Atalanta vs AC Milan: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, December 16, 2019 5:21 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 5:21 PM UTC

Atalanta games normally turn into goal fests...
<div><h2>Atalanta vs AC Milan</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/it/serie-a/ac-milan-vs-atalanta-bergamasca-calcio-3891176/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sunday, December 22, at Atleti Azzurri d’Italia</strong></a></p><p>Atalanta are great going forwards and woeful at the back, which makes them the most entertaining team to watch in Serie A these days. Their matches have seen an average of 3.94 this season, which is the highest in the league, and at home that shoots up to 4.57 goals. They have found the back of the net in 14 of 16 games so far during the 2019/20 campaign, but they have kept just three clean sheets. AC Milan are at the opposite end of the spectrum, as their games are often drab, low-scoring affairs. However, they picked up a 3-2 win at Bologna in their last away game, and that performance suggests we could be in for a cracking contest this coming weekend.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Atalanta are currently missing star striker Duvan Zapata, captain Papu Gomez and the talented Josip Ilicic. You might expect that to decimate their attacking, but they keep on banging in the goals. Luis Muriel has scored 10 times this season, at a rate of a goal per game, and strike partner Ruslan Malinovskiy was on target in their 2-1 defeat to Bologna at the weekend. Key defender Simon Kjaer is out injured, and they have been leaking goals all season. They have scored 18 goals in seven home games, but conceded 14, highlighting just how gung-ho this Atalanta team are.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek has been misfiring this season, and he drew another blank in a dull 0-0 home draw with Sassuolo on Sunday. He was hauled off, along with strike partner Suso, but the introduction of Pedro Obiang and Hamed Junior Traore did little to galvanise Milan’s frontline. Yet their previous game was a 3-2 thriller away at Bologna, with Theo Hernandez taking a starring role. They have a solid defence led by the highly rated Alessio Romagnoli, but they are unlikely to resist Atalanta’s attack for 90 minutes.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>The goals markets look attractive in this game. It finished 2-2 when these teams met at the San Siro last season, and Milan then picked up a strong 3-1 win at Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. It is hard to shut up shop and defend against Atalanta, as they leave such gaping holes at the back that it becomes tempting to push forward and attack. Games featuring Atalanta are often stretched and open, yielding plenty of goals for both teams. Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals has paid off in three of their last four games – the exception being a 3-0 win away at relegation threatened Brescia – and that looks enticing in this match.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=95095aa3-ae41-43ba-886d-99a97893c4a3&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Boyle Sports">Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 1.95 (20/21) at Boyle Sports</a></strong></p></div>
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