Valencia vs Atalanta Champions League Round of 16 Leg 2 Odds, Picks & Betting Preview

Dani Parejo has scored nine goals for Valencia this season.
Midfielder Dani Parejo scored in Valencia's defeat of Real Betis last weekend and will be hoping to help them fight back from a three goal deficit in the UCL Last 16 Leg 2 game at home against Atalanta on Tuesday. Photo from @Valencia Official (Twitter)
  • Valencia are at home in Spain against Atalanta in UCL last 16 second leg
  • Italians lead 4-1 with game being staged behind closed doors
  • See all odds and best bets for Valencia vs Atalanta UCL Round of 16 Leg 2

Atalanta will take a powerful three-goal lead to Valencia for the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday.

The game will be played behind closed doors on the orders of Spanish authorities as a precaution against Coronavirus.

The visitors are from the northern Italian city of Bergamo where the outbreak is widespread.

After their 4-1 victory in the first leg, Atalanta are favorites to win the return match at +138.

Valencia are +180 to win with the draw at +240 on Tuesday, March 10, at Estadio Mestella, Valencia, 3:00 pm EST.

UCL Round of 16 Leg 2 Valencia vs Atalanta Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total Odds
Valencia pk+½  (-126) +180 Ov3, 3 ½  (-105)
Atalanta pk-½  (+110) +138 Un3, 3½  (-111)
Draw N/A +240 N/A

Odds taken Mar. 6

With group stage wins against Chelsea and Ajax, Valencia have shown enough quality for a fight-back on the night and look good value at that price.

But  Atalanta are in good form and are attractively priced at +138.

Odds are also available of -2000 for Atalanta to advance to the quarterfinals with Valencia at +1000.

First Season in Competition

The Italians are seeking to reach the last eight in their first season in the competition.

This is despite the fact that they lost their opening three Group C stage matches.

The team’s recent form has been excellent and they are placed fourth in Serie A after a run of four wins and one draw since their last defeat in mid-January.

They won by a whopping 7-2 against Lecce last weekend. They also won 7-0 against Torino on January 25 and beat Udinese 7-1 last October.

Valencia are placed seventh in Spain’s La Liga and have won just once in the last four games.

Atalanta secured their first leg victory against the Spaniards thanks to two goals from Dutchman Hans Hateboer with Josip Ilicic and Remo Freuler also hitting the target.

Including the defeat in the Copa del Rey last eight by Granada, that run is actually one win in five games.

However, the poor recent sequence came to an end with a 2-1 win at home against Real Betis last weekend.

Atalanta secured their first leg victory against the Spaniards thanks to two goals from Dutchman Hans Hateboer with Josip Ilicic and Remo Freuler also hitting the target.

Valencia’s goal was scored by the Russian Denis Cheryzev. It is the only previous meeting between Valencia and Atalanta.

Group Stage Recovery

After their poor opening to the group stage, Atalanta looked doomed.

They began by suffering a 4-0 thrashing at Dinamo Zagreb. They then lost 2-1 at home against Shakhtar Donetsk and were crushed 5-1 at Manchester City.

Their first point arrived in their fourth game with a 1-1 draw at home against the English side.

Valencia vs Atalanta UCL Statistics

Valencia
VS
Atalanta

3 Wins 3
2 Losses 3
2 Draws 1
10 Goals 12
11 Goals Against 13
2 Clean Sheets 2
15 Yellow Cards 18
2 Red Cards 0


They then defeated Zagreb 2-0 at home and beat Shakhtar away 3-0 to finish as runners-up behind Manchester City with seven points.

Valencia were winners of Group H after finishing level with Chelsea on 11 points.

They were handed top spot because of their superior head-to-head record against the London club.

An impressive 1-0 win on Matchday 6 at Ajax – last year’s semifinallists – ensured Valencia’s first place in Group H.

That followed a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge in the opening group game and a 2-2 draw at home.

An impressive 1-0 win on Matchday 6 at Ajax – last years’ semifinalists – ensured Valencia’s first place in Group H.

They had been beaten 3-0 at Ajax. In their other group stage fixtures, they drew 1-1 at Lille before winning the return game 4-1.

Valencia’s leading goalscorer is the Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez who has scored 10 goals in all competitions.

However, he has failed to hit the net in five starts and one substitute appearance in the UCL.

Valencia scored just nine times to win Group C while conceding seven.

The Spanish forward Rodrigo and the Rusian Cheryzev are the leading marksmen in the UCL with two goals.

Atalanta’s top scorer is the Slovenian midfielder Ilicic who has 17 in all competitions but only one in the UCL.

Pick: Atalanta +138

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