Copenhagen vs Atalanta
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Telia Parken, Copenhagen.
Atalanta travel to the Danish capital aiming to make it to the group stage for the second time in a row after leaving a deep mark in the previous term of Europa League.
The Italian outfit did not have troubles storming past both Sarajevo and Hapoel Haifa en route to the play-offs, but Copenhagen proved out to be a tough nut to crack in the first leg played seven days ago in Reggio Emilia.
The Danes held out to a goalless draw, shifting the momentum on their side ahead of the reverse fixture at Telia Parken.
Even though Stale Solbakken’s men struggled with the right form at the very start of the season, they look to have gained the wanted level as the streak of eight consecutive wins in official fixtures suggest they remind of the team which represented a major force in the Champions League group phase years ago.
The winning thread came to an end just before the first leg with Atalanta when AGF held Copenhagen to a goalless draw, but Solbakken’s troops quickly returned to the winning ways on Sunday beating SonderjyskE 3-2 at home.
Copenhagen vs Atalanta: Head-to-head
The match played last week in Reggio Emilia was the first ever head to head tie between the two teams.
Atalanta completely dominated the pitch and had as many as 11 attempts on target (to Copenhagen’s single), but just failed to convert.
Copenhagen vs Atalanta: Prediction
Gianpiero Gapserini confirmed how important Europa League is for him by giving rest to his star man Alejandro Papu Gomez in Monday’s Serie A clash with Roma.
La Dea still showed a vast attacking potential bagging three goals in a six-goal thriller which ended in a draw at Olimpico and they will travel to Telia Parken high on confidence after scoring seven goals in two opening games in Serie A.
Knowing that Copenhagen are also enjoying a stellar attacking form at the moment, we could really be in for a high-scoring affair on Thursday and backing the Over 2.5 goals FT looks to be the safest of the betting options, set at the odds of 1.85. Based on everything written above, the standout pick would be Atalanta to win & BTTS at the 3.75 odds.
Copenhagen vs Atalanta: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85
Atalanta to win & BTTS @ 3.75.