Prediction and odds for the game: Atalanta (11/10) vs Napoli (23/10)
We are backing the home win
When: Thursday, 2nd July 2020, Kick-off 18:30
Where: The Gewiss Stadium
On Thursday Evening, Atalanta and Napoli go head-to-head at the Gewiss Stadium in Serie A, with both teams looking to secure their European spots for next season.
The Bianconeri are in a strong position to qualify for next season’s Champions League after an excellent recent run of form in the Italian top-flight. Gian Piero Gasperini’s team are fourth-place in the table, nine points clear of fifth-place Roma in the race for a top-four finish.
The home side are unbeaten in their last eight league matches in Serie A, having recorded seven wins, including winning their previous six league games. They have also been prolific in front of goal in Serie A of late, scoring at least two goals in their last eight league matches. Their recent attacking prowess is not surprising, as no team in Serie A has scored more than the Bianconeri’s tally of 80 goals this season.
Atalanta are unbeaten in four games in Serie A, recording a respective three wins. The Bianconeri have also scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight league matches at the Gewiss Stadium. The home side’s recent attacking displays have contributed to their last nine league games producing over 2.5 goals.
Gil Azzurri have enjoyed a rollercoaster of a campaign in the Italian top-flight. The visitors are currently in the last European qualification spot in Serie A. They are three points clear of seventh place AC Milan in the race for the top-six. Gennaro Gattuso’s team are also trailing fifth-place Roma by just three points too.
Napoli’s position in the table owes a lot to a five-game winning run in Serie A. Last time out the visitors recorded a 3-1 home win over SPAL. The game saw the team from Naples score at least two goals for the fourth straight match in the Italian top-flight. In fact, the visitors have managed to score at least twice in seven of their last eight league matches.
Napoli have a strong recent away record in Serie A of late, having won five of their last six matches in the Italian top-flight, including winning their last four league games on their travels. That recent good away record in Serie A will face a severe test in Bergamo.
This could be one of the most entertaining games of the current round of games in Serie A. Both teams are in top form, so it will be a difficult game to call. However, we are backing the home side to record a victory. These teams tend to be involved in high-scoring games too, so we are also backing the over 2.5 goals scored.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 11/10 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/15. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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