Chievo vs Atalanta
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 8th January 2017
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK/15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
Chievo and Atalanta are two sides that are in relatively good form in Serie A this season. It could be a highly competitive affair when the teams lock horns at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Sunday evening.
A 3-1 defeat away at Roma put an end to Chievo’s three match unbeaten run in December. However they can still boast of a formidable record at home. They went into the winter break on the back of a 3 match unbeaten run at home with 2 wins and a draw. They have lost 2 of their 9 matches at home this season and 1 out of their 25 points have come at this stadium. They are currently 12th in the league but are capable of doing better to earn a top half place in the table.
Atalanta are having one of the best seasons in Serie A in recent years. They are 6th in the league table with a potential chance of upsetting one of the big names for a place in UEFA competitions. Their best run came from the end of September to November when they went on for a 9 match unbeaten streak, picking 8 wins during the process. They lost back-to-back matches to Juventus and Udinese at the start of December, but finished the month strongly with a draw against AC Milan and a win against Empoli.
Chievo vs Atalanta: Head-to-head stats
The two Serie A matches of last season ended in favour of the home teams by the same 1-0 margin. While they settled for a pair of draws in the previous season. All these 4 games have seen under 2.5 goals. None of these teams have a prolonged streak over each other, both home and away.
Chievo vs Atalanta: Prediction
The matches between these two at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi haven’t recorded more than 2 goals since 2008. So under 2.5 total match goals make a strong case as both teams will be vary of each other’s attacking threat.
It is quite hard to separate the teams on paper, but we believe it is very likely that they will settle for a draw. A 1-1 score-line at full-time looks good for me, especially when it is offered at the odds of 6/1.
Chievo vs Atalanta: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 7/5 (2.40)
Correct Full-Time Score: 1-1 at 7.00 (6/1).