Liverpool meet Atalanta in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Liverpool v Atalanta can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Liverpool, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 3-0 Premier League triumph against Leicester City.
In that game, Liverpool managed 57% possession and 24 shots at goal with 13 of them on target. For Liverpool, the goals were scored by Diogo Jota (41') and Roberto Firmino (86'). On the other side, Leicester City got 10 shots at goal with 4 on target. Jonny Evans (21' Own goal) was the scorer for Leicester City.
Liverpool haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They’ve managed to rack up 15 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 3.
In the game prior to this, Atalanta drew 0-0 in the Serie A tie with Spezia.
In that match, Atalanta had 45% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Spezia got 9 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The stats tell the story, and Atalanta have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 12 goals overall. At the back, La Dea have been far from perfect. That trend might not follow through into this match, however.
Head to head
The previous league game between these clubs was Champions League match day 3 on 03/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool.
In that match, Atalanta managed 43% possession and 9 shots on goal with 6 on target.
Liverpool got 15 shots on goal with 12 of them on target. Diogo Jota (16', 33', 54'), Mohamed Salah (47') and Sadio Mané (49') scored.
The match was refereed by Ovidiu Alin Hategan.
Team News: Liverpool
Andrew Robertson (Unknown Injury), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Knee Injury), Mohamed Salah (Corona virus), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Calf Injury), Virgil van Dijk (Ruptured cruciate ligament) and Joe Gomez (Patella problems) won’t be able to feature for Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp.
Team News: Atalanta
Atalanta manager Gian Gasperini has not got a full squad to pick from. Marco Tumminello (Sideband injury), Fabio Depaoli (Muscular problems), Ruslan Malinovskyi (Corona virus) and Mattia Caldara (Patella problems) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
For this match, we think that Atalanta will manage to get a goal against this Liverpool lineup, however it is unlikely to be enough to avoid defeat.
Our selection here is for a 2-1 winning score for Liverpool at the end of this one. Hopefully this is a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Anfield (53,394)
Captain: Jordan Henderson
Chairman: Tom Werner
Manager: Jürgen Klopp
Competitions: Premier League position 3, FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Champions League (Group D)
⭐ Key Man: Mohamed Salah
Usually playing in the Right Wing position, Mohamed Salah was born in Basyoun, Egypt. After having played his first senior match for FC Basel 1893 in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Forward has hit 8 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 8 appearances.