No one seems to have what it takes to challenge Juve’s position at the top of Serie A table. Still, this doesn’t mean that the competition is gonna be boring. There are plenty of spots left for grabs, with Napoli hoping to get one of the best ones possible for themselves. But, in order to stay at the 2nd position, Don Carlo’s boys will have to keep on playing well. And that implies beating Atalanta on Monday at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo. Can they do it or are there gonna be some problems? Find it out in Atalanta vs Napoli prediction and betting tips!
Atlanta are in the middle of the table right now, but considering that they have approximately the same number of points as many teams above them, they could easily get higher if they beat Napoli on Monday. At the same time, they also have almost the same number of points as many teams below them, meaning that if they lost, they could drop significantly.
All this means that they are gonna be very eager to do well against Napoli and perhaps even beat them. And that is something that they did 3 times in their previous 5 meetings. Another thing giving them hope in this game is that they play at home, where they won 10 points in 6 games this season. It’s not too impressive, but if you compare it with their away performances (8 pts in 7 games), it’s obvious that they are much better at their stadium.
On top of everything, they seem to have no problems with injuries at the moment, with only a few players being sidelined. The best thing is that none of those are first-team players.
They’re on the 2nd spot on the table, with 8 points less than Juventus. It seems almost impossible to catch up with them, but Napoli’s main goal this season is not to challenge the title but to remain at the 2nd positon. The problem is that there are many teams breathing by their necks, Inter especially.
But, they’re in a superb form at the moment and have no worries about that. They have only one defeat since September and the game that lost was against Juve in Turin. Apart from doing well in the domestic league, they are also doing fine in the Champions League. They’re at the top of the group, standing above PSG, Liverpool, and Red Star.
This means that they can turn their focus entirely on the game with Atalanta. And it’s not going to be easy, which is why they’re going to give their utmost on Monday. What gives them hope is that they won 4 out of 6 matches on the road this season in Serie A.
- Musa Barrow (injury)
- Marco Vernier (injury)
- Simone Verdi (injury)
- Vlad Chiriches (injury)
Berisha – Toloi, Djimsiti, Mancini, Hateboer, Gosens – Freuler, de Roon, Ilicic, Gomez – Zapata
Ospina – Albiol, Koulibaly, Hysaj, Rui – Allan, Hamsik, Zielinski – Callejon, Insigne, Milik
Atalanta vs Napoli Prediction
Napoli are the better team, but Atalanta are great at home. And considering that both teams are very motivated to win points in this game, we’re going to see a very entertaining duel on Monday evening. But, who’s going to be the happier side once the ref blows the final whistle? I think both (or neither)! I think we’re gonna see a draw here.
Atalanta vs Napoli Betting Tips
- Draw @3.60 (bet365)
- BTS @1.62 (William Hill)
- Correct Score 1:1 @7.25 (bwin)