Midtjylland vs Atalanta Prediction, 10/21/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Midtjylland vs Atalanta
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Location: MCH Arena in Herning, Denmark
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Midtjylland (+400) Atalanta (-162)
MCH Arena is the venue where Pione Sisto and Midtjylland will take on Atalanta on Wednesday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Jesper Hansen for Midtjylland and Marco Sportiello for Atalanta. Midtjylland are at +400 while Atalanta are at -162. The total has been set at 2.5.
Midtjylland faced off with Odense in their most recent match and took home the win by a score of 3 - 1. Concerning shot accuracy, Midtjylland finished at a 34.5% rate by putting 10 shots on target out of 29 total shots. Midtjylland is averaging 1.40 goals per 90 (7 goals in total) and have accumulated 5 assists in all matches this season.
Pione Sisto is a player who should be able to impact this match for Midtjylland. Sisto has been a starter in 125 games so far in his career and accounts for 0.27 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Denmark has totaled 34 goals scored in 11,245 professional minutes. He has totaled 21 assists while accumulating 12 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Anders Laustrup Dreyer, the forward representing Denmark. He has helped on a goal 13 times so far in his career and he has scored 10 total goals. Dreyer has played 3,219 minutes during 35 starting assignments and has been given a total of 1 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.28 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man defending the goal for Midtjylland will be Jesper Hansen. Hansen has defended the goal for a total of 30,190 minutes and has tallied 945 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.01 (340 total goals surrendered) and his save % is .738. The goalie taking the field for Midtjylland has had 1,281 shots tried at him in 337 career starting assignments. Hansen (173-63-100 record during his soccer career) has recorded 119 clean sheets, which gives him a 35.3% clean sheet rate.
For their last game, Atalanta went home defeated by a final of 4 - 1 against Napoli. They wrapped up this match by completing 461 of the 500 passes they tried for a rate of 92.2%. Atalanta finished with a 83.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 15 of the 18 dribbles they attempted. Atalanta had 4 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted which gave them a 30.8% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 14 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, Atalanta is averaging 3.50 goals and 3.00 assists per 90.
Alejandro Gomez should provide a spark for Atalanta. He scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 308 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from Argentina has totaled 26,188 mins while he has scored 69 goals. He has accounted for 33 yellow cards during his career and has helped on a goal 74 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Luis Muriel, the forward representing for Atalanta. He has accounted for 77 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 29 times. Muriel has been given 28 yellow card cautions in 14,938 mins (161 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.46.
Marco Sportiello will look after the goal for Atalanta. In his pro soccer career, Sportiello has given up 235 goals while earning 497 stops in 167 starts. He has allowed 1.41 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 51-42-73. He holds a save % of .689 and his shutout rate sits at 27.5%. Sportiello has racked up 46 clean sheets while seeing 727 shots against him in 14,977 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Midtjylland (+400) and over 2.5 goals
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