Napoli vs Atalanta
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo.
Napoli welcome Atalanta to Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday. Both teams are playing positive, attacking football and I’m confident this will be a very entertaining game.
Napoli vs Atalanta: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (40 games): Napoli 15 wins, Atalanta 13 wins, 12 Draws.
- Three or more goals have been scored in six of the last nine head-to-head meetings.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in seven of the last ten encounters.
- Atalanta have scored at least one goal in last seven outings at San Paolo stadium.
- We have seen four away wins in a row in their H2H games.
Napoli vs Atalanta: Predicted Starting Lineups
Napoli (4-4-2): Meret – Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Ghoulam – Callejon, Ruiz, Allan, Insigne – Milik, Mertens
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Gollini – Toloi, Kjaer, Djimsiti – Hateboer, de Roon, Pasalic, Gosens – Gomez – licic, Luis Muriel
Napoli vs Atalanta: Prediction
Napoli remained 4th in the league following a 1-1 stalemate against SPAL on Sunday. The Azzurri enjoyed more of the possession and generated five goal-scoring opportunities but failed to score a winner.
With five wins, two draws and two losses to their name, Napoli are three points behind their next opposition and six behind the leaders, Juventus. Usually second-best, Gli Azzuri are not happy with current position in the Serie A standings.
Injured Hysaj will miss this game, Lozano should make the bench, Mario Rui, Maksimovic and Manolas will be evaluated before the game.
The Bergamese are the only top-four side that claimed a win last weekend. And, oh boy, what a win that was! Gian Pierro Gasperini’s men tore Udinese’s defence to pieces in a thrilling 7-1 win. With Duvan Zapata on the sidelines, Josip Ilicic and Luis Muriel ran riot against 10-men Zebrette with five goals combined. WIth 20pts collected so far, Atalanta are 3rd in the standings with two points behind Inter and three behind The Bianconeri.
Zapata is two weeks away from full fitness and Masiello is questionable for this one.
The Azzuri have an average of 3.22 goals on their games this season. Napoli, 3-0-1 at home, are averaging 1.50 goals scored per game at San Paolo stadium, whilst conceding 0.5 goals per tie. They’re projected to start in 4-4-2 formation with Insigne and in-form Milik up-front, with Llorente and Lozano ready to come off the bench if needed.
The visitors have an average of 4.67 goals on their games. They’re scoring 2.80 goals per bout on the road and conceding slightly less than league average – 1.40 per match. Eight of their nine Serie A games had over 2.5 goals and they have kept only one clean sheet in 12 games across competitions.
Both teams are playing positive, attacking football and I’m confident this will be a super-entertaining game to watch. I will gladly take Over 3 (Asian Total) and BTTS – Yes as I’m convinced, we’ll see goals on both ends, and I will back Azzurri’s no. 99 to bag anytime.
Arkadiusz Milik has netted four goals in last three games for Napoli and Polish NT. He took 10 shots combined against Hellas Verona and SPAL and scored three.
Napoli vs Atalanta: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals (Asian Total) @ 1.90
Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 1.53
Any-time Goal-scorer: Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli) To Score Anytime @ 1.90.