Europa League 2021-22: RB Leipzig vs Atalanta prediction and betting tips (April 7)
RB Leipzig play Atalanta for the first time in their history. This is the first leg of their UEL quarter-final game. They have great momentum for this match. Can they beat Atalanta in this game?
Ruslan Malinosky (Atalanta) is the key player to watch out for
Ruslan Malinosky (Atalanta) is the key player to watch out for

RB Leipzig duel Atalanta in the quarter-final of the 2021-22 Europa League season. This is the first leg of the fixture.

The match is scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 7 April 2022. The match venue is Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Saxony.

Betting tips and match predictions for the RB Leipzig vs Atalanta (April 7) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.

RB Leipzig vs Atalanta latest odds on betting sites

RB Leipzig to win odds are priced at 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while Atalanta to win odds are priced at 4.30 (+330; 33/10).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: RB Leipzig — 50%, draw — 27%, Atalanta — 23%.

Latest betting odds on RB Leipzig vs Atalanta (7 April 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5, -1.0) on RB Leipzig — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5, +1.0) on Atalanta — 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.63 (-160; 5/8)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)

RB Leipzig vs Atalanta match preview and statistics

RB Leipzig haven’t lost in 10 matches, with seven wins and three draws. The Red Bulls beat Dortmund 4-1 in their last match.

Konrad Laimer opened the scoring in the 21st minute with a right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal, assisted by Christopher Nkunku with a through ball. Laimer doubled the lead in the 30th min with a left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

Nkunku made it 3-0 in the 58th minute of the second half with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Laimer. Donyell Malen pulled one back in the 84th minute with a header from very close range to the top left corner, assisted by Emre Can following a corner.

Daniel Olmo called it a day in the 86th minute with a right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner, assisted by Nkunku. Team statistics: 36% possession, 1.24 expected goals (xG), 10 total shots, two big chances, five shots on target, 280 accurate passes, two offsides, five corners, one yellow card.

RB Leipzig team news: Amadou Haidara and Yussuf Poulsen are sidelined due to injuries.

Atalanta have three wins, a draw and a loss in their previous five games. They lost 1-3 to Napoli in their last game.

Top stats: 56% possession, 1.75 expected goals, 19 total shots, three big chances, three shots on target, 458 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, 15 fouls committed, nine corners, two yellow cards. They dominated the game, but when it mattered the most they couldn’t step up.

While they missed two big chances, Napoli converted all their three big chances. Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a shot to the bottom left corner from the penalty spot.

Matteo Politano made it 0-2 in the 37th minute with a shot from the centre to the bottom right corner, assisted by Insigne. Marten de Roon pulled one back in the 58th minute with a header from the centre of the box to the top right corner, assisted by Miranchuk with a cross. Elmas made it 1-3 in the 81st minute with a shot from the centre of the box, assisted by Lozano.

La Dea beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 on aggregate to advance from the Round of 16. The Black and Blues won 3-2 in the first leg and won 1-0 in the return leg.

Atalanta team news: Berat Djimsiti, Josip Ilicic and Rafael Toloi are sidelined due to injuries.

RB Leipzig vs Atalanta H2H

This is going to be the first official head-to-head game between Leipzig and Atalanta.

RB Leipzig vs Atalanta lineups and key players

RB Leipzig projected starting lineup:

  • Péter Gulácsi
  • Mohamed Simakan
  • Willi Orban
  • Josko Gvardiol
  • Angeliño
  • Konrad Laimer
  • Kevin Kampl
  • Marcel Halstenberg
  • Dani Olmo
  • Christopher Nkunku
  • Andre Silva

Christopher Nkunku is the key player to watch out for. He had a top performance in their last match against Dortmund, scored a goal and provided two assists. Nkunku has a goal in two games in the Europa League. Looking forward to another great game from him.

Atalanta projected starting lineup:

  • Jose Luis Palomino
  • Giorgio Scalvini
  • Merih Demiral
  • Hans Hateboer
  • Marten de Roon
  • Remo Freuler
  • Davide Zappacosta
  • Ruslan Malinovsky
  • Teun Koopmeiners
  • Jeremie Boga

Ruslan Malinosky is the key player to watch out for. He is their top scorer in the Europa League with three goals and two assists in four games. Malinosky has to have a good performance in this game.

RB Leipzig vs Atalanta predictions and betting tips

RB Leipzig are in very good form, unbeaten in 10 straight matches. They are also unbeaten in seven home games. Due to their form, the Red Bulls are the favourites to win this tie. Atalanta are still in good form. They lost only one of their last five games.

This is going to be the first meeting between both sides, we can pick some info from Atalanta’s last opponent in the UEL. The Goddess did well against Leverkusen, which is also a German team.

Predictions for this match are Asian Handicap (-0.5) on RB Leipzig, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score. Leipzig have the home advantage in this game, with their home form, the odds are in their favour to win. Atalanta will hit back in the match even though they might lose. I don’t see them being silent without a reply. Not expecting a clean sheet for either side.

Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-0.5) on RB Leipzig

Odds: 1.77 (-130 American; 10/13 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.66 (-150 American; 2/3 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 1.63 (-160 American; 5/8 Fractional)

Football UEFA Europa League . Quarter-finals. Leg 1
RB Leipzig — Atalanta
Not settled
Over 2.5 goals
1.66
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