Atalanta vs Sassuolo
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 26 May 2019
Kick-Off 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore (Reggio nell’Emilia).
A real buzz is expected in and around MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore on Sunday evening when Atalanta are ready to celebrate historic Champions League appearance.
The match will actually be played on Sassuolo’s venue due to works on boosting of Atalanta’s stadium capacity, but it should not play a big role given I Neroverdi have nothing to play for here.
La Dea have the entire top-four finish destiny in their own hands as a victory over non-motivated Sassuolo side grants them a place in the most prestigious continental competition.
It would be an enormous achievement for the team with one of the lowest wage bills in the entire division.
Nevertheless, we can say Gianpiero Gasperini’s men fully deserved the honours. They found an exceptional form just when they needed it most to overtake the likes of Lazio, Torino, Roma, Milan and even Inter Milan in the battle for the top-four finish.
La Dea were on a streak of five successive league wins before last weekend’s 1-1 draw to champions Juventus away at Allianz Stadium.
Atalanta vs Sassuolo: Head-to-head
Atalanta were the dominant force in the history of this match-up.
La Dea won 10, drew 4 and lost just 2 of 16 clashes with Sassuolo.
Atalanta head into this off the back of four consecutive wins over I Neroverdi.
La Dea bagged an impressive nine-goal tally in last two encounters against Sassulo (including this term’s 2-6 away win in December last year).
Atalanta vs Sassuolo: Prediction
Atalanta showed a huge mental strength to produce a strong display against Juventus last weekend if we know they travelled to Turin just days after a heartbreak loss to Lazio in the Coppa Italia final.
We can only imagine how motivated they will be to claim the spoils here against Sassuolo who have been fairly easy to break down in recent games.
I Neroverdi shipped two or more goals in three of past five away matches. They lost four, drew two and won only one of past seven on the road in Serie A.
Knowing La Dea dominated the head to head match-up, the comprehensive home win has to be the way to go here.
Atalanta vs Sassuolo: Bet Tips
HT/FT Atalanta/Atalanta @ 1.57 (4/7)
Atalanta Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).