Atalanta vs Genoa
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 17 January 2021
Kick-Off at 17.00 UK
Venue: MAPEI Stadium, Reggio Emilia.
Only three days after their 3-1 victory against Cagliari in Coppa Italia, team Atalanta will resume with their Serie A obligations. They have an easy task this weekend, at least on paper, facing 17th placed Genoa.
The Griffins have started playing better lately, snatching seven points out of the last four fixtures and getting out of the relegation zone.
Squad from Bergamo celebrated five victories in the last six matches across competitions, so their form overall is more than good.
Despite the fact visitors are awake now, bookies are still heavily backing Atalanta to win the match at low 1.20 odds.
Atalanta vs Genoa Head-to-head
14 out of the last 15 head to head meetings between Atalanta and Genoa have ended either with three goals plus, or both teams scoring at least one goal.
There was total of 32 encounters so far. Atalanta won 14, while Griffins celebrated 10 victories.
Result at this venue in the previous season was 2-2 FT.
Atalanta vs Genoa Prediction
Josip Ilicic was Atalanta’s saviour in the last h2h against Genoa, so the question is can he deliver again against Griffins?
Slovenian striker has been in poor shape throughout whole season, as recent events in the world had big impact on player’s health. However, attacking duo Zapata/Muriel has been on fire, managing to score total of 17 goals together in Serie A so far.
If you fancy some goalscorers market action, picking any of these two Colombians sounds like a good call.
Atalanta are currently 5th on the table and potential win on Sunday could allow them to keep fighting for top 4 spots.
Genoa have been extremely shy on the road, winning only one out of eight games and scoring only five goals. They are consistent when it comes to offense lately, so we see good value in backing home win & BTTS.
Atalanta vs Genoa Betting Tips
Home win & BTTS @ 2.50
Over 3.5 goals @ 2.00.