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The Serie A game at Gewiss Stadium on Sunday sees home side Atalanta playing against Genoa.
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Atalanta, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 3-1 Coppa Italia victory against Cagliari.
In that game, Atalanta managed 58% possession and 30 shots at goal with 14 on target. For Atalanta, the goals were scored by Aleksei Miranchuk (43'), Luis Muriel (61') and Boško Šutalo (64'). At the other end, Cagliari had 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Riccardo Sottil (55') was the scorer for Cagliari.
At least three goals per match have been seen in 6 of the past 6 meetings where Atalanta have been involved. Opposing sides scored 6 times in these games while La Dea managed to get a total of 21.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Atalanta:
- are unbeaten in the league by Genoa in their previous 3 games.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches at home.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Juventus in Coppa Italia action, Genoa will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Genoa had 41% possession and 13 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Genoa, the goals were scored by Lennart Czyborra (28') and Filippo Melegoni (74'). For their opponents, Juventus got 24 shots on goal with 13 on target. Dejan Kulusevski (2'), Álvaro Morata (23') and Hamza Raifa (105') scored for Juventus. The match went to extra time and was won by Juventus.
The stats tell the story, and Genoa have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals in all. At the back, Il Grifone could really do with shoring things up. We will find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Going into this one, Genoa have not won against Atalanta when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 12/12/2017 shows us that Atalanta have won 4 of these games & Genoa 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined total of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 12 for La Dea and 9 being from Il Grifone. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 22 on 02/02/2020 when the final score was Atalanta 2-2 Genoa.
On that day, Atalanta had 60% possession and 23 shots on goal with 8 on target. The scorers were Rafael Tolói (12') and Josip Iličić (35').
Genoa got 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. Domenico Criscito (19') and Antonio Sanabria (33') scored.
The referee was Davide Massa.
Team News: Atalanta
Mario Pasalic (Pubalgia) and Marco Tumminello (Fitness) will not be able to play for Atalanta manager Gian Gasperini.
Team News: Genoa
Genoa manager Davide Ballardini has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Luca Pellegrini (Adductor problems), Vittorio Parigini (Muscular problems), Cristián Zapata (Muscular problems), Francesco Cassata (Muscle Injury), Davide Biraschi (Shoulder Injury) and Goran Pandev (Muscle Fatigue) miss out here.
Our feeling is that Genoa have it within them to get a goal against this Atalanta outfit, although it is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re tipping a 2-1 win for Atalanta after the 90. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gewiss Stadium (25,000)
Captain: Alejandro Gómez
Chairman: Antonio Percassi
Manager: Gian Gasperini
Competitions: Serie A position 6, Coppa Italia (5th Round), Champions League (Last 16)
🔑 Key Player: Luis Muriel
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Luis Muriel was born in Santo Tomás, Colombia. After making a first senior appearance for Deportivo Cali in the 2009 season, the talented Forward has managed 10 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 14 appearances.