We're back with the first of four days of Champions League action!
Atalanta vs. PSG
1u - Atalanta to win @ +265
- Atalanta topped the Serie A goalscoring charts, managing to score 17 more goals than second place, and 22 more than champions Juventus.
Atalanta have been one of the surprise packages this season both in Europe and abroad. A fairly unremarkable club from Northern Italy, they've become hipster darlings due to their fantastic style of soccer, and unlikely rise to being on of the country's best teams.
It's understandable why PSG are favorites given their big names but the price difference is too large for me, especially when PSG are missing so many key men. Neymar has been impressive this year, and looks like he's happy in Paris, likewise Mauro Icardi is as dangerous as anybody in front of goal. However, without Kylian Mbappe who is doubtful, and Angel Di Maria, there is significantly less attacking threat. More worrying for the French team is Marco Verratti's injury, his metronomic passing drives the team and his loss will be a big blow.
Atalanta are missing big players too, but they won't impact the team as much as no Mbappe or Verratti will for PSG. The Italians have also had more games isnce the restart, which should keep them in a better condition than PSG, who've only played a couple of cup games and some friendlies. +265 looks far too high for the Italians here.
0.5u - Atalanta -1 @ +650
As mentioned above, this is a team who know how to score. If they managed to get a lead then I certinaly wouldn't bet against them scoring again, and they won't be content to sit and defend it. At +650 this looks worthy of a small additional bet.
Champions League Betting Odds
PSG enter Wednesday's game as strong favorites. They're available at +105 to beat Atalanta inside the 90 minutes, with the Italians available at +265. If you want to bet on PSG qualifying from this one-legged tie, then they're -188, with Atalanta at +140, to win in regular time, extra time, or on penalties.
Atalanta vs. PSG Betting Odds:
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Kylian Mbappe is favorite to score first at +410, but with him doubtful for the game it may be Brazlian, Neymar, at +450 who shortens nearer kickoff. Mauro Icardi is third in the betting at +475, leaving Duvan Zapata the shortest priced Atalanta player to score first at +600.
Champions League Betting
Oddschecker bettors are split on this game. The majority of bets, 48.6% of bets over the past 7 days, have been on PSG to win, with just 40.22% backing Atalanta.
Things look different when we look at handle though. With the Italians taking 48.77% of all money on the game, compared with 49.13% for PSG.