Atalanta Bergamo debuted in the Champions League a year ago. Right off the bat, the Nerazzurri made it to the quarter-finals, in spite of a weak start, in which it was only in stoppage time. against Paris. This season there are again four newcomers to the premier class. For the first time in the club’s history, FC Midtjylland, among others, made it into the group stage, in which the very first competitive game is now on the program.
In the run-up to the premiere of the Jutlanders, the betting base odds comparison shows that the Danes are starting as an underdog. At Midtjylland vs. Atalanta Bergamo beat the bookmakers’ odds clearly towards the guests from Italy.
This assessment is not surprising, because the only fifth Danish club ever to have successfully qualified for the Champions League, nominally does not have an overly strong squad to throw in the scales. It seems unlikely that the Jutlanders will be able to pull the plug on the Lombards’ brilliant offensive.
Accordingly, at Midtjylland against Atalanta Bergamo we recommend the tip on the away win of the Nerazzurri, which we provide with an Asian handicap of -1.5 in order to increase the odds a little.
FC Midtjylland is a comparatively young club. The Jutlanders only emerged from a merger in 1999, but only two years later qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time in the club’s history.
The Ulvene (in German: the wolves) have won the Danish championship three times. Including all three times in the last six seasons – most recently this summer when they were even 14 points ahead of FC Copenhagen.
For the third time, the Jutlanders were allowed to take part in the qualifying rounds for the premier class. True to the motto “All good things come in threes”, this time the Danes also managed to assert themselves for the first time.
With Ludogorez Rasgrad, BSC Young Boys and Slavia Prague, they beat three teams that were previously in the preliminary round of the Champions League. The strength of the home was particularly impressive. Brian Priske’s team won both games in the MCH arena at home with a total of 7-1 goals.
Overall, the Ulvene are six wins from their last ten competitive games in the qualifying rounds for the Champions League. Now, however, the level rises dramatically when a quarter-finalist from the previous season visits Jutland. This is also reflected in the assessment of the bookmakers.
This certainly includes the fact that there was only one international competitive win from the last five games in the MCH Arena before the two home wins in qualifying.
For the first time in their club history Atalanta Bergamo started with three wins in a row in Serie A. The Nerazzurri became the first club in the history of Italian football to score at least four goals per game in the first three games of the season.
This start was particularly impressive, because it was not against small lights, but among other things against another Champions League participant, when Lazio could be defeated 4-1 away.
At the weekend, however, the Orobici botched their dress rehearsal in all forms and were brought back to earth at the SSC Naples in the south of the country. Gian Piero Gasperini’s team went down in form with 1: 4.
Not only could “La Dea” be countered ice cold several times, but the Lombards also once again revealed their great weakness: the lack of flexibility. The Gasperini system does not provide for adapting to the opponent. Instead, the Nerazzurri only know the way to the opposing goal. It is no coincidence that the goal difference of 14: 9 comes from just four league games.
Now, after the first competitive defeat of the 2020/21 season, the return to the group stage of the premier class should succeed. A year ago when they made their debut, Bergamo got off to a bad start with 4-0 away in Zagreb before the Lombards increased massively. With four wins in a row, they even made it to the quarter-finals, where there wasn’t much to go through against PSG.
Against this background, at Midtjylland against Atalanta Bergamo, the tip on the away win of the Gasperini-Elf should again be the right choice, although there is still a lot to be said for a high-scoring match. After all, the Orobici travel to Jutland without first goalkeeper Gollini and representative Carnesecchi. Again, Sportiello is only number three between the posts, which did not always cut the best figure in the nine goals conceded from four league games.