PSG face Atalanta Bergamo this Wednesday in Lisbon for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Both teams are aiming for the last four of this Champions League.
Atalanta Bergamo vs PSG Soccer Betting Prediction
Whether since the return of hostilities or even throughout the season, Atalanta de Bergamo has been one of the most beautiful teams in the Italian championship, in line with its previous year ended with a 4th place in Serie A and this historic qualification in the Champions League. For its first participation in the C1, Atalanta was hot, snatching its second pool place on the last day, ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb but behind Manchester City. After confinement, the Lombard club began with 6 successes in a row, including victories over Napoli (2-0) and Lazio Rome (3-2), before slightly reducing the pace. Indeed, the Dea won only 3 games afterward, for 3 draws and 1 defeat and this is explained by a drop in offensive performance (4 goals scored in 3 games). On the final day, Atalanta saw their unbeaten position, which had held since the end of February in all competitions, ended, losing at home against Inter (0-2). Despite this setback, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men have secured a remarkable 3rd place in Serie A, synonymous with new qualifications for the next Champions League.
Once again the champion of France after the cut of professional competitions in France, PSG signed its third consecutive title, the seventh in eight years. Now Paris Saint-Germain dreams of finally lifting the Champions League. In this competition, the Ile-de-France club finished first in their group in the 1st round, ahead of Real Madrid, Club Bruges, and Galatasaray. Opposed to Dortmund in the round of 16, the men of the capital were scared to go play in a Signal Iduna Park at the time still full (defeat 2-1), before making a very solid return match in a Parc des Princes closed to the public (2-0). Very convincing in their preparation matches, the Ile-de-France residents easily crushed Le Havre (9-0), Beveren (7-0), and Celtic (4-0). Less well against Saint-Etienne, they still managed to achieve the double by winning the Coupe de France (1-0) then the treble against Lyon in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue. Not really convincing there either, the Ile-de-France had to go through the penalty shoot-out to win this last trophy (0-0, 5-4 TAB). Note that the Parisian club played a last friendly preparation match before this PSG – Atalanta, winning little against Sochaux (1-0) with a team of substitutes.
The workforce for Atalanta Bergamo vs PSG
For Atalanta, the squad will be deprived of its 2nd top scorer Ilicic who is forfeited due to severe depression, and his titular goalkeeper Gollini, injured in the last league match. The best offensive line in Italy and Europe will be able to rely on its other executives: Papu Gomez (6 goals and 14 assists), Luis Muriel (17 goals), and Duvan Zapata (8 goals in 12 games).
We were thinking of a big tile for Paris which saw Mbappé get cut by Perrin during the final of the Coupe de France. But the Parisian striker seems to have recovered very quickly and could return in time for this match after missing the Coupe de la Ligue final. Mbappé has trained normally in recent days. However, he should be a replacement. Besides, the good Argentinian Di Maria is suspended for this game. Last forfeits to date, the very important in the midfield Verratti and the left side Kurzawa were injured last week. The good news, Bernat was able to play 70 minutes in a friendly against Sochaux and should be able to take place on the left side of the defense. Note that executives Thomas Meunier and Edison Cavani, as well as the young Kouassi, left on June 30, but Thiago Silva decided to stay until the end of the European campaign. For tonight, the trend is for Mbappé to be on the bench at kickoff. Neymar should take the role of playmaker, at the forefront of a mid-triangle, and behind the two attackers that will be Sarabia and Icardi, despite a small alert yesterday in training for the Argentina international. In the middle, Herrera holds the frame to play alongside Marquinhos and Gueye, instead of Sarabia. We will inform you throughout the day as soon as we have news of the Parisian composition and in particular of the presence of Mbappé in the 11 or not.
The compositions for Atalanta Bergamo vs PSG
The probable composition of Atalanta
Sportiello – Rafael Toloi, Palomino (or Caldara), Djimsti – Hateboer, Pasalic (or De Roon), Freuler, Gosens – Malinovskyi, Zapata, Gomez.
Absent: Ilicic (depression), Gollini (injured).
The planned tactical disposition (3-4-3):
Rafael Toloi – Palomino – Djimsti
Hateboer – Pasalic – Freuler – Gosens
Malinovskyi – Zapata – Gomez
The probable composition of the PSG
Navas – Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat – Marquinhos, Gueye, Herrera (or Paredes), Neymar – Sarabia (or Mbappé), Icardi.
Absent: Cavani, Meunier, Kouassi (departure), Verratti, Kurzawa (injured), Di Maria (suspended).
The planned tactical disposition (4-4-2):
Kehrer – Thiago Silva – Kimpembe – Bernat
Gueye – Herrera
Sarabia – Icardi
The history of the confrontations Atalanta Bergamo vs PSG
The two teams have never met in official competition.
Key points for the match Atalanta Bergamo vs PSG
– This match pits two of the best attacks in Europe and we could see both teams score if they don’t play inhibited.
– Atalanta Bergamo is particularly inexperienced at this level.
– PSG should finally be able to count on the presence of Mbappé, who will undoubtedly start on the bench.
– His presence or not could change the outcome of the match as the Parisians struggled to score without him against Sainté and Lyon.
– The meeting will take place on neutral ground, in Lisbon.
Atalanta Bergamo vs PSG Soccer Betting Prediction
More experienced in these European games, PSG should put forward its greatest experience in this quarter-final of the Champions League. PSG victory!
Betting Prediction: PSG