A lot is at stake in the meeting between Atalanta and Napoli. Europe is looming for both clubs, but nothing is certain. Will it be a Champion’s League ticket, Europa League ticket or ending the season empty handed? The hosts can secure fourth place with a win tonight, while the visitors just need one more win to secure their Europa League participation next year. Even without an audience the tension will be felt all 90 minutes. These are two teams with a lot of quality and willingness to football forward; all the ingredients for a great match for the neutral viewer.
Some impressive figures here for Atalanta especially. Since the restart they have won all three matches; scoring ten times and allowing five. In other words, they kind of picked up where they left off in March. All of their recent games saw over 3.5 goals and with both teams to score; a very interesting bet, also for this game! We have said it before, but Gian Pero Gasperini has transformed Atalanta in the Ajax of 2020; an appealing club with fast paced football. They are by far the most productive team in the Serie A, with 21 goals over Juventus (with a game less played!).
Napoli ain’t no pushover either. Their return to the Serie A has been successful as well without a single loss. They also played more games due to the Coppa Italia (winning it), turning this season into a positive one, even though they might want to have been higher up the charts. Gattuso will rely on his defense for this game, bricking the Atalanta advance and playing on the counter.
Atalanta Napoli Predictions
Malinovsky is suspended for Atalanta and Malcuit is injured on the side of Napoli. But both are not irreplaceable. Their last encounter ended up in a 2-2, so this doesn’t give us much to work with. What is interesting to point out is that six out of their 7 last encounters ended up with over 2.5 goals. This game has fireworks written all over it, so we would go with both teams to score and over 2.5 goals. Over 3.5 if you are feeling brave. Enjoy!