Stadium: San Paolo (Naples)
Referee: Maurizio Mariani
The Saturday’s program of the 16th round of the Serie A will be concluded with the championship leader, Napoli, hosting one of the best Italian teams, Atalanta. Who will be on the winning side in such a high-profile meeting? Let’s choose several options for the bet at once.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Napoli is Exhausted
Luciano Spalletti not only overcame the first third of the current Napoli championship but ripped through everything in his path. Unfortunately, then at the club, the rot set in as this is an inevitable phenomenon over the long-distance of the season. However, at this stage of the championship, we can evaluate the actual level of the team and its real ambitions. Contenders for the title usually undergo minimal losses, steadily gaining points even with poor playing quality.
Napoli is not coping very well so far. When the team beat Lazio at home, we were reminded that the Blues occupy 1st place in the standings – 4:0. In addition, they got draws with Verona and Sassuolo, defeated by Inter, and an away setback in the Europa League with Spartak Moscow. The Europa League playoffs are not secured, and after the 16th round of the championship, Napoli may lose 1st place in Serie A.
Head coach Spalletti has been unstable psychologically lately. He had a conflict in the match against Spartak with the coach of the Red-and-Whites, Rui Vitória, and was recently sent off in a game with Sassuolo. Now Spalletti will miss the matches with Atalanta and at home against Empoli.
Atalanta is Playing Better and Better
Gian Piero Gasperini’s plan has been almost working out. It would be a total success if the team managed to beat Young Boys in the recent Champions League match. The beginning of the season was hard for the Black and Blues, but they got up steam from round to round. As a result, they reached the peak of a form exactly when required. Atalanta needs to beat Villarreal at home in the Champions League to get into the playoffs. In the championship, the team has already won 4 victories, including a defeat over Juventus. It is only 5 points behind 1st place in the Serie A standings.
Napoli beat Atalanta only once in the last five matches and lost twice with the same score 1:2.
Expert Betting Tips
Napoli has been having a difficult time lately. Physical fatigue turned into psychological instability, which was why the Goddess was defeated. Atalanta, on the contrary, has gained a great fit, has become even more confident, and is achieving impressive results. Draw your conclusions. Prediction: a victory of Atalanta.
- W2 for 2.75
- Asian Handicap 2 (+0,25) for 1.825
- Correct Score 1:2 for 11.00