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Betting Tips for Today: FC Copenhagen and Atalanta to produce goals at both ends

4:59 PM WAT 30/08/2018
Emiliano Rigoni Roma Atalanta Serie A
The first Europa League meeting between this pair ended goalless but the second leg looks set to be a much more exciting encounter in Denmark

With a place in the Europa League group stage at stake, perhaps it was no surprise to see FC Copenhagen and Atalanta produce a stalemate last week. The first leg wasn't as cagey as it might appear from the score line alone though.

Both sides look much more comfortable going forward than they do at the back and while the previous meeting was goalless, there were 23 shots in total with 12 of them on target.

20 of those attempts came courtesy of the Italians but with home advantage, Stale Solbakken's men should be much more attacking - especially if Atalanta make the breakthrough.

Furthermore, the 0-0 draw was in stark contrast to what you'd usually expect with these sides.

The Danes have an impressive home record, they've won three of their four league clashes at Telia Parken this season, scoring 10 times. Despite that 888Sport make them underdogs in this game, priced at 31/10 (4.10) to record a victory that would see them through to the next round.

Crucially for betting purposes though, Solbakken's side have become easier to score against and that forms the basis of today's selection.

The home team have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 Superliga games at this venue and Thursday's visitors boast plenty of firepower. Atalanta are 7/10 (1.70) favourites and 888Sport are currently 29/10 (2.90) about the game ending all square after 90 minutes.

Gian Piero Gasperini's men played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Roma on Monday evening and have already found the net seven times in their opening two Serie A games.

This is a quick turnaround for the visitors though and given that they kept only five clean sheets on the road in the league last season, it's tough to back them at such short odds to come out on top.

Instead, punters should take the industry best price of 5/6 (1.83) about both teams to score with 888Sport.

Neither team looks trustworthy defensively and at that price on goals at both ends makes plenty of appeal ahead of what should be an entertaining Europa League clash.

Odds correct at the time of publish

Both teams to score at 5/6 (1.83) for a 3pt stake with 888Sport