Six rounds are left till the end of the season of Serie A, meaning that the maximum number of points Italian teams can win is 18. Considering that Napoli have 7 points more than the 3rd-placed team, it’s fair to say that they’ll probably finish the season as the runner-up. Atalanta, on the other hand, have to work hard in order to secure a place among the top 6 teams, thus booking a spot in Europe. This is why you can be sure Atalanta are traveling to San Paolo on Monday to get some points. Can they do it? Find out in Napoli vs Atalanta prediction and betting tips!
With 7 points more than Inter ahead of the 33rd round and 17 points less than Juve, Napoli seem destined for the 2nd spot in Serie A. Still, their job isn’t yet over, they will need to win some points in the remaining six rounds in order to secure that position. But, will they get the points on Monday?
The thing is that Napoli might be feeling disappointed after losing to Arsenal at home last Thursday, thus getting knocked out of the Europa League. On the other hand, not getting qualified for the semis means that they can now focus entirely on Serie A.
The main reason why our Napoli vs Atalanta prediction might be leaning slightly towards to hosts is that they’ve always been sensational at San Paolo. This season, only Juve have won more points than Napoli in home matches. However, Atalanta have won 2 out of three previous meetings between the two in Naples.
Atalanta is one of the not-too-many teams that have some pretty good memories from San Paolo. But, that shouldn’t surprise you much, because this team plays excellent away from home. In fact, this season, they’ve won more points on the road than on their stadium.
Another thing going in their favor is that they’ve been playing really well lately. Atalanta is without a defeat since February, even though they’ve played against some really tough sides along the way, including Inter at San Siro.
Winning points on Monday would drastically increase their chances of booking a spot in the Europa League. And considering that they still have a chance to qualify for the Champions League, you can be sure Atalanta will go all-in at San Paolo.
Knowing that they’re the second most prolific team in terms of goal-scoring, it’s fair to assume they’re gonna play attacking football on Monday. Sure, they did play 0:0 in two of their previous Serie A games, but we’re gonna suggest betting on goals in our Napoli vs Atalanta betting tips.
- Raul Albiol (injury)
- Amadou Diawara (injury)
- Adam Ounas (injury)
- Rafael Toloi (injury)
Meret – Koulibaly, Maksimovic, Hysaj, Rui – Allan, Zielinski, Ruiz – Insigne, Mertens, Milik
Berisha – Djimsiti, Mancini, Masiello, Hateboer, Gosens – de Roon, Freuler, Gomez, Ilicic – Zapata
Napoli vs Atalanta Prediction
When it comes to player quality, Napoli have the advantage. But, Napoli don’t have too much motivation to do their utmost in this game. Regardless of the outcome, they will probably finish the season among the top 4, more specifically, at the 2nd place on the table.
And they probably feel slightly depressed because of the loss to Arsenal last week. Sure, they have faithful fans who are capable of snapping them out of the melancholy, but it’s Monday evening and they need to go to work in the morning. So, they might not be too spirited when it comes to supporting their players. And Atalanta will look to take advantage of that.
Napoli vs Atalanta Betting Tips
- Atalanta @4.20 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.66 (1XBET)
- BTS @1.57 (bet365)