Atalanta vs SPAL Prediction & Match Preview

Atalanta vs SPAL
Italy – Serie A
Date: Monday, 20 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo)

After scoring thirteen goals against Europa League contenders, the goal-hungry Bergamese are heavy favourites to land another big win at home.

Atalanta vs SPAL: Head-to-head (h2h)

Overall Stats (5 games): Atalanta 2 wins, SPAL 1 Win, 2 Draws.

  • The Bergamese have earned four points from two home games vs SPAL (2-1, 1-1).
  • Four of their five head-to-head meetings had BTTS – Yes.
  • Atalanta topped SPAL 3-2 on Matchday 1.

Atalanta vs SPAL: Match Preview

The Bergamese have leapfrogged Roma and moved up to fourth place on the Serie A ladder following a 1-1 draw at Inter. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side come into this game in a good run of form, having won four of their last six league outings, beating the likes of Brescia (3-0) on the road and Hellas Verona (3-2), AC Milan (5-0) and Parma (5-0) at home.

La Dea will be aiming to land their fourth consecutive win at Gewiss Stadium when they take on last-placed Spalini.

Atalanta have registered five wins, one draw and three defeats as hosts in Bergamo and Parma, averaging mind-blowing 3.11 goals scored per match and allowing 1.56 in return.

Hans Hateboer (17 games, 0 goals) is suspended for this one.

SPAL succumbed to their second consecutive league defeat, fifth in the last six Serie A matches, after they went down 0-1 to Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Luckily for them, fellow strugglers – Genoa, Brescia and Lecce – are just as bad.

Leonardo Semplici’s boys are at the rock-bottom of the league with 12 points from 19 matches, three points off of safety.

Gli Spalini have one of the worst road records in the competition with one win, one draw and eight defeats away from Paolo Mazza, netting dreadfult 0.40 goals per match, whilst shipping 1.60 goals per tie.

D’Alessandro (4/0) and Fares (0/0) are surely out for the visitors; Nenad Tomovic (16/0) will be evaluated before the game.

Atalanta vs SPAL: Predicted Starting Lineups

Atalanta (3-4-1-2)

Gollini – Djimsiti, Toloi, Palomino – Gosens, Castagne, Pasalic, D.Roon – Gomez – Zapata, Ilicic

SPAL (3-5-2)

Berisha – Igor, Cionek, Vicari – Reca, Strefezza, Murgia, Missiroli, Dabo – Petagna, D.Francesco

Atalanta vs SPAL: Prediction

After scoring thirteen goals against Europa League contenders, the goal-hungry Bergamese are heavy favourites to land another big win at home and I’m confident they cruise past Ferrara-based outfit.

With a 4-0 or 4-1 hunch, I’ll grab Over 3.5 goals as well. At least four goals have been scored in 89 percent of Atalanta home fixtures this season and the two teams played out an entertaining five-goal thriller in the reverse fixture at Paolo Mazza on Matchday One.

Atalanta vs SPAL: Betting Tips

  • Atalanta -2 Asian Handicap @ 1.99
  • Over 3.5 goals @ 2.10