23rd January 2021 – 18:00, Stadio San Siro, Milano
Milan will host Atalanta in one of the most exciting games of the Serie A 19th round on Saturday afternoon. The home side wants to remain on the top, while the visitors are keen on challenging the place in the Champions League.
Milan vs Atalanta Match Preview & Team News
Milan still manages to maintain high-level performances, and after a 3:1 defeat against Juventus, they tied two victories. Games against Torino and Cagliari came at the right time to get the confidence back. However, the upcoming match against Atalanta will be a real challenge. Rossoneri’s biggest star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, recovered from his injury and scored a brace in the last round. Stefano Pioli’s side managed to keep its net intact in the previous two games, and they are still one of the tightest teams in the league. On the other hand, the attacking line does a very good job, and Mario Mandzukic might make it much stronger. Milan is three points ahead of their city rivals Inter, and the home side wants to preserve that advantage halfway through the campaign. However, Milan will face some selection troubles, as Hakan Calhanoglu, Alexis Saelemaekers, and Alessio Romagnoli will be sidelined for this game.
Atalanta is in an unbeatable run that lasts for the previous 12 games in all competitions. Although the visitors sit in 6th place, they are only one point behind the third-placed Napoli. However, Gian Piero Gasperini’s side failed to win the last two rounds, as they drew against Genoa and Udinese. Despite the heated atmosphere in the locker room, the away side manages to put excellent displays. Papu Gomez’s future in the club is still uncertain, and Atalanta’s best player from the past few seasons will likely leave the club. Luis Muriel and the lads are the second most productive team in Serie A, while they are decent in the back. Atalanta lost just once on the road this season, and they will face another tough challenge at Stadio San Siro.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
We expect that Milan’s selection troubles will dictate this clash’s outcome, as Atalanta’s chances of remaining undefeated significantly got increased. Therefore, we won’t be surprised if both sides pick up a point from this match.
Goals Market Prediction
One of these two teams managed to keep the clean sheet just once in their previous five head-to-head clashes. Both Milan and Atalanta have great attacking potential, and we expect to see goals in both nets.
Milan vs Atalanta
Draw @ 3.80
BTTS Yes @ 1.50
Correct score 2:2 @ 12.00