Atalanta vs Napoli
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 21 February 2021
Kick-Off at 17.00 UK
Venue: Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo.
Atalanta and Napoli are lock on 40 points ahead of their clash on Sunday evening at Gewiss Stadium. The two sides have just recently battled each other twice in the Coppa Italia semi-final.
The La Dea advanced to the final 3-1 in aggregate. Can they back up such success with the league victory over the same opposition? Such an important match comes at a tough moment for both sides.
Gianpiero Gasperini’s men are about to play host to Real Madrid in the first leg of their last 16 round of the UEFA Champions League tie in three days. I Partinopei are in the midst of their Europa League tie with Granada at the same time.
Both outfits should enter the game in high spirits. Atalanta finally kept a clean sheet after conceding three goals to Lazio and Torino each.
They saw off relegation-threatened Cagliari 0-1on the road thanks to a late goal from substitute Luis Muriel. La Dea now share the 5th position with Napoli as Juventus are two points above in the 4th.
Atalanta vs Napoli Head-to-head
- A win here for Atalanta would make the head to head stats all square at 16 wins apiece after 46 meetings.
- As mentioned above, La Dea qualified for the Coppa Italia final by beating Napoli 3-1 on aggregate in the semis (0-0 and 3-1).
- I Partinopei, however, claimed a demolishing 4-1 victory when they met Atalanta in the reverse league fixture in mid-October last year.
Atalanta vs Napoli Prediction
Napoli ended their three-game winless streak with a surprising 1-0 victory over defending champions Juventus last weekend. Nonetheless, Gennaro Gattuso has reasons to be worried ahead of the trip to Bergamo knowing that his men lost two in a row on the road in Serie A.
Napoli conceded five goals in back-to-back away defeats to Verona and Genoa. They also shipped three goals in the aforementioned loss at Atalanta in the reverse fixture of their Coppa Italia tie.
Looking at Napoli’s struggles on the road in the recent weeks, we are tempted to go for the 1.90 odds offered for the home win pick here.
Also, since these two outfits fancy attacking-minded football, and since five of their last seven H2H encounters produced at least three goals, we will back the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at the 1.66 odds.
Atalanta vs Napoli Betting Tips
Atalanta to win @ 1.90
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.66.