Atalanta vs AC Milan
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Bergamo).
Atalanta host Milan in Serie A derby of the round on Sunday evening at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. It should be a mouth-watering affair judging by teams’ recent form. Both outfits are flying high coming into the fixture.
The hosts won six and drew one of past seven matches in all competitions. Such form made them genuine candidates for the top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next season. They are now 5th with only a single-point deficit to 4th-placed Rossoneri meaning a win here would see them break into the top four.
Duvan Zapata will be the man to look after as the Colombian forward is currently enjoying the best form of his career. He bagged as many as 18 goals in last 12 appearances for La Dea. The streak includes the last-gasp match-winner in last Sunday’s home win over SPAL (2-1).
Atalanta vs AC Milan: Head-to-head
Atalanta have been a tricky opposition to Rossoneri in the last couple of years.
La Dea are undefeated in past seven encounters with Milan, five of which ended without a winner.
Three of past four H2H games saw goals scored at both ends, including this term’s 2-2 draw at San Siro.
Atalanta vs AC Milan: Prediction
Milan had quite a challenging schedule in recent months, but they still managed to stay inside the top-four in the league ladder. They are unbeaten in past five matches across competitions in spite of playing Napoli twice and Roma once along the way.
The visitors also have a predator of their own in the like of Krzysztof Piatek who bagged four goals in last three appearances for the new team. Piatek should have plenty of room to keep his phenomenal form going here against attacking-minded Atalanta.
Backing goals at both ends is a must at 1.70 odds, while we will alternatively shoot for the draw at the odds of 3.40.
Atalanta vs AC Milan: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.70 (7/10)
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5).