RB Leipzig vs Atalanta Prediction and Betting Odds
The Europa League has one of the most awaited clashes lined up on Thursday night for the fans. On Thursday, RB Leipzig is scheduled to face the challenge of Atalanta in their own backyard with the hope of making it to the semifinals of the prestigious tournament.
The home team is riding high on confidence after thrashing Borussia Dortmund in their last outing while the Italian side faced a massive thrashing at the hands of Napoli in Serie A. Overall, the fans are expecting a spectacle to unfold on Thursday in the Red Bull Arena Leipzig.
RB Leipzig vs Atalanta Prediction and Betting Odds
|RB Leipzig||Atalanta||Predicted Winner|
|FCTables||Win Probability: 54%||Win Probability: 21%||RB Leipzig|
|Oddschecker||Odds: -120||Odds: +310||RB Leipzig|
RB Leipzig vs Atalanta Prediction and Betting Odds: Recent Form
The hosts have been one of the teams to defeat in Bundesliga meaning they have been able to put up a strong eleven with all the bases covered. They are currently in 4th place with 14 triumphs in 28 games and are currently unbeaten in the last 5 outings.
But their disappointment had no measure when they failed to make it to the Round of 16 in the Champions league but a spot in the quarter finals was a consolation for the German side. They were on a roll against Borussia Dortmund in the last appearance, pulling off an unlikely victory by a 4-1 margin.
The away side would be hoping for a better performance here in Europe after having an unpleasant season in Italy where they have failed miserably in terms of consistency and quality. As a result, they are down in 9th place with 14 wins and 7 losses in 30 games in Serie A.
The only way they can make up for this loss is by going all the way in Europa League. They did a decent job in Group E, topping the group by a comfortable margin. On top of that, they put up a solid performance against Leverkusen that would have done a world of good to their confidence.
RB Leipzig vs Atalanta Prediction and Betting Odds: H2H
RB Leipzig and Atalanta will meet for the first time on Friday.
RB Leipzig vs Atalanta Prediction and Betting Odds: Players to watch
The attack looks strong with Andre Silva, Tasende
The attack looks strong with Andre Silva, Tasende, and Nkunku around. Andre Silva has 16 goals and 3 assists so far with a healthy 75.4% pass accuracy. He produces 0.7 key passes and 1.9 shots on target per game until recently.
Tasende has also been an integral part of this side who has netted on two occasions besides assisting on two occasions and has 76.4% pass accuracy.
Christopher Nkunku has been a quality winger who creates lots of opportunities and is involved in 27 goals and 12 assists this season along with 2.5 shots on target and 82.8% pass accuracy.
The Atalanta attack has the services of Muriel and Zapata who will play as the strikers whereas the Malinovskyi will be the winger.
Duvan Zapata has failed to score in the last couple of occasions and would be looking to find the net against the Germans. The Colombian has 12 goals and 7 assists in 26 games along with 78.1% pass accuracy. He is exceptional in the air and has 1.3 shots on target, and 1.3 key passes per game so far.
Luis Muriel has been a great asset for the team with 8 goals and 5 assists in the last 32 games. In addition to that, he has 2.1 shots on target, 1.6 key passes and 1 aerial duel won per match.
Malinovskyi will have to repeat his heroics on Tuesday who is at his peak with 10 goals and 5 assists in the recent past.
The Leipzig’s defense looks solid with the services of Orban, Halstenberg and Mukiele. Nordi Mukiele’s strength lies in passing, tackling, and concentration. He has 74.1% pass accuracy along with 1.5 tackles, 1 interception, and 1.3 clears in every game in the recent past.
Willi Orban is very strong in aerial duels winning about 2.9 duels per game along with 87.1% pass accuracy. Apart from being a set-piece threat, he has 1.2 tackles and 3.8 clears per game so far.
Marcel Halstenberg has 88% pass success and is exceptional in aerial duels winning 1 duel per game. In addition to this, he has 0.7 tackles and 0.7 clears per game so far.
The Atalanta defense completely broke down after a humiliating performance against Napoli. Luis Palomino leads the pack with 80.2% pass success and shows his quality in aerial duels with an average of 2.8 every game. He also has 2.9 interceptions and 2.6 clears per game so far.
Davide Zappacosta has also looked incredible in the season with his tackling skills. Along with that, he has 86.4% pass accuracy and tackles well with an average of 0.9 per game and 0.5 clears so far. The Albanian defender Berat Djimsiti has 82.5% pass success along with 1.2 interceptions and 1.9 clears per game.
RB Leipzig vs Atalanta Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner
According to Oddschecker, RB Leipzig is expected to come out in flying colors in this battle with favorable whereas the away side isn’t so behind and is expected to catch them with a strong performance.
FCTables have put out their predictions where a not-so-close battle is expected between the sides. Leipzig has their chance at 54% whereas Atalanta is there at 21% chance.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight have given a slight buffer to the home side with a 53% chance to trump the home team in contrast to 25% to Atalanta.