Another year for Atalanta to prove their prolific squad comes to a test this week in the Champions League. The side welcomes Ajax at the Bergamo in the challenging Group D. The match schedules for Tuesday with kickoff at 11:00 pm.
The Italian kickstarted their second successive stay in the Champions League with a 4-0 away win against side Midtjylland. Left-back Tagliafico’s own goal handed Ajax a loss against Liverpool at home in their opening match.
The fixture will mark their first time both sides have met in this competition. It has been worth the wait for both sides who have excelled in their attacking form over the past few years to become a threat.
Ajax made up for their loss in Group D with a resounding whopping 13 goals away against side VVV Venlo. The side stands at Europe’s highest-scoring affair over the recent years. Youngster Traore netted five goals for his side.
The Bergamaschi started off the new season with three successive wins while netting 13 goals in the process. The side is currently losing streak in Serie A with losses to Napoli and Sampdoria at home.
In their recent campaign, the side only lost 2-1 to side Shakhtar Donetsk in the second Champions League last 16 European matches. It is garnering up to be an anticipated match, with both sides sharing close resemblance in their bid to win the Champions League.
Atalanta vs. Ajax Head to Head
Both sides have not met any occasion in their recent histories, and this will mark their first encounter. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Atalanta 1-3 Sampdoria
FC Midtylland 0-4 Atalanta
Napoli 4-1 Atalanta
Atalanta 5-2 Cagliari
Lazio 1-4 Atalanta
VVV-Venlo 0-13 Ajax
Ajax 0-1 Liverpool
Ajax 5-1 Heerenveen
FC Groningen 1-0 Ajax
Ajax 2-1 Vitesse
Atalanta Team News
Aleksei Miranchuk marked his return to the side from a thigh injury with a goal against Midtjylland and ready to start on the bench. After undergoing knee surgery, defender Mattia Caldara will remain on the sidelines till January.
Ajax Team News
Forward Mohammed Kudus missed the loss at Grinongen with an injury but made a comeback to score his first goal against Heerenveen. Winger Anthony looks set to make a start after missing their encounter with Liverpool due to any injury.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides are excelling on their attacking form, and we expect a hard-fought encounter this Tuesday.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5