Valencia will welcome Atalanta to Mestalla Stadium on Tuesday for the return leg of their 1/8 final tie in the Champions League. The Italians have a solid three goal advantage from the game in Italy, but Valencia’s hopes of progression are still alive thanks to the away goal they scored.
Valencia vs Atalanta Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Valencia||Loss||0 W/ 0 D/ 2 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
|Atalanta||Win||2 W/ 0 D/ 0 L||1 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
Last game between the teams: 19.02.2020 Champions League: Atalanta – Valencia 4:1; Hans Hateboer 16’, 62’, Josip Ilicic 42’, Remo Freuler 57’; Denis Cheryshev 66’
Last game at this venue: 11.08.2017 Club Friendly: Valencia – Atalanta 1:2; Ruben Vezo 19’; Rafael Toloi 12’, Jose Palomino 64’
Worth mentioning: Atalanta trashed Valencia by 4:1 in the first game just over 2 weeks ago in Milan. The Italians were 2:0 heading for the break and scored another two in the space of 5 minutes between 57′ and 62′ before the Spaniards pulled one back through Denis Cheryshev. That was only the 2nd meeting between the sides, as they had a friendly in the summer of 2017, which was also won by Atalanta. In total, both matches featured over 2,5 goals and also witnessed goals at both ends.
Valencia vs Atalanta Stats
|As of 08.03||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Valencia||Draw||3 W/ 3 D/ 4 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
|Atalanta||Win||6 W/ 2 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
Last game Valencia: 06.03.2020 La Liga: Alaves – Valencia 1:1; Edgar Mendez 73’; Daniel Parejo 34’
Top performers Valencia: Daniel Parejo 10 goals 3 assists, Maximiliano Gomez 9 goals 2 assists, Kevin Gameiro 5 goals 1 assist.
Next game Valencia: 14.03.2020 La Liga: Valencia – Levante
Last game Atalanta: 01.03.2020 Serie A: Lecce – Atalanta 2:7; Riccardo Saponara 29’, Giulio Donati 40’; Giulio Donati 17’(own goal), Duvan Zapata 22’, 54’, 62’, Josip Ilicic 47’, Luis Muriel 87’, Ruslan Malinovsky 90’
Top performers Atalanta: Josip Ilicic 17 goals 5 assists, Luis Muriel 14 goals, Duvan Zapata 12 goals 5 assists.
Next game Atalanta: 15.03.2020 Serie A: Atalanta – Lazio
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2.5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Valencia earned a point from the recent visit to Alaves, as both sides finished in a 1:1 draw on Friday. The Bats have won just one of their previous six encounters. None of their last ten matches was won by the visiting sides, as the hosts recorded seven triumphs for the period. All but the most recent one of Valencia’s last five games produced over 2,5 goals and also four saw both involved teams to score.
Atalanta’s weekend match with Lazio in Serie A was postponed due to the fast spreading corona virus. The Italians played just one game after the meeting with Valencia, trashing Lecce 2:7 away from home. The team is unbeaten in their last seven outings, recording six victories in the process. All of Atalanta’s last five encounters featured over 2,5 goals and witnessed goals at both ends.
Valencia vs Atalanta News
Missing players Valencia: Maximiliano Gomez, Eliaquim Mangala and Ezequiel Garay are injured. Manu Vallejo and Cristiano Piccini are doubtful.
Missing players Atalanta: Rafael Toloi and Bosko Sutalo are injured.
Valencia vs Atalanta Predictions
Valencia to win – 2.80 @ bet365