Atalanta vs Liverpool Prediction, 11/3/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Liverpool
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Location: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo, Italy
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (+165) Liverpool (+126)
Sadio Mane and Liverpool (2-0-0 in Champions League) go to Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on Tuesday where they'll take on Atalanta (1-1-0 in Champions League). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Marco Sportiello for Atalanta and Alisson for Liverpool. Liverpool are at at +126 while Atalanta are at +165. The total is set at 3.
Atalanta faced off with Crotone in their most recent match and walked away with a win by a score of 2 - 1. Atalanta tried 14 dribbles in this matchup and converted 9 of those dribbles for a rate of 64.3%. In the passing game, they ended with a 87.2% received passes rate by converting 558 of the 640 passing targets in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, they finished at a 33.3% rate by putting 6 shots on target of 18 total shots. Atalanta is averaging 2.83 goals per 90 (17 goals in total) and have tallied 14 assists in all games for the season.
Luis Muriel is a guy who should impact this matchup for Atalanta. Muriel has been given a starting assignment in 162 contests in his career and he scores 0.47 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Colombia has accumulated 79 goals in 14,983 minutes played. He has totaled 29 assists while tallying 28 yellow cards in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Alejandro Gomez, the forward who is from Argentina. He has helped on a goal 74 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 69 total goals. Gomez has played 26,323 minutes during 310 starts and has earned himself a total of 33 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.24 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Atalanta is Marco Sportiello. Sportiello has been on the pitch for a total of 15,157 minutes and has accumulated 497 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.42 (239 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .685. The goalie representing Atalanta has had 731 shots sent his way in 169 career starts. Sportiello (52-42-74 mark in his career) has accounted for 46 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.2% shutout rate.
For their last match, Liverpool walked away with a victory by a final of 2 - 1 against West Ham. Liverpool earned a 61.9% successful dribble rate by connecting on 13 out of the 21 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by completing 758 out of their 821 passes they tried for a percentage of 92.3%. Liverpool connected on 2 shots on goal out of their 8 shots attempted which had them stting at a 25.0% rate in their last game. With 17 goals and 7 assists for all their games, Liverpool has an average of 2.43 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Sadio Mane should provide a spark for Liverpool. He is averaging 0.50 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 251 outings so far in his career. The forward born in Senegal has been on the field for 21,609 mins while scoring 120 goals. He has 42 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 54 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Mohamed Salah, the forward playing for Liverpool. He has tallied 126 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 56 times. Salah has been handed a total of 9 yellow cards in 18,890 mins played (212 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.60.
Alisson will be looking after the goal for Liverpool. Alisson has racked up 70 shutouts while seeing 323 shots against him in 13,089 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .771 and his clean sheet rate is 47.6%. He has conceded 0.72 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 99-27-21. During his professional soccer career, Alisson has given up 79 goals and has racked up 247 stops in 147 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atalanta (+165)
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