The quarterfinals of the Champions League kick-off this Wednesday, and the two teams who are going to be in the middle of attention are Atalanta and Paris Saint-Germain. The Italians won the hearts of all the neutral fans with their attacking style of play, which brings lots of goals each time they appear on the court. On the other side, PSG is constantly among the favorites to win the UCL over the last few years, but they keep disappointing their fans each time. Right now, this might be the situation in which they have the best chances to snatch the trophy.
Atalanta (+250) is the most efficient team in the European’s top five leagues, and with this achievement, they became the absolute hit among football lovers. There are no other tactics for this team but to attack, regardless of the result and the venue. Gian Piero Gasperini made a squad which hasn’t got a player that stands above others in term of reputation, and that might be the biggest strength of La Dea,
A loss against Inter in the final game of the Serie A was the first after 23 consecutive matches without one, but that won’t interrupt the mindset of Gasperini’s guys.
They did slow down over the last few weeks when talking about the efficiency of their matches because four of five ended with under 2.5 goals. Up until that point, you couldn’t see them finish 90 minutes without scoring at least twice.
PSG (+100) is in trouble as they still don’t know the status of Kylian Mbappe who suffered a nasty injury against Saint Ettiene in Coupe the France finals. The fantastic striker is trying to recover for this match, and he even participated in yesterday’s straining, but his appearance on the pitch will be a game-time decision.
The competition in France was interrupted once the Coronavirus started, and we won’t be counting the games played before the hiatus. After that, the Saints had a few friendly games and those in Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue finals. Those matches will be in focus here.
Both finals saw PSG not allowing goals, but they managed to score just once during those 180 minutes. They would defeat Le Havre, Waasland-Beveren and Celtic with a combined goal difference 20-0, and beat Sochaux 1-0 in the last test before the quarterfinals. Yet, somehow the attack isn’t performing convincing, and in these games, the backline seemed much better.
A big setback for Atalanta is the Josip Ilicic’s absence. He struggles with a muscle injury for quite some time. Gollini and Palomino are also out.
Di Maria, Kurzawa, and Veratti are all out for PSG, with Mbappe being questionable.
Head to Head Matches
There were no previous matches between these two sides.
We suggest betting on high efficiency here because these two sides know only to attack. Regardless of all the injuries, problems, and circumstances, once this match opens, a firework of goals is guaranteed.
Over 3.5 goals are set at +125, and over 1.5 HT has the same moneyline.
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