Atalanta and RB Leipzig Show They’re True Champions League Contenders

Posted By High Press 10 on March 10, 2020

It’s time to take two teams very seriously in this year’s UEFA Champions League.

Josip Ilicic scored four (!!!) goals to lead Atalanta to a 4-3 (8-4!!! aggregate) win over Valencia today.

In Germany, Marcel Sabitzer’s brace helped RB Leipzig cruise to a 3-0 (4-0 aggreggate) win over a hapless Hotspur squad.

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Atalanta AF

Atalanta is for real. They’re basically 2017-18 Liverpool. They’ve score 87 goals in 33 matches. This is a tough out for squad in the world.

While they have goal scoring options all over the pitch, they’re led by 32 year-old Josip Illicic. Think of him as the Bosnia and Herzegovina version of Jamie Vardy. In front of a totally empty stadium (thanks corona!) at Valencia, he was unstoppable. Just watch:

Atalanta is priced at +2300 to win the Champions League this year. Take a flier on that one. They’re a fun sweat.

RB Leipzig are dynamic but still, it was Jose Mourinho’s Spurs

First and foremost: RB Leipzig are legit. Nobody wants to face this side.

They steamrolled Tottenham on a 4-0 aggregate. But it was Tottenham. Under Jose Mourinho. Who lasted all of a month before he became “Captain Deflector” (credit: ESPN FC). This isn’t a good squad. They’re only going to get worse under Mou’s constant brow-beating. He’s like a disapproving old Sicilian grandmother. Just beats you down.

Still, nothing you can do about this:

Oddsmakers also like Leipzig. They’re now priced at +1700 to win this year’s UCL.

If you’re a fan of aesthetically pleasing soccer, root for these two to draw each other in the quarterfinals.

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