Atalanta and AC Milan will play each other in the upcoming Sunday match of the 31st round of the Italian Serie A.
AC Milan fell behind in pursuit of a place in the League’s top three and the Champions League now looks unattainable.
The places, assuring participation in the Europa League, are occupied by Fiorentina and FC Inter and now AC Milan’s ambitions are focused on winning the Coppa Italia. Now Milan is sixth in the standings, which also would provide quota for participation in the Europa League. It is unlikely the pursuers Sassuolo and Lazio to replace Milan from the sixth place, so it is not expected the “rossoneri” players to be fully concentrated.
Atalanta recovered from a rather unpleasant series of 14 consecutive games without a win. In the last round of the championship the players from Bergamo won 2:0 against the team of Bologna and now the confidence of the players has increased. But the “relegation zone” is still close and Atalanta could not afford to underestimate this match. Any point is important and the players will fight for it. And the fans of the home team will hope for the same.
I expect a typical Italian match in which AC Milan to retain of the host’s attacks in the first minutes and then the game to equalize. On paper Milan is the most classy team, but Atalanta will be more motivated. Therefore, my prediction is for parity in the match as a result. The bookmakers offer better odds for draw, as the highest is at Pinnacle Sports – 3.32.
Both teams did not score many goals in their last matches of the championship. AC Milan’s attack is not as effective as it was early in the season. In their last 5 games players have scored just 3 goals. Atalanta scores less than one goal per game. So I do not expect a lot of goals in this meeting and you could bet on ‘under 2.5 goals in the match” where the coefficients reach 1.70.