Atalanta vs AC Milan
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 22 December 2019
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo)
Atalanta are the most overish Serie A side with 3.94 goals on their games and more than 80% of their home matches had at least three goals scored. We’re in for a wild ride.
Atalanta vs AC Milan: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (40 games): Atalanta 8 wins, Milan 20 wins, 12 Draws.
- Atalanta have 4-5-11 record at home vs Rossoneri.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in last 6 meetings at this venue.
- Three or more goals have been scored in 4 of the last 6 encounters in Bergamo.
- AC Milan topped Atalanta 3-1 in their latest outing at Gewiss Stadium.
Atalanta vs AC Milan: Predicted Starting Lineups
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Gollini – Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti – Hateboer, de Roon, Freuler, Gosens – Malinovskyi – Ilicic, Muriel
Milan (4-3-3): Donnarumma – Conti, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Ricardo Rodriguez – Kessie, Bennacer, Bonaventura – Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu
Atalanta vs AC Milan: Prediction
Atalanta failed to build on a historic win over Shakhtar as they fell to a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Bologna at Renato Dall’Ara. Despite being shorthanded, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men looked as dangerous as ever going forward, generating eight goal-scoring opportunities, but they only managed to halve the deficit with Malinovskiy’s second-half strike.
A loss to Veltri had no impact on their position on the ladder as they’re still sixth, but fourth-placed Roma are now four points clear.
The Bergamese have recorded three wins, one draw and three defeats as hosts at Ennio Tardini and Gewiss Stadium, scoring 2.38 goals per match and conceding 1.56 in return. They have beaten Hellas Verona 3-2 in their most recent home game.
Duvan Zapata is highly doubtful – I reckon he’ll back in January, Gomez and Ilicic are both questionable.
After two victories on the bounce against Parma (1-0) and Bologna (3-2), the Rossoneri were heavy favourites to land a third straight win against Sassuolo, but they were held a 0-0 draw at San Siro. In a highly entertaining game with 27 shots between the two teams, AC Milan were unlucky not to win as they produced thirteen goal-scoring chances and hit the woodwork twice.
Milan, currently riding a four-game unbeaten streak, are 7th in the standings, tied with two teams and sevent points behind the next opposition.
Stefano Pioli’s side have four wins and four losses away from San Siro, scoring and shipping goals at the same rate – 1.13 per match. Four of their last road games had BTTS – Yes and over 2.5 goals.
Duarte is a long-term absentee for the guests, Paqueta and Hernandez are banned on yellow card accumulation.
Buckle up, we’re in for a wild ride as the league’s most exciting team is set to host revived Rossoneri.
Atalanta are the most overish Serie A side with 3.94 goals on their games and more than 80% of their home matches had at least three goals scored.
Despite their goalless draw with Neroverdi, I’m positive AC Milan will find the back of the net on Sunday. They’re creating chances with ease nowadays, goals will come, especially in end-to-end battles.
With a 3-2, 2-2 hunch, I’m picking goals and the Ukranian ‘Papu’, Malinovskiy, to net anytime.
Atalanta vs AC Milan: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score – Yes @1.65
Over 2.5 goals @1.73
Ruslan Malinovskiy (Atalanta) To Score Anytime @3.55