Only 5 points separate these two on the Serie A table, meaning that their clash on Sunday evening just must be an exciting one. It takes place at the largest stadium in Italy, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, where Nerazzurri have always been good. However, they’re taking on Atalanta, currently, the third-best team when away performances are concerned. Because all of this, it’s best to read our Inter vs Atalanta prediction and betting tips before putting any money on this game.
We’ll start our Inter vs Atalanta prediction by saying that Inter hasn’t been the favorite team among bettors this season. Nerazzurri have won some big games, while also losing some in which they were big favorites. For instance, they won Derby Della Madonnina, but just two rounds earlier, they lost to Cagliari.
They also lost to Atalanta in November. Actually, they got hammered by Atalanta in that match, with the final score being 4:1 for the home side. The only goal for Inter in that game was scored by Mauro Icardi, who has since fallen out with the entire squad, the manager, and even with the fans.
Although he’s definitely their best player, Icardi hasn’t been too much of a sport lately. He and his wife/manager want out, but Inter are asking too much. And the result is that Icardi has gotten in arguments with literally everyone in Inter, the result of which was that he was stripped of the captaincy, after which he went on leave due to a minor injury.
It seems that he’s ready to come back in this game. Whether the issue was resolved or he just feels like playing football again is still unclear, but Icardi is back. And it’s up to Spalletti to decide whether to put him in the starting eleven. Icardi is a guy who could finish this game on his own, but at the same time, his presence could ruin the harmony of the team.
Even with Icardi in the team, Inter don’t look like too big of a favorite against Atalanta. This team has been in a sensational form lately, winning 3 out of 4 previous Serie A matches. Another thing going in Atalanta’s favor is that they’ve been fantastic away from home. Actually, only Juventus and Napoli have won more points on the road than Atalanta.
The main strength of this team has been its attack. With 60 goals after 29 rounds, they’re the second most prolific team in the league, with only 2 goals fewer than the table leader. Unfortunately for them, they haven’t been that impressive at the back, allowing a total of 40 goals so far. And because of these statistics, you can probably guess in which direction our Inter vs Atalanta betting tips are gonna go.
- Lautaro Martinez (injury)
- Stefan de Vrij (injury)
- Rafael Toloi (injury)
Handanovic – Skriniar, Miranda, D’Ambrosio, Asamoah – Brozovic, Naingollan, Politano – Perisic, Balde, Icardi
Berisha – Palomino, Masiello, Mancini, Hateboer, Castagne – de Roon, Freuler, Pasalic – Gomez, Zapata
Inter vs Atalanta Prediction
There’s no doubt this game is gonna be packed with excitements because both teams need points. Furthermore, Inter are playing in front of their own crowd, while Atalanta have been fantastic in away matches.
So, predicting which team is gonna be the happier one after the ref blows the final whistle is very difficult. Instead of betting on the outcome, it’s better to focus on goals. We’re guaranteed to see a lot of them!
Inter vs Atalanta Betting Tips
- BTS @1.67 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.90 (bet365)