Atalanta – Villarreal
In their last outings in the Champions League, both Atalanta and Villarreal spurned chances to move closer to qualification to the second round. This time they face off in Bergamo in a Group F match neither side can afford to lose. Atalanta, the hosts, are third with six points while Villarreal are second, on seven points. Atalanta have scored two or more in four of the last five matches and each of their last four home matches has produced over 2.5 goals, with both sides scoring in four of their last five at home.
Villarreal aren’t enjoying a very good run; in their last 10 matches they have just three wins, and have lost five. They head into this game after an away loss at Sevilla, their third defeat in four matches and they’ve managed just one clean sheet in their last five matches.
Atalanta are in good shape and will be confident after beating Napoli and Juventus in two of their last three matches. Their biggest weakness in the recent matches has been a porous defence and Villarreal, though on a poor run, will want to take advantage. A good pick here is on the game ending with over 2.5 goals.
This match will be played on 08/12/2021 at 22:00.