Prediction and odds for the game: Inter (21/20) V Atalanta (5/2)
We are backing the home win
When: Saturday 11th January 2020, Kick-off 7:45 PM
Where: The Giuseppe Meazza
On Saturday night, two in-form teams meet in Serie A, as Inter host Atalanta at the Giuseppe Meazza.
The Nerazzurri have really found form under former Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte. In fact, the men from Milan are neck and neck with reigning champions Juventus at the top of the table, with little separating the pair. Inter have the advantage in goal difference, but more importantly, Juventus have the decisive head-to-head superiority.
The home side kicked off 2020 with a 3-1 win at Napoli, which means they are now undefeated in 11 matches in Serie A since a 2-1 home defeat against title rivals Juventus back in October.
Inter under Conte have been prolific under Conte, as the Nerazzurri are the top scorers in Serie A with 39 goals. Strikers Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez have been prolific this season in the Italian top-flight. Lukaku has found the net on 14 occasions in Serie A, while Martinez has scored nine times in the Italian top-flight.
As you would expect from a team in such a good position in the table, Inter’s recent home results have been good, as they have won eight of their last 11 league matches at the Giuseppe Meazza.
The visitors are once again enjoying a highly credible Serie A campaign under former Inter boss Gian Piero Gasperini. The visitors currently occupy one of the Europa League spots, but they are just a point outside Champions League berths.
A record of four wins in their last five games has put the other Nerazzurri right in contention for another qualification for Europe’s elite competition.
The visitors have been lethal in front of goal of late, as they have not just recorded consecutive 5-0 wins, but also scored at least twice in four of their last five league outings.
Just like Inter, Atalanta have a dangerous attacking pair in Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata. The Colombian pair have scored ten and six goals in 16 and eight league appearances respectively.
Atalanta have won just once in their last five matches on their travels in Serie A. However, the visitors have also suffered just one defeat in their last 14 away games in the Italian top-flight. The 2-1 defeat at Bologna in their last league match on their travels ended a 14-match undefeated away run for Gasperini’s team.
This match is a major test of Inter’s title credentials, as Atalanta head into the game in strong and prolific form. However, Conte’s team have shown their quality and determination this season to maintain their good form.
We are backing Inter to record another victory, while we are also backing the over 2.5 goals scored, as both teams are prolific, so this should be a highly entertaining encounter.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 21/20 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/13. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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