In some of the Champions League groups, all is already clear. But there are also quartets where the denouement has been postponed to the very last moment. There are plenty of questions in Group F. On the other hand, the clash between Atalanta and Villarreal will be decided in a head-to-head encounter – whoever wins will make the play-offs – who can win in Bergamo? We have prepared a prediction for the deciding game that will take place on December 8, 2021. Odds for all sporting events can be found at how to use 1xbet bonus.
Atalanta hold their usual high standard
Bergamaschi have become accustomed to the fact that they may not be aiming for the Scudetto, but they are consistently in the top quartet. And in the Champions League they have had time to get used to it. However, if Gian Piero Gasperini’s charges got off to a decent start in Calcio, then in European competition all is not so obvious. Still, they need to win more often – so far the Italians have only one win on loan against Young Boys. There were good chances to beat the Swiss champion in Matchday 5 as well. But after leading 2-1, Malinovskiy and company conceded twice. Only Muriel’s tricky free-kick in the 88th minute made it 3-3.
Villarreal are not impressing this season
The Yellow Submarine were successful in their previous encounter, largely thanks to Unai Emery’s triumph in the Europa League. Now, however, his side have been frankly underperforming. This is particularly evident in La Liga, where, even in winter, the submariners are at the bottom of the table – and they were expected to fight for fourth place. In the UEFA Champions League, Villarreal are second in the group only because they managed to take maximum points against Young Boys: both of their encounters with the Swiss side ended in victories for the Spaniards. However, at home to Atalanta, Villarreal finished in a 2-2 draw. Manchester United lost both of their games. The Yellow Submarine were consistently shorthanded in the closing stages. Look out for Ronaldo’s winning goal in the 5th added minute at Old Trafford!
Atalanta have not played in the European competitions for so long. So it’s no surprise that the teams played their first meeting between them in September.
Atalanta do look more confident than Villarreal this season, especially since they are playing at home now. We recommend to bet on the victory of the Italians over the Spaniards (odds – 1.9).