Shakhtar Donetsk – Atalanta : Preview & Prediction
Shaktar Donetsk needs a win over Atlanta Bergamo to open the knockout stages of the Champions League. Already victorious in Italy (2-1), the Ukrainian club is in a strong position especially since the latter, undefeated for 4 days, has just aligned 3 draws against Dinamo Zagreb (2-2 and 3-3) and on the Manchester City field (1-1). Confidence after 1 draw on the turf of FC IIIychivets Mariupol (1-1) and 1 success against Olimpik Donetsk (3-0) in the league, Shakhtar is ready to bend Atalanta Bergamo. The Italian team is the last of this 2-unit pool of their opponent of the day … If all is still possible mathematically, the results of the Atalanta do not lead to optimism since the latter has suffered 2 heavy losses on the Dinamo Zagreb (4-0) and Manchester City (5-1). Atalanta only got their first points in the last two days with 1 draw against Manchester City (1-1) and 1 win over Dinamo Zagreb (2-0). The current 6th of Serie A remains on 2 successes in Brescia (3-0) and against Hellas Verone (3-2) … The confidence is there but …
Shakhtar Donetsk will advance to the 1/8 round with a victory over Atalanta Bergamo.
The Ukrainian club is undefeated since October 30th.
Shakhtar Donetsk have lost only 2 games in their last 25 outings in all competitions.
Shakhtar Donetsk had won 2 goals to 1 in Italy in the first leg.
The Ukrainian club is unbeaten in C1 since 4 games (1 win and 3 draws).
Atalanta suffered two heavy losses in the LDC on Dinamo Zagreb (4-0) and Manchester City (5-1).
Very disappointing and limited outside in this C1, Atalanta Bergamo should suffer a third and final setback in this group away from Gewiss Stadium.
Shakhtar Donetsk – Atalanta : Betting Tips
Shakhtar Donetsk – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70