SPAL vs Atalanta
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Paolo Mazza (Ferrara).
Atalanta had a fairly impressive season last time around and came close to getting their hands on the Coppa Italia, only to lose against Lazio in the finals. The visitors did finish as the second runners-up in the Serie A though and have already booked their berth in one of Europe’s most coveted tournaments. The squad also ended their previous campaign on a high note and were undefeated in their last five domestic games.
SPAL were closer to the relegation than they were in catching Atalanta in the ladder and were just four points adrift of bidding farewell to top-flight football. The hosts certainly had a dismal run in the league and managed to come away with all three points just once in their last six clashes.
Home advantage alone is not going to cut it for SPAL this weekend, as Atalanta are too tough a force to take down, even on the road.
SPAL vs Atalanta Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously met each other four times.
- Their last encounter finished 2-1 in favor of Atalanta.
- Three out of their four ties have seen both teams find the back of the net.
- Both sides have registered a win apiece so far.
SPAL vs Atalanta Prediction
The home team are without a win in their last three home games in the Serie A and have just three from their previous eight.
On the other hand, Atalanta were the third-best away team in the league and were at the losing end on just five occasions from their nineteen trips on the road. Furthermore, the away side have tasted defeat just once in their last ten outings in the league.
Paying heed to the fact that Atalanta came out on top in their last clash with each other as well, an opening day defeat for SPAL is definitely in the cards.
Only one out of their previous four meetings with each other have seen over 2.5 goals on the scorecards. However, considering that the visitors have netted six goals from their last three outings alone, a high scoring clash is certain to unfold as Atalanta will be looking to rack up their goals tally without fail.
SPAL vs Atalanta Betting tips
Atalanta to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).