It is the fun end of the table against the lower regions of the Serie A, when Atalanta squares up against Spezia for a match on Saturday. With those positions in mind, a win for Atalanta seem a likely outcome. Ranked 4th in the Serie A, Atalanta have collected 22 points from 12 games. On 11 points, Spezia see themselves ranked as number 16 after 12 matches.
Entering the match as a favourite, Atalanta will be highly motivated to extend their unbeaten streak in the Serie A. They should be in with a decent chance of adding a win to their account. The visitors will no doubt make life as difficult as possible, though, with their current form not too shabby.
Atalanta head into their next Serie A match averaging a highly respectable 2 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a moderate total of 20 goals, while also conceding 14 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.4 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 1 times.
Spezia are currently performing rather modestly, when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors this coming Saturday managed a bearable 10 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 1 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 18 goals. They claimed 1 clean sheets as they averaged 1.8 against per match.
Stats and facts for Atalanta and Spezia.
- Atalanta unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
- Atalanta did not win the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Atalanta's last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Atalanta's last 5 of 7 matches.
- Spezia has lost the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Spezia has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
- Spezia conceded in the last 30 of 32 matches;
- Spezia conceded the last 16 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Atalanta v. Spezia
Atalanta paddling along
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Atalanta who have performed more or less according to expectations. Atalanta look solid right now with no defeats in 3 matches, which started by drawing 2-2 against Lazio. They followed that up by sharing the spoils with Manchester United in a 2-2 encounter, before downing Cagliari in a 2-1 encounter.
Spezia looking for more
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Spezia in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. Spezia have seen it all in their last 3 matches which brought home 4 points. An encounter with Genoa brought a 1-1 draw which was followed by a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Fiorentina. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail as they beat Torino by a 1-0 scoreline.
Judging by the strong performances mentioned in the above, Atalanta seem in with a good shot of another win against Spezia. The betting sites currently settle the price for at home win at 1.22 whereas a win for the visitors pays out odds of 9.50.
Atalanta v. Spezia — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Atalanta came away as winners back in March 2021 in a match in the Serie A. Atalanta enter the match against Spezia with a 1-1-0 record in their previous 2 encounters in the Serie A. This amounts to a 50% winning ratio for Atalanta, with Spezia victorious in 0% of the last 2 encounters.
Current standings in the Serie A
As the current Serie A standings shows us, the difference between the two teams is 11 points. Even though Spezia cannot overtake Atalanta in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Atalanta, who are now number 4 with 22 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents this coming Saturday.
Primary goal getter
Duvan Zapata is one of the Atalanta players, who is expected to score on a regular basis. His current season total is 5 goals. Spezia have their eyes fixed on Jacopo Sala, who is on a single goal so far this campaign. No doubt more will follow soon, when he hits his stride.