Atalanta vs Valencia Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Both sides will fancy their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals and we are backing them to serve up an entertaining first-leg encounter

Champions League debutants Atalanta host two-time runners-up Valencia in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 on Wednesday evening.

The Serie A outfit have surpassed all expectations to reach the knockout stages and are odds-on favourites to record a victory against their opponents from La Liga.

Atalanta vs Valencia Latest Odds

The side from the city of Bergamo lost their first three group games, only to then produce two wins and a draw to qualify second behind Manchester City from Group C.

In Serie A, Gian Piero Gasperini's side have won just six of their 12 home games and Sportsbet offer them at 1.72.

Valencia meanwhile can be backed at 4.50 with the draw at 3.75.

Atalanta vs Valencia Team News

The hosts have practically a fully-fit squad from which to chose, while Valencia have a number of concerns.

Albert Celades will not be able to call on centre-back Ezequiel Garay after the Argentine suffered a serious injury last month. while his partner in the heart of defence Gabriel Paulista is suspended.

There are also fitness doubts of striker Rodrigo Moreno and midfielder Francis Coquelin, both of whom are first-choice starters.

Atalanta vs Valencia Preview

As they were last season, Atalanta are currently the top scorers in Serie A where their matches are averaging just under four goals.

They have played 31 games in all competitions this term, failing to score in just three and the attacking prowess of Luis Muriel, Duvan Zapata and Josip Illic will surely cause Valencia problems.

Los Che for their part have been extremely unpredictable this term, being thrashed 4-1 by La Liga strugglers Mallorca one week, before comprehensively outplaying champions Barcelona for a 2-0 win just six days later.

In the Champions League, Valencia have won away at Chelsea and Ajax, finishing ahead of both of those teams to top their group, and on their day they are a match for anyone.

Atalanta vs Valencia Tips and Predictions

Goals almost seem guaranteed in Bergamo on Wednesday evening and the price of 1.95 for both teams to score and over 2.5 strikes in the game looks extremely tempting. 

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