Atalanta vs Napoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 2nd December 2018
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Bergamo).
The very last fixture of the 14th round of Serie A has Atalanta and Napoli pitted against each other. Carlo Ancelotti’s men travel to Bergamo to take on their opponents for the week.
Napoli occupies the second spot in the table after securing 29 points from their 13 matches. Their record reads nine wins, two draws, and two losses. Napoli has scored 26 goals and conceded 13 in return.
Atalanta has posted 18 points on the board, and is at the ninth spot on the table. Their record is five wins, three draws, and five losses. Atalanta has scored 25 goals and has conceded 17 in return.
Napoli really did disappoint their fans last week at home. They hosted possibly the worst team in the league, Chievo, and had to share the spoils with them. The entire match remained goalless. Against a team, that has just one point on the table, it was similar to a loss for the home fans.
Atalanta messed up huge last weekend against Empoli. The visitors, Atalanta, were leading 0-2 at the 42nd minute before they lost their nerves and allowed a comeback by the home team.
But even at the dying minutes of the game, Atalanta had the chance to finish out with three points. But an own goal in the 77th minute, and an injury-time goal by the hosts gave the three points to the hosts.
Atalanta vs Napoli Head-to-head (h2h)
- The away sides have won three of the last four head-to-head ties.
- Atalanta is winless in ten of their last fourteen matches.
- Napoli has lost only one of their last 14 games.
- Atalanta is winless in four of their last six home games.
- Napoli has lost only one of their last six matches on the road.
Atalanta vs Napoli Prediction
Napoli absolutely cannot be complacent in this game, after their howler of a performance last weekend against Chievo. The home fans were furious with the players for allowing Juventus to make an undisturbed march towards the title.
Napoli will avoid a loss at the cost of their lives in this tie. It’s only logical to back them up in this match.
Atalanta too had an evening to forget last match-day. Both teams will play it safe. Goals will be scarce come Sunday. Eight of the last nine head-to-head ties had under 3.5 match goals.
Napoli has lost only one of their last 14 games. Also, they have experienced a loss in only one of last six attempts on the road. On the other hand, Atalanta is winless in ten of their last 14 overall matches, and four of last six home ties.
Atalanta vs Napoli Betting Tips
Napoli: Draw No Bet @ 1.67 (2/3)
Under 3.5 match goals @ 1.40 (2/5).