Atalanta vs Sassuolo
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo).
Goal-hungry Atalanta are set to lock horns with tricky Sassuolo in a potential high scoring thriller.
Atalanta vs Sassuolo: Match Preview
The Bergamese are returning to Serie A action following a midweek 4-1 win over Valencia in the Champions League. Prior to that, Atalanta came back from one goal down to claim a precious 2-1 victory over fellow CL hopefuls Roma.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have won four of their last five matches across competitions and scored mind-blowing seventeen goals in that time. They are fourth on the ladder, six points ahead of Roma and nine points behind third-placed Inter Milan.
La Dea have recorded six wins, two draws and four defeats as hosts at Gewiss Stadium and Ennio Tardini, netting 2.75 goals per match on average while giving 1.58 goals per bout. Atalanta have won three of their last five home fixtures.
Sassuolo’s four-game unbeaten run in the league came to a halt as they lost narrowly to Parma at MAPEI Stadium. The Reggio Emilia outfit had more shots, generated more chances, but their attacking department had an off day, especially Francesco Caputo who wasted four goal-scoring opportunities.
With three wins, one draw and two losses, Sassuolo are eleventh in the six-game form table and twelfth overall, nine points clear of relegation zone.
The Neroverdi have posted three wins, four draws and five losses on their travels this season, averaging 1.08 goals scored per game, whilst shipping 1.42 in return. They have taken seven points from their last five road games (2W, 1D, 2L).
Atalanta vs Sassuolo: Team News & Probable Lineups
New signing Bosko Sutalo remains out for the hosts, Djimsiti (22 games – 1 goal) is questionable.
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Gollini – Toloi, Palomino, Caldara – Castagne, de Roon, Freuler, Gosens – Gomez, Ilicic – Zapata
Roberto De Zerbi will miss Chiriches (4/0), Traore (20/3) and Tripaldelli (2/0).
Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Consigli – Toljan, Romagna, Ferrari, Kyriakoupoulos – Locatelli, Obiang – Berardi, Djuricic, Boga – Caputo
Atalanta vs Sassuolo: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (18 games): Atalanta 12 Wins, Sassuolo 2 Wins, 4 Draws.
La Dea have won seven of their ten home games against Sassuolo.
Atalanta are one a six-game winning streak vs Neroverdi.
The Sunday’s hosts have scored at least three goals in last four outings.
Sassuolo suffered a heavy 1-4 defeat in Reggio Emilia on Matchday 6.
Atalanta vs Sassuolo: Prediction
This should be an action-packed match. The hosts have by far the best goalscoring record in the league and four goals or more have been scored in 75 percent of their home games.
Sassuolo are one of the most overish teams in the competition with an average of 3.21 goals on their matches. I will take Over 3.5 goals.
Atalanta’s defence is often exposed due to their super-attacking style of play and I’m confident Sassuolo will net at least one goal on Sunday, that’s why I’m hitting goals market yet again to pick Over 2.5 & BTTS.
I can see Atalanta winning this one 3-1 or 3-2.
Atalanta vs Sassuolo: Betting Tips
Over 3.5 Goals @ 1.97
Over 2.5 Goals & BTTS – Yes @ 1.72.