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Atalanta – Shakhtar Donetsk betting tips for today, October 1, 2019

Kick-off: 17:55 Atalanta – Shakhtar Donetsk
Football: Champions League – Group Stage – Round 2
Tip: 1 Half Over 0.5 Goals
Odds: 1.36
Bookmaker: William Hill
Match Result: 1:2(1:1) WON!!!

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Eight goals in three competitive matches was Atalanta’s answer to their 4-0 loss vs Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League (CL) Group C opener. That was just a second blank in 15 competitive matches for Atalanta. Furthermore, this sequence saw them score at least twice in 12 games, with nearly half (seven of 15) producing over 3.5 total match goals.
However, Atalanta’s last three continental games (including qualifiers) have seen them draw a blank. Furthermore, in six of their last ten competitive games at the San Siro (their ‘home’ for CL games) Atalanta have failed to score. Additionally, eight matches during this run produced under 2.5 total match goals.
Shakhtar started their CL engagements with a home loss to Manchester City, making it four losses in eight CL games (W1, D3, L4). It gets worse on the road, with eight losses in Shakhtar’s last 11 CL away games (W2, D1, L8). Furthermore, Shakhtar have failed to score in eight games during this run.
The ‘Pitmen’ haven’t enjoyed travelling to Italy either, losing on eight of their 11 visits (W1, D2, L8). Their lone win came in February 2011, with Shakhtar also conceding nine goals in three visits to the San Siro (D1, L2).
Players to watchPapu Gómez (ATA) has two goals and three assists in seven competitive matches this season, while Júnior Moraes (SHA) has eight goals in 11 competitive matches this season, with his last four coming after the hour mark.
Stat attack: Eight of Atalanta’s nine second-half league goals this season have come in the final half-hour of play.
Shakhtar haven’t kept a clean sheet in a CL away match since August 2015, conceding at least twice in eight of 11 games hence.
Shakhtar have conceded 30 goals in their 11 visits to Italy, conceding over 1.5 goals in eight of those trips.