Okay MyBookie soccer betting faithful, you’re going to be treated to what promises to be an absolutely thrilling affair when Atalanta hosts Paris Saint-Germain in their quarterfinal opener on Wednesday, live from Estadio da Luz in Portugal. With both of these teams being legitimate Champions League title contenders, let’s find out which one is offering the best value against their Champions League odds.
Champions League Betting Preview – Atalanta Vs PSG Analysis
Champions League Odds
Why Bet On Atalanta
Atalanta was on the wrong end of a 2-0 loss against Inter in their last match on August 1, but The Black and Blues were absolutely outstanding in finishing third in Serie A league play (23-9-6) while putting a league-high 98 goals in the back of the net in 38 matches. Prior to their season-ending loss, Atalanta was unbeaten in a mind-boggling 19 consecutive matches. The Black and Blues have a ton of gifted players in team scoring leader Luis Muriel (18 goals, Duvan Zapata (18 goals) and Josip Illicic (15 goals). Illicic has scored a team-high five goals in Champions League play while Pasalic and Hateboer have both added a pair of goals.
The bad news is that Palomino, Gollini, and Ilicic are all injured and won’t suit up for this clash.
Why Bet On PSG
PSG was dominating in their French Ligue 1 play as they went 22-2-3 before league play was suspended following their emphatic 4-0 smackdown of Dijon FCO on Feb. 29. The Red and Blues scored 75 goals while limiting the opposition to a league-low 24 goals defensively while being named league champs shortly after the suspension. After losing to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of Round of 16 on Feb. 18, PSG got their revenge by recording a 2-0 win in their second leg rematch on March 11.Superstar forward Kylian Mbappe has scored a team-high 18 goals while Neymar has added 13 goals in just 15 matches. Mauro Icardi has added 12 goals while putting a team-high five goals on the board in Champions League play. Neymar has added three goals while Mbappe and Di Maria have both added four assists. The bad news is that Mbappe is questionable for this affair while Layvin Kurzawa is injured and Di Maria is suspended because of the yellow cards.
General Match Info Atalanta BC (4-1-3) vs Paris Saint-Germain (6-1-1)
- When: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Estadio da Luz
- TV: DAZN
Expert Analysis and Prediction
PSG has won three straight and eight of their last 10 matches, but Atalanta has also suffered just one loss over their last 10. While these two have never faced one another, I like Atalanta to get what would be one of the biggest victories in club history, based mostly on the fact that they can light it up unlike any other team in other team on the planet this year.
I know defense wins championships, but Atalanta’s high-powered offense – and underrated defense, lead me to believe they are going to come out with fire in their collective eyes in this one. Despite being underdogs in this matchup, I’m going with the Black and Blues to win in an absolute thriller!
Pick: Atalanta 2 PSG 1