Atalanta vs Valencia
The match Atalanta vs Valencia in the 1/8 Champions League round of the 2019/20 season will take place at 03:00 on February 20, Vietnam time. Controlling this match on the Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) field will be the famous British referee Michael Oliver.
Atalanta vs Valencia match commentary
The group stage was not easy, but Atalanta and Valencia both won the right to go through. While Valencia overcame Chelsea to lead Group H, Atalanta also made a fairy-tale journey when finishing second in the group with Man City.
Even Atalanta is almost certainly eliminated after 3 defeats in the first leg of the group stage (including 2 very bold defeats 0-4 to Dinamo Zagreb, 1-5 to Man City and 1-2 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk at home. ). Faced with an extremely difficult situation before the final match of the group stage as a guest of Shakhtar Donetsk, no one thought Atalanta could be so resilient.
Even a draw is too good for them, but they sublimated to win 3-0. That victory helped Atalanta finish the group stage with 9 points, enough to reach the 1/8 round. Atalanta’s spirit has stunned the Italian football village and put the big teams in the country to shame, typically with Inter, who were eliminated from the group stage.
Recent form of Atalanta and Valencia
Until now, Atalanta has maintained very good form. They may not climb high in Serie A but Atalanta is enough to make their fans happy with explosive performances. They are going through 5 consecutive matches without losing, of which won 4. In those 4 wins, Atalanta scored 17 goals, averaging more than 4 goals per game.
This is a number enough to frighten Valencia. Although the force is not very abundant, and it has to be divided into many fronts, the Atalanta machine still operates very smoothly.
In complete contrast, Valencia is going through 3 consecutive matches without winning, of which 2 lost. They are in free fall in La Liga and face the risk of not being able to attend the season after standing below Getafe, Sevilla or Villarreal.
Valencia’s current position is 7th. With that situation, it seems that Valencia hardly has a mental advantage when being a guest in Italy. Remember at home, Atalanta won 6 of the last 8 matches, including 3 wins with 5 or more goals per game. A nightmare awaits the Bats at Giuseppe Meazza.