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Liverpool vs Atalanta Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
10 April 2024, 13:29

In the quarter finals of UEFA Europa League Liverpool will meet with Atalanta. Liverpool confidently passed through Sparta Praha in the previous round (5-1, 6-1), while Atalanta managed to get to quarters after a tough clash with Sporting (1-1, 2-1). The teams met only twice before, in the group stage of UEFA Champions League in 2020, when Liverpool enjoyed an easy win in Bergamo (5-0) and lost at Anfield in the last round of the group stage (2-0).

Liverpool vs Atalanta Preview 

Liverpool Preview

It is not a secret that the main priority for Liverpool is winning the Premier League, where the club faces tough competition in the face of Manchester City and Arsenal. The draw with Manchester United (2-2) in the weekend complicated the situation for Merseyside and we will probably see another rotation from Jurgen Klopp in order to keep the key players fresh for the match with Crystal Palace on Sunday. Klopp’s squad allows room for manoeuvre given the roster of talented youngsters who can step up and make a difference even at the level of Europa League play off. With not the easiest schedule, amid the upcoming matches against West Ham, Tottenham and Aston Villa, it can be expected that Klopp will resort to rotating the squad once again.

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Atalanta also has urgent tasks in the Serie A, since the club is slowly missing out the chances to qualify for Europa League next season since with a loss to Cagliari in the weekend (2-1), the gap from the fifth place extended to 5 points. The Bergamasques played one game less with the quality of the performance the team showed against Cagliari and Fiorentina in its last matches, the concerns over the finale of the season are growing exponentially. After the brilliant start of the year with a series of 6 consecutive wins, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men are currently in shambles, with only two wins in the last nine matches. It is unclear whether the team is currently having the resources needed to compete on the level of the Europa League and even despite the bravado displayed by Gasperini, Atalanta is rightfully considered an outsider in this pair.

Betting Tips for Liverpool vs Atalanta

Liverpool Handicap -1.5

Liverpool is the main favourite of this UEFA Europa League draw, no matter how Klopp is rotating the squad in the matches. With the first match played in Anfield, it is reasonable to attempt to get as much advantage as possible to turn the second leg into formality. With the upcoming finish of the Premier League, it will be crucial for Liverpool to secure their promotion to semi finals, especially given that Atalanta recently shows quite an incohesive display, especially in away games. Unibet gives 2.00 for this Liverpool vs. Atalanta prediction.

Both Teams to Score

After the injury of Alisson, Liverpool’s defence became evidently more vulnerable, with Caoimhin Kelleher lacking the reflexes and position marking on the similar level to the Brazilian. Liverpool conceded in 10 out of 13 matches after the injury of its main goalkeeper. At the same, given the high quality players in attack, it will be hard for Atalanta to keep their net clean. Liverpool vs. Atalanta odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.76.

Total Corners Over 10.5 

Liverpool, as most of the top European teams, do not consider Europa League as an important tournament, which allows them to rotate squads and play more loosely in these matches. This reflects in the statistics - Liverpool has an average of 5.9 corners in Europa League matches, while Atalanta are even higher - 6.6 corners per game. In such matches, it is hard to expect that the teams will close at their gates in an attempt to secure an advantage. Unibet gives 1.86 for this Liverpool vs. Atalanta prediction.

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