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Atalanta will arrive at Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore on Sunday for the Serie A fixture with hosts Sassuolo.
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Sassuolo are hoping to win again after their last result, the 1-0 Serie A triumph vs Sampdoria.
In that match, Sassuolo had 66% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 on target. The scorer for Sassuolo was Domenico Berardi (69'). For their opponents, Sampdoria had 12 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
Sassuolo have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have claimed a sum of 10 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6. However, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern will be replicated here in this game.
A look at their previous results shows us that Sassuolo:
- haven't beaten Atalanta in their previous 13 matches in the league. That has got to hurt.
- are unbeaten in their previous 6 league matches at home.
Atalanta come into this game following on from a 5-0 Serie A win over Bologna in their last fixture.
In that match, Atalanta managed 56% possession and 25 attempts at goal with 10 on target. For Atalanta, the scorers were Ruslan Malinovskyi (22'), Luis Muriel (44'), Remo Freuler (57'), Duván Zapata (59') and Aleksei Miranchuk (73'). At the other end, Bologna got 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Showing their partiality to productive encounters, the back of the net has been hit 20 times in the prior six games in which Atalanta have taken to the pitch, giving an average of 3.33 goals for each meeting. Opposing teams have hit 5 of those goals.
Taking a look at their past results, Atalanta:
- have not lost to Sassuolo in away games against them for the last 6 matches in the league. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head results going back to 27/01/2018 tells us that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Sassuolo. They’ve not managed to get any wins whatsoever while Atalanta have just been stronger than them, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 31 in all at an average of 5.17 goals per meeting.
The last league encounter between the two was Serie A match day 15 on 03/01/2021 when it finished Atalanta 5-1 Sassuolo.
That time, Atalanta had 45% possession and 23 shots on goal with 7 on target. Goals were scored by Duván Zapata (11', 49'), Matteo Pessina (45'), Robin Gosens (57') and Luis Muriel (67').
Sassuolo got 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Vlad Chiricheș (75') was the scorer.
The referee was Fabio Maresca.
Team News: Sassuolo
Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture), Giacomo Raspadori (Unknown Injury) and Francesco Caputo (Lumbago) will be missing for Sassuolo manager Roberto De Zerbi.
Team News: Atalanta
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from, Atalanta boss Gian Gasperini does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
In our view, Sassuolo are likely to find the net against this Atalanta side, although just one goal might not quite be enough to give them the result that they want.
We’re going for a 1-2 win for Atalanta after 90 minutes. It’s a very tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore (21,525)
Captain: Francesco Magnanelli
Chairman: Carlo Rossi
Manager: Roberto De Zerbi
Competitions: Serie A position 8
⭐ Key Man: Filip Đuričić
Mostly used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Filip Đuričić was born in Obrenovac, Serbia. Having made a first senior appearance for SC Heerenveen in the 2009 - 2010 season, the gifted Midfielder has hit 5 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far in 28 appearances.