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Brescia are the guests at Gewiss Stadium on Tuesday for the Serie A clash with hosts Atalanta.
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Atalanta enter this game coming off the back of a 2-2 Serie A tied result against Juventus.
In that game, Atalanta managed 52% possession and 13 shots at goal with 2 on target. For Atalanta, the scorers were Duván Zapata (16') and Ruslan Malinovskyi (81'). Juventus got 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Cristiano Ronaldo (55', 90') scored for Juventus.
Atalanta haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have claimed a sum of 13 during that time and have conceded a total of 6.
Leading up to this clash, Atalanta:
- have not lost a league tie with Brescia in their previous 2 games.
- are undefeated in their last 6 league matches at home.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Roma in Serie A competition, Brescia will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Brescia managed 38% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For their opponents, Roma got 19 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Federico Fazio (48'), Nikola Kalinić (62') and Nicolò Zaniolo (74') scored for Roma.
The stats don’t lie, and Brescia have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 15 goals in total. In defence, Rondinelle seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. However, we’ll just have to find out if the trend might continue on in this game or not.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Brescia:
- have not emerged victorious against Atalanta when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Not good.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 8 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 06/04/2003 shows that Atalanta have won 2 of these games and Brescia 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A total of 10 goals were scored between them in these games, with 5 of them from La Dea and 5 being from Rondinelle. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
The previous league match between these sides was Serie A match day 14 on 30/11/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Brescia 0-3 Atalanta.
That time, Brescia managed 31% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
On the other side, Atalanta had 24 attempts at goal with 10 on target. Mario Pašalić (26', 61') and Josip Iličić (92') scored.
The match was refereed by Daniele Doveri.
Team News: Atalanta
Robin Gosens (Muscular problems) and Luis Muriel (Head Injury) won’t be able to feature for Atalanta gaffer Gian Gasperini.
It looks as if La Dea could go for a 3-4-3 formation, beginning the first half with Pierluigi Gollini, Jose Luis Palomino, Berat Djimsiti, Rafael Toloi, Timothy Castagne, Marten De Roon, Remo Freuler, Hans Hateboer, Duván Zapata, Alejandro Dario Gomez and Josip Ilicic.
Team News: Brescia
Brescia manager Diego López has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Andrea Cistana (Ankle Surgery), Enrico Alfonso (Unknown Injury) and Dimitri Bisoli (Patella rupture) won’t be making appearances.
We reckon that Rondinelle seem most likely to elect for a 4-3-3 formation, settling for Lorenzo Andrenacci, Stefano Sabelli, Andrea Papetti, Jhon Chancellor, Massimiliano Mangraviti, Birkir Bjarnason, Sandro Tonali, Emanuele Ndoj, Simon Skrabb, Ernesto Torregrossa and Nikolas Spalek.
It looks to us that Atalanta can and should get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
Conversely, Brescia could well find it tough to get a goal of their own although we do think that they will probably end up hitting back at some stage.
Therefore, we are anticipating a decent 3-1 win for Atalanta at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gewiss Stadium (21,300)
Captain: Alejandro Gómez
Chairman: Antonio Percassi
Manager: Gian Gasperini
Competitions: Serie A position 3, Champions League (Last 16)
🔑 Star Man: Josip Iličić
Generally taking up the Striker position, Josip Iličić was born in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having made a first senior appearance for Palermo in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 15 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 season so far from a total of 25 appearances.