Atalanta vs Bologna
Italian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 4 April 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Bergamo).
Local fans in Bergamo have full right to dream of the Champions League anthem after a phenomenal 29th round for their team. Atalanta pulled off a huge 1-3 victory over Parma away at Stadio Ennio Tardini, while Milan lost 1-0 away at Sampdoria. This means La Dea are now just three points shy of Rossoneri in fourth place.
A real buzz is thus expected in and around sold-out Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on Thursday evening when Atalanta host relegation strugglers Bologna aiming to keep the stellar form going and clinch another victory.
La Dea won three and drew one of last four league matches. They bagged at least two goals in five of past seven home outings across competitions. Gianpiero Gasperini has a true predator in the final third in his ranks in the like of Duvan Zapata who took his league tally to 19 with a brace against Parma on Sunday.
Atalanta vs Bologna: Head-to-head
The head to head record completely favours Atalanta who lead the tie by eight wins coming into 32nd meeting with I Rossoblu.
La Dea were especially dominant in the most recent history of meetings with Bologna and will come into this off the back of six consecutive wins against I Rossoblu.
Atalanta won 8, drew 6 and lost just 1 of 15 home matches against Bologna.
Atalanta vs Bologna: Prediction
Bologna will also head into this on high, following a phenomenal streak of three successive wins in Serie A. Sinisa Mihajlovic truly popped up as team’s saviour as such winning thread helped I Rossoblu escape the red zone. They are now two points above the line and still have a mountain to climb to finish the job.
However, it’s really hard to see the visitors maintaining their winning run here against Champions League hopefuls, especially if we know about their poor away record of 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 defeats in 15 league affairs on the road.
Atalanta vs Bologna: Bet Tips
Atalanta to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Duvan Zapata to score anytime @ 1.72 (8/11).