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Atalanta vs Liverpool Predictions, Tips and Odds: Gasperini warns Europa League tie is ‘not over’

Atalanta vs Liverpool Predictions, Tips and Odds

Atalanta and Liverpool go head-to-head in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash on Thursday evening.

The Reds have left themselves with a mountain to climb after falling to a shock 3-0 defeat at Anfield in last week’s first-leg encounter, although Liverpool are no strangers to having to pull off epic European comebacks.

Atalanta vs Liverpool predictions

Atalanta vs Liverpool: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 1/2 with BetMGM
Correct Score Atalanta 1-1 Liverpool 9/1 with Midnite
First Goalscorer Gianluca Scamacca 17/2 with Sky Bet

The stats behind our Atalanta vs Liverpool predictions:

  • Liverpool haven’t lost both legs of a UEFA Cup/Europa League tie since the 1998-99 last 16 v Celta de Vigo.
  • Atalanta have just two clean sheets in their last 11 matches (all comps).
  • Liverpool are without a goal in their last two games but haven’t gone three without a goal all season.
  • Gianluca Scamacca has opened the scoring in each of Atalanta’s last three matches.

Gasperini warns Atalanta players Europa League tie is ‘not over’

An Italian team 3-0 up against Liverpool midway through a European tie, where have we heard that one before?

If Liverpool’s record of historic European comebacks wasn’t enough to keep Atalanta’s players on their toes heading into Thursday’s second leg, perhaps their own habit of throwing away leads might do that. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side raced into a 2-0 lead inside 18 minutes against Hellas Verona on Sunday, only to concede two goals inside four second-half minutes and end up drawing the match 2-2. That was the fourth time in Atalanta’s last five Serie A matches that they’ve gone ahead and yet failed to win and it’s for that reason that Gian Piero Gasperini does not consider this Europa League tie finished yet.

“We saw tonight that Verona was able to score two goals in four minutes,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “I’ve seen Liverpool score three in six minutes in a Champions League final against Milan!

“We knew after Anfield it wasn’t over, but Thursday will be a historic appointment for the city, the club and our players. We know another great performance is needed, but the objective is so prestigious that we’ll find the energy.”

Atalanta vs Liverpool match tip

18+ Liverpool shots and under 2.5 goals in match @ 5/1 with Sky Bet (BuildABet)

Liverpool have taken 40 shots across their last two matches combined without scoring a single goal.

Atalanta vs Liverpool odds

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Atalanta are a tough assignment for any travelling side, especially one perhaps suffering from a lack of confidence after a few poor results as Liverpool may be. However, the Reds’ sheer weight of quality still makes them favourites to win the second leg. Doing enough to overturn a 3-0 deficit? Well, that’s a whole different task.

Atalanta vs Liverpool team news

Atalanta team news

In  Out Doubtful
Giorgio Scalvini

Giorgio Scalvini appears to be the only player injured for Atalanta at present.

Top Scorer: Gianluca Scamacca (5)

Card Magnet: Seven players (2)

Assist Ace: Aleksey Miranchuk (4)

Liverpool team news

In  Out Doubtful
Ben Doak, Conor Bradley, Joel Matip, Thiago

Just as Trent Alexander-Arnold returns to action, Conor Bradley is now sidelined through injury, joining Thiago, Joel Matip and Ben Doak on the treatment table.

Top Scorer: Darwin Nunez (5)

Card Magnet: Eight players (1)

Assist Ace: Harvey Elliott (4)

How to watch Atalanta vs Liverpool live

Atalanta vs Liverpool kicks off on Thursday at 8pm (UK time) and will be broadcast live in the UK on TNT Sports 1.

Atalanta vs Liverpool head-to-head

  • 11 Apr 2024 – Liverpool 0-3 Atalanta – Europa League
  • 25 Nov 2020 – Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta – Champions League
  • 3 Nov 2020 – Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool – Champions League

Liverpool have now lost their last two matches against Atalanta, both at home. However, they may take some inspiration from the fact they won 5-0 on their last visit to Bergamo.


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