The experts at WhoScored have picked out a data-driven 50/1 #WhatOddsPaddy bet for Liverpool vs Atalanta.
- Diogo Jota scored a hat-trick in the reverse fixture with Atalanta.
- Berat Djimsiti has four bookings in nine appearances across league and European competition this season.
- Only Lionel Messi is averaging more shots per game (5.7) than Duvan Zapata (4.7) in the Champions League this season.
After brushing aside Leicester with absolute ease on Sunday, Liverpool now turn their attention to the welcome of Atalanta on Wednesday night.
With three wins from three, Liverpool are on the cusp of a routine qualification to the Champions League knockout stage.
Liverpool have been really impressive despite missing so many first-team players and will be full of confidence against Atalanta after thrashing them 5-0 in Italy earlier this month.
To add to the excitement of what should be a goalfest, we have priced up a juicy 50/1 shot with Paddy Power for the clash at Anfield.
Liverpool vs Atalanta - 20:00
Diogo Jota anytime scorer
Diogo Jota has already exceeded expectations at Liverpool following his surprise move from Wolves over the summer. After scoring against Leicester at the weekend, Jota became the first player in Liverpool's illustrious history to score in their first four home matches for the club. Jota has remarkably scored more home league goals (4) than Manchester United (3) have managed as a team this season. He netted a hat-trick in the reverse fixture with Atalanta and is expected to play a lead role on Wednesday night once again.
Berat Djimsiti to be carded
Facing Liverpool as a defender must be a draining task, particularly when they operate so fluidly and effectively going forward as Leicester witnessed firsthand at the weekend. The return of Mo Salah in midweek makes them an even more dangerous outfit and Atalanta's defenders will have to be at their best to stand a chance of withstanding the barrage. Looking for an obvious candidate to fall foul of the referee, then look no further than Berat Djimsiti. The 27-year-old has four bookings in nine appearances across league and European competition this season and he has found the going particularly tough against better opposition. In fact, his four bookings have come against Inter, Napoli, Lazio and Ajax.
Duvan Zapata 3+ shots
Atalanta were thumped 5-0 by Liverpool in the reverse fixture but they did have chances of their own. Duvan Zapata was actually denied by the frame of the goal and, generally speaking, has a lot of shots per game. The 29-year-old has impressively scored three goals in as many Champions League games this season, with only Lionel Messi averaging more shots per game (5.7) than the Atalanta striker (4.7). Liverpool have impressed in Virgil van Dijk's absence but it would be no surprise if Atalanta turned Wednesday's game into a basketball match. Liverpool's matches average 3.9 goals per game this season, while Atalanta's average 4.
Liverpool 6+ corners
There is little doubt Liverpool are expected to run out winners on Wednesday and secure their place in the hat for the next round of the competition. They have won six of their last seven in all competitions and barely put a foot wrong against Leicester when many tipped the Foxes to end their unbeaten streak at home. Such relentless pressure is hard to fend off even if you can prevent Liverpool from getting a shot on goal. Liverpool average more than 6 corners per game in all competitions this season, while Atalanta have conceded more than 5 per game in all three Champions League games this season.
Back our 50/1 #WhatOddsPaddy bet here