Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain
Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz.
Two of the most attacking-minded teams are taking on each other in the first quarter final of this revamped Champions League.
The Parisians may be without the services of their talisman Kylian Mbappe, but they still have enough firepower left to thrash any team in the whole of Europe.
On the other hand, La Dea could actually be the dark horse of the competition. Under Gian Piero Gasperini, the team has been flourishing, and they have turned themselves into one of the most potent offensive force in the continent.
And what stands out is the fact that Gasperini has done without any superstars in his roster. It’s really a wonder why major European teams have not been trying to sign him.
Both teams are looking for their first CL title, and have been included in the easier half of the schedule(considering that the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City are in the other half).
Likely, the winner between these two has a realistic chance of making it to the final. As such, count on the in-form squads to turn this fixture into a goal-fest.
Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams are fighting each other for the first time.
Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain: Prediction
La Dea defeated Valencia in the Round of 16 with an aggregate scoreline of 8-4. They scored four goals apiece in each leg of the tie – thus making a statement that they are in this tournament not to be counted as minnows.
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel’s men overcame a first leg loss of 2-1 on the road, with a 2-0 win at home against Borussia Dortmund, in the Round of 16.
Both teams have been scoring for fun this season. Gasperini’s men missed the 100-goal mark in the league by just two, and almost had knocked out Juve from the title-race.
They were unbeaten in 20 of their last 21 overall games, and an impressive 16 of these were wins. They had also scored two or more goals in 16 of their previous 21 overall fixtures.
On the other hand, Neymar and co have been on cruise mode, and still found the back of the net, as if they were taking on high school boys. Especially with the addition of Mauro Icardi to their roster, the team has strengthened their firepower even more.
By all means, expect a goal-fest this Wednesday in Portugal.
Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).