Atalanta hope to close the gap on Serie A leaders SSC Napoli, when they face off in a 16 match at on Saturday. Following 15 matches, SSC Napoli rank 1th in the Serie A on 36 points. That leaves a gap of 5 points to Atalanta, who sit 4th after collecting 31 points.
SSC Napoli will be looking to open a further gap in the table on Atalanta when clashing in the Serie A on Saturday. The visitors will be eager to prevent exactly that from happening. They need to keep tap on their upcoming opponent.
SSC Napoli step into their next home match on Saturday having scored a tolerable average of 1.8 goals in 10 matches. They managed a total of 18 goals, while also allowing 7 goals against. That is an average of 0.7 goals against per match. They were able to hang on to a clean sheet 6 times in those matches.
Atalanta head into their next Serie A match, averaging a remarkable 2.6 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a striking total of 26 goals, while also conceding 13 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.3 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times. Here are our predictions!
Facts and figures for SSC Napoli vs Atalanta in Serie A.
- SSC Napoli unbeaten the last 18 matches in a row at home;
- SSC Napoli has won in the last 6 of 7 matches at home;
- SSC Napoli scored in the last 40 of 42 matches;
- SSC Napoli scored the last 23 matches in a row at home.
- Atalanta has won the last 4 matches in a row;
- Atalanta unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row;
- Atalanta has won the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Atalanta unbeaten the last 13 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — SSC Napoli v. Atalanta
SSC Napoli keep target in sight
SSC Napoli have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. Against Spartak Moskva, they came out empty-handed in a 2-1 defeat, whereafter they avenged themselves in a 4-0 win against Lazio. Their latest match saw them sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw against Sassuolo.
Atalanta on a roll.
Atalanta seem untouchable right now. Atalanta look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gaining 7 points. They started off drawing 3-3 with BSC Young Boys, before downing first Juventus by 0-1, then Venezia in a 4-0 win.
On paper, the two sides seem evenly matched, at least right now. Judging by recent performances, though, SSC Napoli look the value pick here at 13/10. The away win could settle for 2/1, should the visitors manage to escape with all 3 points. At point for each side racks up an accumulator by 5/2 with the bookmakers, should this be your preferred betting strategy.
SSC Napoli v. Atalanta — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other in Serie A, back in February 2021, Atalanta collected all three points. SSC Napoli head into their upcoming match against Atalanta with a 40% winning record in recent Serie A meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 4-1-5 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 50%. The past 10 matches between SSC Napoli and Atalanta have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals this coming Saturday.
Current standings in the Serie A
The Serie A standings show that SSC Napoli and Atalanta are 5 points and 3 spots apart at the moment. SSC Napoli will be looking to claim all three points this coming Saturday to show, they deserve the position at the fun end of the league table. Despite being outsiders, Atalanta will no doubt try to make life difficult for the favourites. There is every reason to be excited to see how this game pans out.
Dries Mertens is enjoying a great goal per game ratio, as he has been on target a few times recently. SSC Napoli will be relying on the services of their in-form marksman yet again, when clashing with Atalanta. The visitors are hoping Mario Pasalic adds another goal to his current tally. He seems in quite good shape with 6 goals lately.