Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Villarreal and Atalanta go head to head at Estadio de la Ceramica in a highly-anticipated Champions League game. The Yellow Submarine did well to win the Europa League last term, and they are now on a quest to record a good result in the elite competition. The good news for the hosts is that both Dani Parejo and Gerard Moreno have recovered in time to face the Orobici. Atalanta, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a shocking 2-1 loss to Fiorentina.
The Italians are determined to return to winning ways, and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. All Gosens, Malinovsky, and Ilicic should be recalled to the starting XI, while Hateboer and Muriel remain in the recovery room. De Roon, though, is back from a domestic ban.
Highlighted Player (Ramiro Funes Mori):
Argentina isn’t known to produce great talents in defence but Ramiro Jose Funes Mori is an exception. The 25-year-old started his football career in the United States with FC Dallas. He won an MLS talent competition to get into their youth team but it was less than a year before he moved back to Argentina.
Mori joined River Plate as a youth player in 2008 and progressed to their senior team within three years. The young defender is nothing short of a club legend at River Plate having won six titles with the team. More than the titles and his performances, it was his performances in important games that is still vividly remembered.
His iconic goal against Boca Juniors is still part of the folklore. Mori joined English Premier League club Everton in 2015 and soon established himself as a regular there. Mori represented Argentina seven times and yet to score in national colors.
Highlighted Team (Atalanta):
Atalanta Bergamasco Calcio, better known as Atalanta Bergamo is an Italian football club from Bergamo which was founded in 1907 and is currently active in the Serie A.
The club host it’s home games in the Atleti Azzuri d’Italia stadium which holds a capacity of 27 000 sats. The club colors of Atalanta Bergamo are blue and black. Atalanta Bergamo holds the nickname Nerazzuri which is the same as Inter Milan.
Biggest succes of Atalanta Bergamo was in 1963 where the club managed to win the national cup (Coppa Italia). Atalanta won the Serie B three times (in 1959, 1984, 2006 and 2011). In Europe the club from Bergamo managed to stunt and reached the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.