Reasons for betting on Atalanta vs Everton tip
Everton will have to recover fast from the recent failures they experienced. They are having another challenge in Italy against Atalanta. Recently, Ronald Koeman and the boys haven’t
met to their expectations, and Toffees are having a small crisis. Atalanta is also unstable at the moment, and both teams want to use this team and improve morale.
The venue of this match is going to be Mapei Stadium at Reggio Emilia, Italia.
After opening 2 defeats, Atlanta bounced back with a victory in the previous round. They have beaten Sassuolo with 2-1, but we have to say that they had extremely tough opponents in the first two rounds. They were Champions League members, Napoli on away 3-1, and Roma at home 0-1. The Goddess, as the fans like to call their team, had excellent pre-season games where they recorded 5 straight victories and conceded only two times. So when looking overall, Atlanta has a very good squad. They are controlling the game extremely well. Players are not afraid to have the ball in their possession and to slowly find a gap in the defense. But the big handicap will be playing away from their home. Instead of playing at Atleti Azzurri Italia, Atalanta had to move to Reggio Emilia. The second big blow is the absence of Papu Gomez, great Argentinian playmaker.
Officially the alarm has set off at Goodison Park. Everton hasn’t won in 4 straight meetings. After two draws they have recorded two losses against Chelsea 2-0, and Tottenham Hotspur at home 0-3. That puts them in an awful position especially since they haven’t scored in two derbies. The recent rumors about a verbal incident between Ronald Koeman and Wayne Rooney only prove that the Toffees have a lot of issues to solve. On the other hand, we have one consistency in their game. It is the fact that they play low scoring matches. 6 of the previous 7 competitive games terminated under 2.5 goals. The same number of games ended without both teams scoring. As we mentioned in the earlier previews, Everton will mostly rely on defense and the individual quality up front. There are no changes in the injury list, and all the players who were in the combination for the game with the Spurs will be eligible.
Head to head matches
The game in Italy will be the first official encounter between the Toffees and Atalanta.
Prediction for Atalanta vs Everton tip
Both teams will try not to risk with any injuries, so we do not believe that they are going to enter some high tempo fight. Between two and three goals looks like a sure bet to us. Neither of the coaches is going to attack and having in mind that Atalanta plays away from home, is just another backup for our claim.
A draw is in our opinion the most realistic outcome. Therefore, one point for each side would make everyone happy.