Head to head
Everton play host to Atalanta in Europa League Group E on Thursday. Read our football predictions to find out why an away win is the betting tip at Goodison Park. Everton have nothing to play for and are already eliminated from the competition. Meanwhile, Atalanta are in a straight shootout with Olympique Lyonnais for top spot and will be desperate for three points here.
Everton v Atalanta Preview
Everton cannot use Oumar Niasse in this competition and are unlikely to risk Morgan Schneiderlin considering their current injury crisis. David Unsworth will rotate his squad heavily in order to keep certain players fresh for the Premier League. Wayne Rooney, Ashley Williams and Cuco Martina are expected to start, after missing out at the weekend.
Atalanta have just one injury concern ahead of the trip to Goodison Park. Leonardo Spinazzola is in the treatment room but the visitors have an otherwise clean bill of health. Andrea Masiello and Josip Ilicic are both one booking away from missing the final group game.
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Team Predictions Everton v Atalanta
Everton 4-2-3-1 formation: Pickford; Martina, Williams, Keane, Kenny; Besic, Davies; Lookman, Rooney, Klaasen; Calvert-Lewin
Atalanta 3-5-2 formation: Berisha; Palomino, Caldara, Masiello; Castagne, Roon, Freuler, Cristante, Hateboer; Gomez, Petagna
Everton v Atalanta Betting Tips
- Everton have won 1 drawn 3 and lost 6 of their last 10 matches
- Atalanta have won 3 drawn 4 and lost 3 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Everton have scored an average of 1.2 goals and conceded an average of 2.2 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Atalanta have scored an average of 1.4 goals and conceded an average of 1.3 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Everton’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Atalanta’s previous 10 matches Back Under 2.5 Goals with Unibet
Everton v Atalanta Prediction
Everton finally got a win against Watford before the international break but had to work very hard for a draw against Crystal Palace last time out. The Toffees twice needed to come from behind to salvage the point and whoever takes the helm has plenty of work to do to get this squad on the same page.
Atalanta appear to have placed priority on the Europa League and their Serie A form is suffering as a consequence. They already know how to beat Everton as evidenced in the video above. Their 2-0 defeat away to high-flying Inter on Sunday was no great shock and this match is more within their compass.
Everton have failed to win a Europa League match this season, picking up just one point so far. They’ve conceded at least two goals in their last four matches in this competition which makes them easy to oppose from a betting perspective. Atalanta are tipped to win and keep the pressure on Lyon for top spot.
Free Betting Tips
ATALANTA at 27/20 with Sportingbet
UNDER 2.5 GOALS at Evs with Unibet
Correct Score Prediction
ATALANTA 2-0 at 12/1 with Betfair