Thursday, June 8, 2023

Bitesize Prediction: RB Leipzig vs Atalanta – 07/04/22

Competition: Europa League

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport

Two sides who will be looking to pick up an early advantage on Thursday night, RB Leipzig will welcome Atalanta to the Red Bull Arena for their quarter-final first-leg meeting.

Starting with the hosts, marking their return from March’s international break with a stunning display on the road, RB Leipzig have really impressed many since bringing in Head Coach Domenico Tedesco. Laying down what turned out to be a real marker away at Borussia Dortmund, the former Schalke boss saw his high-flying squad storm their way to a 4-1 romp. Looking to keep up that momentum when they turn their attention back to Europa League duties on Thursday night, fans around the Red Bull Arena find their side in the midst of an extended 10-match unbeaten run, a run that stems all the way back to a 3-2 loss against Bayern Munich on February 5th. With attacking MVP Christopher Nkunku only continuing on his own free-scoring run this season, Leipzig could be smelling the chance to pick up a first-leg advantage here.

As for the visitors, returning from the fortnight international break with a flat display on home soil, Atalanta will be desperate to prove that Sunday’s drumming against Napoli was just a minor blip. Eventually hit with a 3-1 defeat in Bergamo, that result brought an end to La Dea’s four-match unbeaten run. Largely struggling with their consistency this season, Head Coach Gian Piero Gasperini will be calling on a similar level that saw them come past another German opponent last month. Claiming a lively 4-2 aggregate victory against Bayer Leverkusen, neutrals from across Europe will be hoping for another enjoyable first-leg affair on Thursday night. With Atalanta seeing four of their previous five European fixtures on foreign soil finish with both teams finding the net, we’re backing a similar outcome in Germany.

Bet: Both teams to score at RB Leipzig vs Atalanta 7/10 for Thursday’s Europa League tie @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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