Atalanta and AC Milan clash in Round 2 of the 2022-23 Serie A season.
The match is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 21 August 2022. The match venue is Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo.
Latest odds on betting sites
Atalanta to win odds are priced at 2.80 (+180 American; 9/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while AC Milan to win odds are priced at 2.50 (+150; 3/2).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Atalanta — 35%, draw — 29%, AC Milan — 36%.
Latest betting odds on Atalanta vs AC Milan (21 August 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (0.0) on Atalanta — 2.04 (+104; 26/25)
- Asian handicap (0.0) on AC Milan — 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.57 (-175; 4/7)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.25 (+125; 5/4)
Match preview and statistics
Atalanta won their Round 1 match of the season and picked up three points right away. They beat Sampdoria 2-0 in the away game.
Sampdoria scored first in the 14th minute, but the goal was ruled out by VAR because of a foul. Rafael Toloi opened the scoring in the 26th minute with a shot from close range to the bottom left corner. Mario Paasalic assisted with the headed pass.
New signing Ademola Lookman got on the scoresheet in his first official game for the Nerazzurri. Following the fast break, Lookman got the ball from Ruslan Malinovsky and buried it with his left foot into the centre of the net.
Piero Gasperini’s team had 45% possession, 2.17 expected goals (xG), nine total shots, three big chances, three shots on target, 285 accurate passes, 77% pass accuracy, 21 fouls, two corners and six yellow cards.
Atalanta team news: Davide Zappacosta, Ederson and Merih Demiral are sidelined due to injuries.
AC Milan are off to a running start in the league. The Rossoneri beat Udinese 4-2 in their first league match of the season.
Rodrigo Becao gave Udinese an early lead in the second minute, with the header following the inswinging corner from Deulofeu. Milan were given a penalty in the 10th minute, and Theo Hernandez converted it to make it 1-1.
Ante Rebic made it 2-1 in the 15th minute. Davide Calabria’s cross fell right into the feet of Rebic, who placed it to the bottom corner. Udinese pulled one back on the stroke of halftime to make it 2-2. A diving header from Adam Masina went straight into the net.
Just after the start of the second half, Brahim Diaz poked the ball into the net following the poor clearance by the keeper. Rebic scored Milan’s fourth goal and bagged his brace in the 68th minute with a thundering shot from close range. Diaz assisted the goal.
The Rossoneri had 59% possession, 2.33 expected goals (xG), 14 total shots, five shots on target, three big chances, 429 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, 16 fouls, five corners and one yellow card.
AC Milan team news: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unavailable due to injury.
Atalanta vs AC Milan H2H
AC Milan have won the last three matches against Atalanta. They won 2-0 in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
Atalanta projected starting lineup:
- Juan Musso
- Rafael Toloi
- Memeh Caleb Okoli
- Berat Djimsiti
- Marten de Roon
- Teun Koopmeiners
- Hans Hateboer
- Joakim Maehle
- Mario Pasalic
- Duvan Zapata
- Luis Muriel
Mario Pasalic is the key player to watch out for. He had a very good performance in their league opener against Sampdoria and assisted a goal. Looking forward to another good game from the midfielder.
AC Milan projected starting lineup:
- Mike Maignan
- Davide Calabria
- Pierre Kalulu
- Fikayo Tomori
- Theo Hernandez
- Ismael Bennacer
- Rade Krunic
- Alexis Saelemaekers
- Brahim Diaz
- Rafael Leao
- Ante Rebic
Ante Rebic is the key player to watch out for. His output in the game against Udinese should earn him a starting spot in this match. Rebic scored a brace in the 4-2 win. He should be able to get on the scoresheet against Atalanta.
Prediction and betting tips
Atalanta and AC Milan had good performances in their respective previous games. They both won their league openers and will be yearning for a win in this clash. The Rossoneri have a good h2h record against the Nerazzurri, with three consecutive wins in the last three meetings.
Predictions for this match are HT/FT — Atalanta/draw, and BTTS (Yes). It is their first game of the season in front of the fans. The Goddess can easily take the early lead and win the first half, expect Milan to also score, which brings us to the conclusion. There is a low chance we’ll see a clean sheet in this game.
Betting prediction: HT/FT — 1/X
Odds: 13.00 (+1200 American; 6/5 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.57 (-175 American; 4/7 Fractional)