Atalanta vs AC Milan: La Dea to clinch fifth place
Atalanta vs AC Milan: La Dea to clinch fifth place

Atalanta vs AC Milan: La Dea to clinch fifth place

Kick Off: 1945, 13/05/2017

Stadium: Atleti Azzurri d’Italia

TV: BT Sport Extra

Atalanta will wrap up a place in next season’s Europa League by beating AC Milan at home on Saturday night and look a solid bet to achieve that feat.

The visitors are six points behind, with just three Serie A games left to play, and have an inferior goal difference, so they will have to chase an away win.

The hosts have the pace to exploit that and get the nod at 21/20 in our Atalanta vs AC Milan betting tips.

A Look At Atalanta’s Betting Odds

Gian Piero Gasperini has received plenty of plaudits for his work with Atalanta this term and rightly so after taking them from regularly being towards the wrong end of the table up to a fine fifth spot.

All the more impressive is the fact that La Dea have recovered from losing four of their first five Serie A fixtures, heading into this match having tasted defeat just once in their last 15.

A current seven-match unbeaten run includes three victories and draws against Juventus and Roma – with a more than healthy 16 goals netted during that sequence.

Atalanta have gone five games without keeping a clean sheet but we like 4/1 for them to prevail 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1.

A Look At AC Milan’s Betting Odds

We were happy to oppose AC Milan in our preview of last week’s home clash with Roma and it was no surprise to see them once again outplayed by a team above them in the table when going down 4-1.

The Rossoneri had previously laboured against two struggling outfits in Empoli and Crotone and Vincenzo Montella admits some of his younger players have wilted under pressure at the business end of the season.

A return of just one point from away games against the top four in the table also highlights how fragile they are when facing tougher tests.

On the plus side, they did score in three of those fixtures and haven’t drawn a blank in front of goal for 13 games, so 27/10 for a home win and both teams to net stands out from the Atalanta vs AC Milan odds.

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Last result:

Udinese 1-1 ATALANTA – Bryan Cristante

AC MILAN 1-4 Roma – Mario Pasalic

Head-to-head: AC Milan 0-0 Atalanta, Atalanta 2-1 AC Milan, AC Milan 0-0 Atalanta, Atalanta 1-3 AC Milan, AC Milan 0-1 Atalanta.