Villarreal vs Atalanta: prediction for the Champions League fixture
The winners of the Europa League take on one of Italy's strongest teams in the Champions League fixture on September 14. What to expect from this game? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Villarreal got 15 wins and 13 draws in the last season of La Liga. Such results put them on the 7th line of the table. The distance from the Champions League zone was big, but the Yellow Submarine got a ticket to the main club tournament of Europe by winning the Europa League. In the final game, Unai Emery's charges defeated Manchester United in a penalty shootout.
Villarreal kicked off the new football year with a defeat from Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup match - this time, they were less fortunate in the penalty shootout. The Yellow Submarine's start in La Liga has been very peaceful: three draws in a row with Granada (0:0), Espanyol (0: 0), and Atletico (2:2) brought Villarreal three points and 11th place in the table.
Moreno, Parejo, and Chukwueze will not feature in this game.
Atalanta had a great season last year and chalked up 23 victories and 9 draws. They finished third in Serie A with 78 points, which provided a chance to prove themselves in the Champions League.
During the summer break, La Dea signed Cristian Romero and Merih Demiral from Juventus, goalkeeper Juan Musso from Udinese, and Teun Koopmeiners from AZ, for whom the club paid 12 million.
Atalanta had a shaky start to the new season of Serie A. In the first three rounds, they got a tough victory over Torino (2:1), drew with Bologna at home (0:0) and we defeated by Fiorentina (1:2). Right now Atalanta are in 10th place.
Hateboer and Murielare injured and will be unable to play a part against Villarreal this week.
Villarreal have not lost in official matches this season.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 games of the guests.
This bet played in 2 of the last 3 games of Atalanta.
This bet played in 2 out of 4 games of Villarreal.
The opponents haven't picked form yet. The visitors had mixed results in the Serie A games, and the Yellow Submarine seemed too content with just draws in La Liga. We believe that the teams will play defensively today because the cost of a mistake is too high. We don't expect too many scoring chances and suggest betting on the total under.
Our prediction - total under 2.5 goals.
Prediction: Total under 2.5 goals
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We think that the opponents will try to avoid defeat, and a draw would be accepted by both teams.
The second bet -a draw.