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Napoli line up against away side Atalanta at Stadio San Paolo in the Serie A meeting on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Napoli v Atalanta including the latest game odds.
Napoli are hoping to win again following a 6-0 Serie A success vs Genoa.
In that match, SSC Napoli managed 57% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. For SSC Napoli, the goals were scored by Hirving Lozano (10', 65'), Piotr Zieliński (46'), Dries Mertens (57'), Elif Elmas (69') and Matteo Politano (72').
Fixtures featuring SSC Napoli have tended to be lively affairs lately with high scoring anticipated. Over their past half dozen games, the sum of 20 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 14 of those accredited to Partenopei.
Pre-game facts show that SSC Napoli:
- have left without a victory over Atalanta in their previous 3 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 8 league matches at home. It's been impressive.
Atalanta will go into the meeting following a 5-2 Serie A win as they beat Cagliari in their last game.
In that match, Atalanta managed 58% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 12 on target. For Atalanta, the goalscorers were Luis Muriel (7'), Alejandro Gómez (29'), Mario Pašalić (37'), Duván Zapata (42') and Sam Lammers (81'). At the other end, Cagliari got 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Diego Godín (24') and João Pedro (52') scored for Cagliari.
Looking at their form, and Atalanta have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals overall. At the back, La Dea have seen their frailties exposed. Let’s see whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Atalanta:
- remain undefeated by SSC Napoli when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 12 league matches away from home. Impressive, to say the least.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 02/01/2018 tells us that Napoli have won 2 of these & Atalanta 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Partenopei and 9 belonging to La Dea. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
Team News: Napoli
Piotr Zielinski (Corona virus), Eljif Elmas (Corona virus) and Lorenzo Insigne (Biceps femoris muscle injury) aren’t available for Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso.
Team News: Atalanta
Atalanta boss Gian Gasperini has some current player fitness concerns. Marco Tumminello (Sideband injury), Marco Carnesecchi (Corona virus), Pierluigi Gollini (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Mattia Caldara (Patella problems) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re of the view that Atalanta and Napoli could both end up scoring at least one each in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating the two teams.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square with both teams likely to score. That’s why our selection here is for a very even match with a draw at the end of this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo (54,726)
Captain: Lorenzo Insigne
Chairman: Aurelio De Laurentiis
Manager: Gennaro Gattuso
Competitions: Serie A position 5, Europa League (Group F)
🔑 Key Player: Hirving Lozano
Usually deployed in the Left Wing position, Hirving Lozano was born in Distrito Federal, Mexico. Having played his first senior match for Pachuca in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 2 appearances.