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Atalanta meet away team Udinese at Gewiss Stadium in this Serie A match on Saturday.
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Atalanta fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-2 Serie A triumph against Hellas Verona.
In that game, Atalanta managed 48% possession and 16 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Atalanta, the scorers were Ruslan Malinovskyi (33') and Duván Zapata (42'). At the other end, Hellas Verona had 3 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
In their preceding 6 games, Gian Gasperini's Atalanta have scored a combined total of 13 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 2.17.
Pre-game facts show that Atalanta:
- haven't lost in the league to Udinese in their previous 6 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Lazio in Serie A action, Udinese will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Udinese managed 50% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Lazio got 17 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Adam Marušić (37') scored for Lazio.
In 5 of the prior six games featuring Udinese, a notably low volume of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game in that period is a paltry 2, with the number of goals averaged by Bianconeri Friuliani standing at 1.17. While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend might continue on in this game.
Their previous form shows that Udinese:
- are winless against Atalanta in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results stretching back to 31/03/2018 reveals that these encounters have been pretty painful for Udinese. They have not been able to get any victories whatsoever whereas Atalanta have dominated them, getting wins in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 in all which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league game between these sides was Serie A match day 10 on 20/01/2021 and the score finished Udinese 1-1 Atalanta.
In that game, Udinese had 34% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Roberto Pereyra (1').
At the other end, Atalanta had 17 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Luis Muriel (44') was the scorer.
The referee was Gianpolo Calvarese.
Team News: Atalanta
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Atalanta gaffer Gian Gasperini to contend with from an otherwise complete set of players. Hans Hateboer (Ankle problems) will miss out.
Team News: Udinese
Udinese manager Luca Gotti has a number of players out of action. Mato Jajalo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Petar Micin (Unknown Injury), Gerard Deulofeu (Knee inflammation) and Ignacio Pussetto (Cruciate Ligament Injury) will not be playing here. Sebastian Prödl is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Our assessment is that Atalanta can be able to score a couple when they come up against Udinese, who might well find it a difficult task to score.
Our tip is for a 2-0 victory for Atalanta after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gewiss Stadium (25,000)
Captain: Rafael Tolói
Chairman: Antonio Percassi
Manager: Gian Gasperini
Competitions: Serie A position 4, Coppa Italia (Final)
🔑 Star Player: Duván Zapata
Typically playing in the Striker position, Duván Zapata was born in Cali, Colombia. After making a first senior appearance for Estudiantes de La Plata in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 10 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 27 appearances.