Stadium: Azzurri d'Italia (Bergamo)
Referee: Ermanno Feliciani
Atalanta successfully started in the Europa League, beating Poland's Raków on their field. The championship meeting with Cagliari is already in two days on the third, and will the Bergamaschi have time to recover?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The team at the start of the season is very unstable and strictly alternates wins and losses. Thus, having beaten Sassuolo in the first round (2:0) in the second round, Atalanta unexpectedly lost away against Frosinone (1:2), conceding twice in the first half. Then followed a convincing home win over Monza (3:0), but after another setback - 2:3 away from Fiorentina, Atalanta conceded twice in the first half.
On Thursday in the game against Rakow, the Bergamaschi were stronger after the defeat, although it can not be said that the meeting was easy. The opponents held on until the 49th minute when Charles De Ketelaere opened the scoring. After scoring, Atalanta, of course, began to play easier. In the 66th minute, Ederson doubled Bergamo's lead to 2:0. It should be noted that Aleksei Miranchuk appeared on the pitch in the 62nd minute, shortly before his team's second goal.
At the beginning of the championship, the team is expected to impose a struggle on all their rivals, although they are still not gaining points - Cagliari has only two points in four rounds. And in all games, except for the match with Inter (0:2), they could claim for more. So in the last round at home against Udinese, Cagliari did not score - 0:0. And before that, only in the end, they lost to Bologna with a score of 1:2.
Expert Betting Tips
Atalanta does not have many opportunities for rotation to spend forces effectively on two fronts. Therefore, it is not worth counting on a victory for the Bergamaschi in two days on the third after the game in the Europa League, much less a convincing success. Cagliari is a strong team under the leadership of the experienced Claudio Ranieri, which may well cling to Bergamo for a result. It's not certain that the team will succeed, as Cagliari has a weak set of players, but Atalanta won't be easy.