It promises to be an interesting affair between two in-form teams jostling for European spots, so we can expect to see fireworks in Bergamo on Thursday night.
Serie A 2019/2020
Date: Thursday July 2nd
Venue: Gewiss Stadium
Luis Muriel’s late double last time out over Udinese handed Atalanta their second successive 3-2 victory within the week, and ensured they have now won all of their last six topflight games, a feat which have put them in the driving seat for Champions League qualification.
With as many as nine points seperating them from Roma in fifth and a further 12 clear of their opposition Napoli, La Dea can dream of another Champions League campaign for next season, as they are very well placed to see out what have been a very successful season.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have established themselves as one of Serie A’s potent teams in front of goal, scoring 80 times in their 28 games thus far which is 24 more than leaders Juventus have managed. 40 of these goals have come on home soil which is a club-record, considering that it is more than any they had accrued in any other top-flight campaign before now.
After finishing second in the past successive seasons, Napoli have had a rather quiet campaign, which have left them with a marquee work to do if they must qualify for the Champions League for next season.
However, they have picked up maximum points from their last five league games lately against SPAL to revive their season, and must equally have to put three points on board here otherwise it could be curtains to their aspirations this season.
The points were shared the last time these two faced off, but can we find any value from these top sides on the uprise in the betting?
Ruslan Malinovskiy is suspended following his booking against Udinese last time out.
Kevin Malcuit remains Napoli’s injury absentee so manager Gennaro Gattuso’s side can remain unchanged from the SPAL win last time.
Head to Head
In 41 competitive meetings between the two sides, Napoli have 17 wins to Atalanta’s 13 while 11 clashes have ended as stalemates.
Atalanta last five competitive games: WWWWW
Napoli last five competitive games: WDWWW
Giving that this game has the qualities to live up to a Serie A football classic, it is likely we will see an impressive haul of goals from here. Atalanta are one of the best teams going forward in the division, having scored at least twice in their last eight league games. In that regard, Napoli have also not disappointed in terms of goalscoring, scoring at least twice in seven of their last eight matches, so it is worth a punt backing both sides to find the net here. That market is priced 1/2 by BetClever and is the first option here.
Over 2.5 is 8/15 for odds, and judging by the likelihood of goals is another option worth taking. Moreover, there have been over 2.5 recorded in five of the last six games between the two sides in their competitive history.