Atalanta vs Ajax Prediction, 10/27/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Ajax
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Location: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo, Italy
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (-133) Ajax (+260)
Dusan Tadic and Ajax (0-0-1 in Champions League) head to Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on Tuesday where they'll take on Atalanta (1-0-0 in Champions League). The starting goalies are Marco Sportiello for Atalanta and Andre Onana for Ajax. Atalanta are at -133 while Ajax are at +260. The O/U has been set at 3.25.
Atalanta stepped onto the pitch against Sampdoria in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 3 - 1. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 89.6% received passes percentage by converting 602 out of their 672 passing targets last match. Atalanta attempted 29 dribbles in this match and completed 24 of the tries for a percentage of 82.8%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Atalanta finished the game at a 21.1% rate by hitting 4 shots on target out of 19 total shots. Atalanta averages 3.00 goals per 90 minutes (15 goals in total) and have earned 12 assists in all competitions this season.
Alejandro Gomez is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Atalanta. He has accounted for 74 assists while accumulating 33 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Gomez has been a starter in 309 contests thus far in his career while he scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Argentina has tallied 69 goals scored in 26,278 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Luis Muriel, the forward representing for Colombia. He has assisted on a goal 29 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 77 total goals. Muriel has played 14,938 mins in 161 starting assignments and has been given a total of 28 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.46 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Atalanta will be Marco Sportiello. Sportiello (51-42-74 record in his career) has accounted for 46 shutouts, which has earned him a 27.4% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper taking the field for Atalanta has had 730 shots attempted at him in 168 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.42 (238 goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .686. Sportiello has seen the field for a total of 15,067 minutes and has 497 saves so far in his career.
For their last outing, Ajax got the victory with a final of 13 - 0 against VVV-Venlo. Ajax connected on 23 shots on target out of the team's 45 shots attempted which gave them a 51.1% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 24 goals and 18 assists for all their games, Ajax has an average of 4.00 goals and 3.00 assists per 90.
Dusan Tadic should provide a lift for Ajax. The forward from Serbia has been on the pitch for 31,430 mins while scoring 125 goals. He has earned 42 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 121 times. He scores 0.36 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 367 games in his career. You should also keep an eye on Ryan Gravenberch, the midfielder representing for Ajax. He has tallied 10 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 13 times. Gravenberch has been handed a total of 9 yellow card warnings in 4,623 professional minutes (53 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.19.
Andre Onana will look after the net for Ajax. During his professional soccer career, Onana has allowed 170 goals and has 331 saves in 167 starts. He has conceded 1.02 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 109-26-32. He has a save % of .709 and his shutout rate is 34.1%. Onana has accumulated 57 clean sheets while seeing 471 shots against him in 14,981 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Ajax (+260)
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