Atalanta vs Genoa
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 2 February 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo)
The freely-scoring hosts are massive favourites to land their 12th win of the season when they take on nineteenth-placed Genoa on Sunday.
Atalanta vs Genoa: Match Preview
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side bounced back from their shock defeat to SPAL with a 7-0 hammering of Granata at the Turin’s Olimpico. The Bergamese are in decent run of form, having earned ten points from last five league matches, netting mind-blowing 19 goals during that span.
With 38 points to their name, La Dea are currently occupying fifth position in the standings, one point behind Roma and seven points ahead of Europa League chasing pack.
Atalanta have recorded five wins, one draw and four defeats as hosts at Gewiss Stadium and Ennio Tardini, averaging 2.90 goals scored per match, whilst conceding 1.60. They have won three of their last five home fixtures.
After back-to-back defeats to Hellas Verona (1-2) and Roma (1-3) Il Grifone played out a goalless draw at Fiorentina. Davide Nicola’s men had several opportunities to score, but Bartlomiej Dragowski made numerous incredible saves, including a penalty kick from Domenico Criscito in the 15th minute.
With the win-draw-loss record of 3-6-12, Genoa are second-to-last, tied on points with SPAL and Brescia, and one point off of Lecce.
The Rossoblu’s are winless on the road with five draws and six defeats to date, bagging 0.91 goals per match and shipping 2.36 in return. Genoa have lost two of their last three road games.
Atalanta vs Genoa: Team News & Probable Starting Lineups
Atalanta’s squad is at full strength, with no injuries or suspensions to speak of.
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Gollini – Djimsiti, Palomino, Toloi – Gosens, Hateboer, Pasalic, D.Roon – Gomez – Zapata, Ilicic
Cristian Kouame (11 games – 5 goals) is out for the season (and close to Fiorentina), whilst Lerager (11/0) and Zapata (12/0) are doubtful for the trip.
Genoa (3-5-2): Perin – Biraschi, Romero, Criscito – Ankersen, Barreca, Behrami, Schone, Sturaro – Pandev, Sanabria
Atalanta vs Genoa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (31 games): Atalanta 14 Wins, Genoa 10 Wins, 7 Draws.
- Atalanta have 9-2-4 record at home against Grifone.
- Three goals or more have been scored in their last eight head-to-head duels.
- BTTS – Yes was a winning bet in six of their last eight encounters.
- Atalanta have won the reverse fixture 2-1 thanks to Duvan Zapata’s stoppage-time winner.
Atalanta vs Genoa: Prediction
The freely-scoring hosts are averaging 3.8 goals scored per game over the last five Serie A outings and with great medical report, I’m willing to back them to claim a comprehensive win on Saturday.
As for my second bet, I will take Over 3 goals (Asian total). Four goals or more have been scored in 80 percent of Atalanta home games and Genoa road numbers are absolutely dreadful, worst in the league actually.
Lasty, I’ll follow my hunch and pick Atalanta to win 4-1. Good luck!
Atalanta vs Genoa: Betting Tips
Atalanta -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.75 odds.
Over 3 Goals (Asian Total) @ 1.79
Correct Score Tip: Atalanta To Win 4-1 @ 16.50.