Wednesday’s main event will undoubtedly be the second semi-final in the Champions League. But Italy offer an alternative – there are four Serie A fixtures to be played on the same evening. One of the most interesting encounters will be between Atalanta and Torino. Who will be able to win in Bergamo? An exclusive forecast for the curious match on April 27, 2022 has been prepared by the journalists for the website. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at 1 xbet.
Atalanta need a restart
Bergamaschi have spoiled everyone – both the fans and even the experts. They, frankly, haven’t been on the radar for too long – the breakthrough happened under Gian Piero Gasperini. But you get used to a good game, and the club have been delivering nice consistency. And it was taken for granted that it was Atalanta who were in the top flight. So it was at the beginning of this season, but then it all went downhill. And the first bell was the withdrawal from the Champions League after the group stage. There were hopes of saving the season in the Europa League. But after getting through Olympiacos and Bayer in the playoffs, and playing 1-1 in Germany, eventually they lost to RB Leipzig at home, and went out in the quarterfinals. And in Calcio, there is no way to achieve anything – in April there were defeats not only to Napoli, but also to Sassuolo and Verona. And only Venice, not without problems, managed to win – 3-1. Well, it remains to fight for places in the European competitions.
Torino can just finish the season
The Pomegranates have a fairly ambitious owner and a squad with plenty of stars. But last season the club finished as high as 17th, albeit by a comfortable margin from the relegation zone. But everyone wanted to make a noticeable improvement, and that task was entrusted to Ivan Djuric, who was brought on from Verona in 2021. The team with the Croatian was unable, at least from the outset, to claim European competitions. But it really is progressing, and now it has four dozen points. Yes, it is not always possible to win, but there are few defeats. “The Bulls started April with a win over Salernitana, and then shared the points through draws with the grands, Milan and Lazio. And with La Spezia, it was again a fairly confident win – their opponent scored an own goal from the penalty spot just before the final whistle.
In 2020-2021, Atalanta played with confidence against Torino. Taken 10 points from a possible 12, including snatching 2-1 through an extra-time goal in August at Pomegranate Field.
Atalanta are considered favourites, but it won’t be that easy. We recommend betting on a neutral option with “total over 2.5 goals” (odds – 1.83).