UEFA Champions League has been quite an interesting one. 15 places for the round of 16 has already been made. Atlanta and Villarreal will face each other to fill the last puzzle of the round of 16. Check out the full match preview, lineups and dream11 team prediction of Atalanta vs Villarreal on our special fantasy football prediction section.
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Atalanta vs Villarreal Match details
Venue: Stadio di Bergamo, Bergamo
Time: 1.30 am (IST)
Where to watch in India- Sony Network and Jio TV
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Team News: Atalanta vs Villarreal Match Preview
The home team coach Gasperini will be very much happy after being unbeaten in the last five matches. However, with the opponent leading with one point they would have to win to qualify for the round of 16. The draw with Manchester United boosted their confidence but another draw against Young Boys would mean they will fall behind the Yellow Submarine in the table. Meanwhile, their Serie A form will certainly give hope to the Italian fans.
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Gasperini will again have a 3-4-3 formation but will be without the services of Robin Gosens and Matteo Lovato. They are still on the injury list. Meanwhile, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Duvan Zapata and Mario Pasalic will form a formidable attacking line for Atlanta. Although, Muriel, Josip Ilicic and Matteo Pessina are expected to be on the bench for this massive clash against the Spanish team. So, make your dream11 team predictions according to that.
Robin Gosens and Matteo Lovato will miss this contest against Villarreal due to injury. No suspensions yet for the team from Italy.
Recent Form in all compettions
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Villarreal, usually a very defensive side will just have to make sure a draw to get a nod in the next stage of the Champions League. The Spanish team won two, drew one and lost two of their five matches in Group F. Unai Emery will have to pick his team up from an ongoing devastating La Liga season. Their loss against Valencia last week will hurt them too. However, the return of Arnaut Danjuma and Francis Coquelin will surely boost their confidence for their biggest clash of the season till now.
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Although, Yeremi Pino will miss the game due to suspension. Hence, make sure to make your fantasy football predictions according to that. Gerard Moreno and Manu Trigueros will control the attack for the yellow submarine. Meanwhile, Juan Foyth, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres and Pervis Estupinan will form the defence for the Spanish team.
Serge Aurier is ineligible for this Atalanta vs Villarreal match. Moreover, Yeremi Pino is on suspension from the last match. No injury concern for Unai Emery’s team.
Recent form in all compettions
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Atalanta vs Villarreal FC – Head to Head
Match – 1
Villarreal – 0
Atalanta – 0
Draw – 1
Possible lineups: Atalanta vs Villarreal FC
Atalanta – Possible XI
Musso; Toloi, Demiral, Palomino; Zappacosta, De Roon, Freuler, Maehle; Pasalic, Zapata, Josip Iličić
Villarreal FC – Possible XI
Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Parejo, Capoue, Coquelin; Trigueros, G Moreno, Danjuma
Atalanta vs Villarreal: Dream11 team predictions
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