Prediction: Atalanta vs Napoli – Soccer News

November 4, 2022


Verdict: Both teams to score 

Best Odds: 4/7

Bookmaker: Unibet

Looking to make an immediate return to winning ways this weekend, Napoli will make the trip to the Gewiss Stadium on Saturday evening when they meet Atalanta.

Atalanta

Starting with the hosts, while Atalanta might have been frustrated after missing out on a European spot last season, La Dea appear to have put those issues behind them. Despite suffering a downbeat 2-0 loss at home against Lazio on October 23rd, Gian Piero Gasperini’s side managed to make an immediate return to winning ways. Last seen picking up a deserved 2-0 victory away at Empoli, the Bergamo-based outfit find themselves sat second in the table and with their sights firmly set on clinching a Champions League return. Losing just a single Serie A defeat since opening the 2022/23 campaign, Atalanta will still know that they face a tough task on Saturday evening. It should be highlighted, when La Dea welcomed Napoli to the Gewiss Stadium back on April 3rd, Gasperini’s men were hit with a 3-1 drumming.

Team News

Picking up an adductor injury, Atalanta have confirmed that Luis Muriel will miss out on Saturday evening. However, returning from his own injury issue earlier in the month, Duvan Zapata should lead La Dea’s charge here.

Gasperini’s side will also be without the duo of Marten de Roon and Davide Zappacosta this weekend.

Napoli

As for the visitors, while Napoli might have eventually been hit with a 2-0 loss away at Liverpool earlier in the week, that result shouldn’t dampen the mood in their camp. Only continuing on what has been a remarkable purple patch since opening the 2022/23 campaign, Luciano Spalletti’s men have their sights set on making real history this season. Cruising their way to the knockout stage of this year’s Champions League, the Azzurri open this weekend’s fixtures holding a five-point buffer at the top of the table. Likewise, last seen on domestic duties picking up a routine 4-0 romp at home against Sassuolo, Napoli have collected a staggering 32 points from their opening 12 Serie A contests. Looking to lay down another marker on Saturday evening, Spalletti’s side have quickly gained a reputation for their free-scoring displays in the final third.

Team News

Aside from Amir Rrahmani who remains on the sidelines with an injury issue, Napoli have been handed a clean bill of health on Saturday evening.

Already mustering seven Serie A strikes since opening the 2022/23 campaign, Victor Osimhen will spearhead Spalletti’s charge this weekend. The Nigerian international should be joined in attack by the red-hot Giacomo Raspadori.

Key Factors to Consider

  • When the two sides last faced off back on April 3rd, Napoli picked up an eye-catching 3-1 victory at the Gewiss Stadium.
  • Likewise, Saturday’s guests have picked up a staggering 32 points from their opening 12 Serie A matchups this season.
  • Including a 2-0 win away at Empoli last weekend, Atalanta have lost just a single Serie A contest since opening the 2022/23 campaign.
  • Each of the last four meetings between Atalanta and Napoli have finished with both teams finding the net.
  • Along with a hat-trick against Sassuolo last weekend, Victor Osimhen has scored six goals in his last five appearances across all competitions.

Conclusion

Despite suffering a 2-0 loss away at Premier League giants Liverpool earlier in the week, Napoli have only continued on a remarkable flurry since opening the new campaign. However, although Spalletti’s high-flying squad might be enjoying a domestic purple patch, Saturday’s guests will know that they face a tough test here. Although the Serie A leaders might have stormed their way to a 3-1 victory when they made the trip to Bergamo last season, Atalanta are in the midst of their own extended flurry. Making an immediate return to winning ways last weekend with a deserved 2-0 win away at Empoli, neutrals will be hoping for a lively affair at the Gewiss Stadium. It should be noted, with Saturday’s opponents seeing each of their last four meetings finish with both teams finding the net, we’re backing a similar outcome.

Verdict: Both teams to score

Best Odds: 4/7

Bookmaker: Unibet