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RB Leipzig vs Atalanta betting tips: Europa League quarter-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

RB Leipzig vs Atalanta betting tips: Europa League quarter-final first leg preview, predictions and odds
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Zappacosta, Davide
Pezzella, Giuseppe
Nkunku, Christopher
Novoa, Hugo
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Henrichs, Benjamin
Mukiele, Nordi
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Halstenberg, Marcel
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Olmo, Dani
Szoboszlai, Dominik
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Gvardiol, Josko
Halstenberg, Marcel
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Freuler, Remo
Miranchuk, Aleksey
Silva, Andre
Forsberg, Emil
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Pasalic, Mario
Boga, Jeremie
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Muriel, Luis
Zapata, Duvan
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Pessina, Matteo
Scalvini, Giorgio
Zappacosta, Davide
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Gvardiol, Josko
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Muriel, Luis
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Palomino, Jose Luis

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Both sides have scored in all their European matches this season, RB Leipzig netting 20 in eight games while Atalanta have scored 21 in ten. In fact, 16 of the 23 European matches at Red Bull Arena have seen both teams score. Atalanta have found the net in each of their last 13 European matches played outside Bergamo.

Both teams to score is 8/13.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 1/1.

RB Leipzig to win and over 2.5 goals is 8/5.

Christopher Nkunku has scored 27 goals this season, eight of which have been in Europe. He is 11/2 to break the deadlock and 8/5 to score anytime.

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RB Leipzig vs Atalanta betting tips: Europa League quarter-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

BERGAMO, ITALY – FEBRUARY 15: Mario Pašalić of Atalanta BC celebrates the victory at the end of the Serie A match between Atalanta BC and AS Roma at Gewiss Stadium on February 15, 2020 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

These two have enjoyed astronomical rises in recent seasons, albeit via different means, and both will believe this can be their year in Europe.

RB Leipzig played their first-ever match in UEFA competition in 2017 but have reached a Europa League quarter-final and Champions League semi since.

This year, they didn’t win any of their first four Champions League group matches, but back-to-back wins saw them snatch third spot.

Then, in the first knockout round, die Roten Bullen proved too strong for Real Sociedad, drawing 2-2 at home before a 3-1 victory in San Sebastián.

Domenico Tedesco’s side haven’t been in European action since, receiving a bye when Spartak Moskva were thrown out the competition.

But, domestically, Leipzig could be coming into form at just the right time, hammering Borussia Dortmund 4-1 at Westfalenstadion on Saturday.

Konrad Laimer, Christopher Nkunku and Dani Olmo scoring in a victory that means they’ve taken 26 points from the last 33 available.

They’re also through to the DFB-Pokal semi-finals where they’ll host Union Berlin; second-tier Hamburg take on Freiburg in the other tie.

So, there are still two great opportunities for Leipzig to win silverware for the first time since lifting the Regionalliga (fourth-division) title in 2013.

Atalanta though have been a true fairytale story, punching above their weight both at home and abroad for many years now.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s team have finished third in Serie A in each of the last three season, eclipsing the club’s best-ever previous finish of fifth in 1948.

La Dea had reached the Champions League knockout phase in both of the previous two campaigns, but were eliminated in the group stage this time round.

Nevertheless, since dropping down, they’ve won all four Europa League games, overcoming Olympiacos 5-1 and Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 on aggregate.

So now, they’re on a verge of a first European semi-final since losing at that stage of the Cup Winners’ Cup against K.V. Mechelen 34 years ago.

Unlike their German opponents, Atalanta are in poor form, going down 3-1 to Scudetto chasing Napoli on Sunday.

This means La Dea have slipped down to seventh having won just three of their 13 Serie A fixtures.

Will RB Leipzig make home advantage count in this first leg?

RB Leipzig team news

RB Leipzig vs Atalanta betting tips: Europa League quarter-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

Leipzig’s French midfielder Christopher Nkunku (L) and Hanover’s Swedish midfielder Niklas Hult vie for the ball during the German Cup (DFB Pokal) quarter-final football match Hanover 96 v RB Leipzig in Hanover, western Germany on March 2, 2022. Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images)

Without doubt, Christopher Nkunku is the man to watch in red and white having scored an amazing 27 goals this season.

Back in September, he become only the fourth player to score a Champions League hat-trick but lose the game, doing so against Man City.

Ronaldo (2003), Gareth Bale (2010) and İrfan Can Kahveci (2020), the latter against Leipzig, the others.

He’ll continue to partner André Silva in attack with Yussuf Yurary Poulsen out injured.

In midfield, Tyler Adams could return; he was rested on Saturday having played three games in six days for the U.S. last week.

Dani Olmo and Konrad Laimer could be alongside, chosen over Dominik Szoboszlai.

Atalanta team news

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BERGAMO, ITALY – DECEMBER 30: Atalanta BC fans show their support during the serie A match between Atalanta BC and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on December 30, 2017 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

The visitors are without key centre-back Rafael Tolói and Josip Iličić who hasn’t featured since early-January as he’s on compassionate leave.

With Tolói, Merih Demiral could return alongside José Luis Palomino and Berat Gjimshiti at the back.

At wing-back, Joakim Mæhle was only on the bench on Sunday but could displace Davide Zappacosta with Hans Hateboer on the other side.

Likewise, Duván Zapata is expected to return to the XI, displacing his compatriot Luis Muriel, thereby partnering Ruslan Malinovskyi.

Jérémie Boga scored the winner in Germany against Leverkusen last month so will be hoping to do something similar here too.

RB Leipzig vs Atalanta BC form
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SC Freiburg vs RB Leipzig - 1:1
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Arminia Bielefeld vs RB Leipzig - 1:1
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RB Leipzig vs FC Augsburg - 4:0
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Glasgow Rangers vs RB Leipzig - 3:1
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Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig - 3:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Atalanta BC vs Empoli FC - 0:1
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AC Milan vs Atalanta BC - 2:0
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Spezia Calcio vs Atalanta BC - 1:3
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Atalanta BC vs US Salernitana - 1:1
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Atalanta BC vs Torino FC - 4:4
Last 5 games for RB Leipzig
May 21, 2022 DFB Pokal 21/22 SC Freiburg 1  - 1 RB Leipzig
May 14, 2022 Bundesliga 21/22 Arminia Bielefeld 1  - 1 RB Leipzig
May 8, 2022 Bundesliga 21/22 RB Leipzig 4  - 0 FC Augsburg
May 5, 2022 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 3  - 1 RB Leipzig
May 2, 2022 Bundesliga 21/22 Borussia Monchengladbach 3  - 1 RB Leipzig
Last 5 games for Atalanta BC
May 21, 2022 Serie A 21/22 Atalanta BC 0  - 1 Empoli FC
May 15, 2022 Serie A 21/22 AC Milan 2  - 0 Atalanta BC
May 8, 2022 Serie A 21/22 Spezia Calcio 1  - 3 Atalanta BC
May 2, 2022 Serie A 21/22 Atalanta BC 1  - 1 US Salernitana
April 27, 2022 Serie A 21/22 Atalanta BC 4  - 4 Torino FC
RB Leipzig vs Atalanta BC UEFA Europa League 21/22 form
RB Leipzig Atalanta BC
8 Matches played 6
3 Matches won 4
69 Goal attempts 74
30 Shots on goal 28
20 Shots off goal 32
22 Corner kicks 40
41% Average ball possession 49%
19 Shots blocked 14
10 Cards given 12
59 Free kicks 94
12 Offsides 16
1 Shots on post 1
1 Shots on bar 1
8 Goals by foot 9
1 Goals by head 1
10 Goals scored 10
7 Goals conceded 6
RB Leipzig vs Atalanta BC statistics for most recent head to head matches
RB Leipzig Atalanta BC
2 Matches 2
1 Home Matches 1
1 Away Matches 1
3 Total Goals 1
1.5 Average Goals Scored 0.5
1 Wins 0
0 Losses 1
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between RB Leipzig and Atalanta BC
April 14, 2022 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Atalanta BC 0  - 2 RB Leipzig
April 7, 2022 UEFA Europa League 21/22 RB Leipzig 1  - 1 Atalanta BC

Serie A table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Bologna FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 SSC Napoli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Juventus Turin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 AC Milan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 ACF Fiorentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 US Lecce 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Atalanta BC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Inter Milano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 AS Roma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Lazio Rome 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Udinese Calcio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Torino FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Empoli FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Sampdoria Genoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 US Salernitana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 US Cremonese 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Hellas Verona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Sassuolo Calcio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Spezia Calcio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 AC Monza 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: 1 min ago

Bundesliga table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 SC Freiburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 1. FC Cologne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 VfB Stuttgart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Borussia Dortmund 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 VfL Bochum 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bayer Leverkusen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Schalke 04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Werder Bremen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Hertha BSC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 VfL Wolfsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Borussia Monchengladbach 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Bayern Munich 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 FSV Mainz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 TSG Hoffenheim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 FC Augsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Union Berlin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 RB Leipzig 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: 1 min ago

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16:45, Thursday 07 April 2022

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