Atalanta vs PSG Betting Tip Both teams to score – 12 August 2020

First Champions League quarter-final could be a cracker

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ItalyAtalanta vs PSGFrance
11 August 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 8/15 odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 11 August

The revamped quarter-finals of the Champions League begin on Wednesday was the always entertaining Atalanta face a PSG team desperate for European success.

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Atalanta Preview – Is Atalanta’s dream run set to continue at the expense of one of the competition favourites?

When Atalanta lost 5-1 at Manchester City back in October – to make it three defeats from their first three games – any hope of qualifying for the knockout phase of the Champions League looked beyond them. Now, they are approaching their first ever quarter-final in the competition and looking to make more history. It’s been a dramatic turnaround in fortunes for Gian Piero Gasperini and his players. Atalanta come into tomorrow’s game having won their last four Champions League games and unbeaten in five.

In that time the Serie A club have scored 14 goals which shows just how prolific they are going forward and they will be very confident they can trouble PSG tomorrow.

Our betting prediction:
Duvan Zapata to score in 90 minutes

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 11 August)


With Champions League qualification for next season already assured courtesy of another top four finish domestically, in some ways this is something a free hit for Atalanta. Nobody expected them to still be in the competition following their horrendous start and they are also facing one of the favourites in the shape of PSG.

The mentality at the club is such that they will be looking to cause a big upset. The area of Bergamo is still reeling from what has went on and the football team could go some way to bringing some relief to that suffering.

PSG Preview – Will the Parisians finally break their hoodoo and reach semi-finals for just the second time?


Despite the vast sums of money that have been spent assembling some of the top players in world football, the fact remains that PSG have not reached the semi-final of the Champions League since 1994/95. Long before the current owners were involved. This is the first time that PSG have reached the quarter-finals since 2016 which was the fourth year in succession they achieved that feat.

Overall performances have not been good enough in Europe, players and coaches have come and gone and the pressure is on this group to get over not only this hurdle but the next two and lift the trophy for the first time in the club’s history.

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Thomas Tuchel’s men have shown some resolve already in the campaign when defeating the coach’s former team 3-2 on aggregate having been 2-1 down from the first leg. They have been virtually flawless other than that loss with a 2-2 draw away to Real Madrid their only dropped points in the group stage.

The big news is that Kylian Mpbappe is set to be bet to start the game having been injured in the French Cup final a couple of weeks ago. The Frenchman has five goals already in this season’s competition.

Atalanta vs PSG Betting Advice

With the change to one-game ties it tends to favour the more inferior team with the thinking that the outcome is more random over 90 minutes than it would be 180 minutes. Atalanta have shown they are a match for anybody on their day both with their domestic performances against the top teams and also their draw against City at home. Equally, they can be naive at times but appear to learn their lessons quickly.

For PSG, their quality is undoubted but there is always going to be a question mark over their mentality and cohesiveness as a team until they get to semi-finals and finals regularly.

Key Facts – Atalanta vs PSG Betting Tip

  • Having lost their first three games in the Champions League, Atalanta are unbeaten in five – winning their last four
  • PSG have only once reached the semi-final stage of the Champions League, that coming in 1994/95
  • The winners of this game will face either Atletico Madrid or RB Leipzig in the semi-final


It’s a game where the best players on the park are all attackers. Five of Atalanta’s eight Champions League games have had both teams scoring. I’m confident this will be their sixth match in nine where that occurs.

The best betting odds for Atalanta vs PSG

Atalanta to win: 13/5 Betfair
Draw: 3/1 at Betfair
PSG to win: 19/20 at Betfair