Both Atalanta and AC Milan are flying very high at the moment in the Italian Serie A and the difference between the two is only 1 point. And considering that two other teams are breathing behind their necks, we can see some big shuffling on the table. And that means that Saturday’s match is of huge importance for both teams. To learn which team is going to be happier when the duel at the Bergamo finishes, make sure to check our Atalanta vs AC Milan prediction & betting tips!
Atalanta are at the 5th place on the table which came as a result of a superb form they’ve been in lately. Actually, Atalanta have been pretty good throughout the season, but since 2019 has started, they’ve won all but one game in Serie A. They also did very well in the cup, beating Juventus 3-0 on the last Wednesday in January.
The main reason why Atalanta have been so great is that their attack has been sensational. In fact, they’re the team with the most goals scored of all the teams in the top Italian flight. With 50 goals, they’re more prolific even than mighty Juve who have Ronaldo in the team. But, Atalanta have Duvan Zapata in their team, who’s scored only 2 goals less than CR7 in the league.
Of course, Zapata isn’t the only Atalanta player who’s been in a fantastic form. Josip Ilicic is their second-best scorer with 7 goals to his name, as well as 4 assists. Speaking of assists, Atalanta’s player with the most assists is Alessandro Gomez. This means that Atalanta always have a backup plan even if Zapata doesn’t score. Actually, there are 13 different Atalanta players who have scored at least one goal this season.
Same as Atalanta, AC Milan have also been in a great form lately. They won 2 out of 4 Serie A games played in 2019. And the 2 that they didn’t win were draws with some of the biggest teams in the league, Napoli and Roma. Those matches show that AC Milan can play well even against teams from near the top of the table.
The problem is that they don’t have a very good experience with Atalanta. Actually, they’re without a win over Atalanta since May 2015, while playing draw 5 times and losing 2 along the way. Another thing that needs to worry them ahead of their travel to Bergamo is that they’re not good away from home. AC AC Milan have won only 3 matches on the road this season out of possible 11.
On the bright side, AC Milan are without a defeat away from home in the league since August when they lost to Napoli at Sao Paolo. They did lose to Inter in October, but the two play home matches at the same stadium.
AC Milan absentees:
- Pepe Reina (injury)
- Mattia Caldara (injury)
- Cristian Zapata (injury)
- Giacomo Bonaventura (injury)
Berisha – Toloi, Palomini, Mancini – Freuler, de Roon, Hateboer, Castagne, Ilicic, Gomez – Zapata
Donnarumma – Romagnoli, Musacchio, Calabria, Rodriguez – Bakayoko, Kessie, Lucas Paqueta – Suso, Calhanoglu, Piatek
Atalanta vs AC Milan Prediction
The third-best scorer in Serie A plays for Atalanta; the fourth-best scorer is a new AC Milan player. I’m talking about Krzysztof Piatek who’s very motivated to keep on his goal-scoring form. And the same goes for all the other players in both squads, which is why I’m certain we’ll see goals on both ends.
Atalanta vs AC Milan Betting Tips
- BTS @1.73 (William Hill)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.94 (1XBET)