Stadium: Carlo Castellani (Empoli)
Atalanta approaches the match against Empoli after a painful defeat against AC Milan in the previous round and only in 8th place in the Serie A standings. Will the Black and Blues be able to improve the statistics in an away game with the newcomer of the elite championship? There are several options to bet on.
Empoli is on fire
The Blues' management can already praise themselves for the coaching reshuffle ahead of the season. The ex-coach who won Serie B with Empoli is now agonizing with Sassuolo, Aurelio Andreazzoli, who took charge of the Blues, has not only managed to beat Juventus away but has already scored 9 points.
Under Andreazzoli, the Blues try to play modern attacking soccer and it brings results. Empoli didn't have a single draw in seven rounds, earning 3 wins and distinguished themselves nine times. A decent start to the season for a newcomer to the top league.
Atalanta should benefit from the international break
Gian Piero Gasperini's team had great difficulty entering the season. Quite literally, Atalanta is not in the best physical condition at the start. That said, they are improving with each round, and it is obvious that they are about to reach their peak form. Most likely, even in the match against Empoli Atalanta will show themselves in all their attacking glory.
In the previous round, Atalanta could not do anything with AC Milan, losing on home field 2-3. Moreover, Gasperini's team sent two goals to the opponent after minute 86. Milan had scored three times by minute 78, deciding the outcome of the match long before the final whistle. This defeat was Atalanta's second in the league. As a result, they have 11 points under their belt after 7 rounds played, ending up 8th in the Serie A standings. However, it’s only beginning.
The opponents met in Serie A in the 2018–19 season when Atalanta failed to outplay Empoli: an away loss and a home draw.
Expert Betting Tips
Atalanta is gaining momentum with each round. The team is most likely to look even stronger after the international break. Empoli is a comfortable opponent for Gian Piero Gasperini's side. As a rule, Bergamo can take on opponents who play offense with great physical consistency. The upcoming game will be no exception. Atalanta is in good form. They need points, and playing the newcomer to Serie A is a great opportunity to improve their position standings.
Prediction: Atalanta will win.
- Handicap Atalanta (-1) for 2.01;
- Atalanta To Win + Total Over (1.5) for 1.71.