously met, you will notice the quality. Despite Reds engulfed with numerous injuries they are in the best position to beat Atalanta comfortably at Anfield.
Goals – Over 2.5
These two teams have occasionally produced more than two goals in their previous encounter, therefore chances of scoring more than two goals are likely to be recorded putting in mind Atalanta aim at comeback can’t let it just slip like usual.
We expect goals to be produced in this match therefore over 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits
Betway are backing the goals with 1.38 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.38.
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