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The Serie A fixture at Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo on Saturday will see home side Venezia lock horns with opponents Atalanta.
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Venezia will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 1-0 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Fiorentina.
In that game, Venezia managed 31% possession and 3 shots on goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Fiorentina got 22 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Lucas Torreira (30') was the scorer for Fiorentina.
Venezia have found it difficult to unlock defences in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 2 vs opposition teams during the course of their last six outings. In those meetings, Venezia have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 11.
Heading into this contest, Venezia are without a win at home for the past 11 league games. It's been disappointing.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Hellas Verona in Serie A action, Atalanta will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Atalanta had 56% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Atalanta, goals were scored by Teun Koopmeiners (55' Own goal) and Giorgio Scalvini (82'). For their opponents, Hellas Verona had 21 shots at goal with 6 on target. Federico Ceccherini (45') scored for Hellas Verona.
Looking at their form, and Atalanta have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in all. Defensively, Atalanta have seen their frailties exposed. It will be interesting to see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head meetings going back to 18/11/2001 tells us that Venezia have won 1 of these games and Atalanta 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 9 goals were scored between them in this period, with 1 of them for Arancioneroverdi and 8 created by La Dea. That’s an average goals per game of 1.5.
Team News: Venezia
Sergio Romero (Knee Surgery), Antonio Junior Vacca (Muscular problems), Marco Modolo (Knee Problems), Tyronne Ebuehi (Hamstring Injury) and Luca Lezzerini (Patella rupture) aren’t available for Venezia boss Paolo Zanetti. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Sofian Kiyine and Ridgeciano Haps.
Team News: Atalanta
Atalanta boss Gian Gasperini has to currently contend with reduced team options. Ruslan Malinovskyi (Knee Problems), Rafael Tolói (Muscular problems), Joakim Maehle (Appendectomy), Bryan Cabezas (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Josip Ilicic (Depression) and Giuseppe Pezzella (Tear in the abductor muscle) are not able to play.
We’re inclined to think that Atalanta are likely to have the majority of the possession and should turn some of their chances into goals.
In contrast, Venezia will be up against it scoring goals of their own but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be managing to get on the scoresheet here.
Our selection here is for a pretty comfortable 1-3 win for Atalanta at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo (7,389)
Captain: Marco Modolo
Chairman: Duncan Niederauer
Manager: Paolo Zanetti
Competitions: Serie A position 18
🔑 Star Player: Thomas Henry
Typically playing in the Striker position, Thomas Henry was born in Argentuil, France. After making a first senior appearance for Nantes in the 2015 - 2016 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 7 league goals in the Serie A 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 29 appearances.