Ace Football previews the Europa League clash between Atalanta and RB Leipzig and offers team news, fixture history, betting tips and the latest odds.
Atalanta welcome RB Leipzig for the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie at Gewiss Stadium on Thursday.
The two sides enter the contest level at 1-1 on aggregate following last week’s first-leg draw in Germany. Home advantage is now on Atalanta’s side, but it’s Leipzig who are in better form. Either way, it should be a good game.
Latest form and previous Europa League encounters between Atalanta and RB Leipzig
Only a draw prevents Atalanta from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They came up short in a 3-1 defeat against SSC Napoli, before drawing 1-1 with RB Leipzig. They were back on loser street last time out when Sassuolo ran out 2-1 winners.
RB Leipzig look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, they first beat B. Dortmund by 1-4, before drawing 1-1 with Atalanta. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Hoffenheim by a 3-0 scoreline.
Fixture history: Atalanta vs Leipzig
It finished all square on when Atalanta last faced RB Leipzig in the Europa League. With both denying to back down, the scoreboard said 1-1 in the end. Depending on your betting strategy, another draw will no doubt spice up your next accumulator.
Highlights from the last match between Atalanta and RB Leipzig:
Betting stats and facts for Atalanta and RB Leipzig
Here are some facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Atalanta and RB Leipzig. The facts are based on stats from the recent games that the teams played out across all tournaments.
- In 6 of the last 8 home matches Atalanta played, both teams scored
- Atalanta have not won the last 3 matches in a row
- Atalanta have not lost 5 of the last 7 matches
- RB Leipzig have not lost the last 12 matches in a row
- RB Leipzig have scored in 22 of the last 24 matches
- RB Leipzig have won the last 6 away matches in a row
Players to zoom in on in Atalanta vs Leipzig
Luis Muriel is enjoying a great goal-per-game ratio, as he has netted a few nice ones recently. Atalanta will be relying on the services of their in-form marksman yet again when clashing with RB Leipzig. The visitors are hoping Christopher Nkunku adds another goal to his current tally. He seems in quite good shape with 2 goals in their last six matches.
Match predictions: Atalanta vs Leipzig
To sum up, the upcoming Europa League clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the statements from above, we have come up with the main prediction for this match as well as some alternative betting tips.