Atalanta Bergamo vs AC Milan Preview 03/10/2021
The final match of the weekend in Serie A takes place on Sunday night as Atalanta welcome AC Milan to the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. The hosts begin the weekend in 7th place on 11 points while AC Milan are in second place on 16 points.
Atalanta come into the match having recorded a crucial 1-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Matteo Pessina scored the only goal of the game in the 68th minute and that result was enough to see Atalanta move to the top of the group.
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Atalanta are currently on a run of 5 matches without defeat in all competitions. Prior to the win over Young Boys, Atalanta picked up a point in a 2-2 draw at Inter Milan in Serie A last weekend.
Having fallen behind after only 5 minutes, Atalanta took the lead in an 8 minute spell after the half hour and led at the interval. However, Inter Milan equalised with 19 minutes left on the clock to claim a draw.
From in Serie A shows Atalanta are undefeated in their last 3 games, including wins over Salernitana away and Sassuolo at home. Trends show Atalanta have a good record of 31 undefeated games of their last 35 encounters in Serie A. However, they have won only one of their last 4 league matches at home.
AC Milan also played in the Champions League in midweek but unlike their opponents, they failed to take maximum points.
It looked good for AC Milan when they opened the scoring against Atletico Madrid after 20 minutes but the red card for Franck Kessie 9 minutes later changed the game.
AC Milan held on for a long time but conceded in the 84th minute and then gave away a controversial penalty to lose the match in the 90th minute.
That was the first defeat in 4 games in all competitions for AC Milan. They previously picked up a point in a 1-1 draw at Juventus in Serie A and followed that with two victories, one at home against Venezia and the other on the road at Spezia.
Trends show AC Milan are on an unbeaten run of 11 games in Serie A and are undefeated in 20 of their last 22 on the road in the league.
Team news and Atalanta will be without Robin Gosens who picked up a hamstring injury in the Champions League. He joins Jose Luis Palomino and Hans Hateboer on the treatment table.
AC Milan have five players unavailable for this match, with Junior Messias, Alessandro Plizzari, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rade Krunic, and Tiemoué Bakayoko all injured.
This has the makings of an exciting game as Serie closes for the international break. The teams have been good to watch and we should see plenty of goals, with over 2.5 in the match and both teams scoring.
AC Milan may be a little fatigued from their Champions League outing but could still have enough to take maximum points.
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