Atalanta vs AC Milan – LeagueLane® Analysis
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 13th May 2018
Kick-Off: 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri D’Italia (Bergamo).
Both AC Milan and Atalanta will be determined to secure their European football spots as they lock horns on Sunday evening. The Rossoneri, of course had a great chance to do so midweek as they faced Juventus in the Coppa Italia final. However, they were humiliated 4-0 by a rampant Bianconeri, which saw their chance of winning any silverware as well as gaining an entry into Europe. It was a bad result as they spent big over the summer to try to get back into the Champions League and there’s no way they will finish in the top four.
At this point they will have to settle for a top six spot, but even that’s not guaranteed. Atalanta are breathing down their necks and there’s Fiorentina still trying to force their way into the mix, so if things don’t go their way, Milan could be out of a European football spot.
As for La Dea, they’re desperate to return to the European football table after getting a taste of action this term. They sit in seventh spot and have done solidly all season. In addition they are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Milan in Serie A but haven’t beaten any of the top nine sides at home. Overall, however, they’re unbeaten in their last six games and will look to take advantage of a badly shaken Milan side as they aim to consolidate their place this weekend.
Atalanta vs AC Milan: Head-to-head statistics
Atalanta are undefeated in their last 5 matches against AC Milan in all competitions, 2 wins and 3 draws.
This included the reverse of this season’s clash at San Siro resulting in a 2-0 win for the La Dea.
Four of their last five h2h meetings registered under 2.5 goals.
Traditionally, AC Milan have a decent record at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri D’Italia despite the recent shortfalls. They won 6 and drew 2 of the last 12 here while losing 4.
Their last four meetings at Atalanta’s home turf saw both teams scoring.
Atalanta vs AC Milan: Prediction
Milan have earned just two wins in their last 12 meetings with sides in the top eight, but have only lost twice against sides ranked below them in the table. Their sole loss in their last nine away was against Juventus, whilst Atalanta haven’t exactly blown away the opposition at home when it comes to facing top seven sides. That being said, Milan played midweek and will be rattled after their humiliation to Juve.
Furthermore, they rather infamously drew Benevento 2-2 – the first team to drop points to Le Streghe and were beaten 1-0 by the same Benevento on home turf, so the Rossoneri certainly aren’t incapable of some dodgy results. Atalanta are also unbeaten in their last five meetings with the Rossoneri so La Dea should be able to at least get a point out of this one.
Atalanta vs AC Milan: Betting tips
Atalanta – Draw no Bet @ 1.45 with 10bet.
BTTS & Over 2.5 goals Combo @ 2.10 odd with the same firm.