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Second Place on the Line as Atalanta Play Inter on Final Day

Atalanta Bergamo vs Inter Milano Preview 01/08/2020

31 July 2020 | Serie A | Preview
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Second Place on the Line as Atalanta Play Inter on Final Day
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We already know Juventus have won the Italian Serie A title this season but there is still plenty to play for below them in the league. Two teams who are hoping to finish in second place meet at the Gewiss Stadium as Atalanta take on Inter Milan.

The hosts come into the game in 3rd place on 78 points while the visitors are in 2nd place on 79 points.

Atalanta’s most recent fixture came on the 28th of July as they defeated Parma 2-1 away from home. They fell a goal behind just before half time but managed to score two goals in the last 20 minutes of the match to take maximum points. That result means Atalanta remain undefeated in their last 19 games in all competitions.

You must go back to the 2-1 defeat at home against SPAL on the 20th of January to find the last time Atalanta lost in Serie A. Since then they have embarked on a run of 17 games without defeat.

Home form is excellent and Atalanta have won each of their last 7 Serie A matches at the Gewiss Stadium. There have been wins over Roma, Lazio and Napoli and these victories show Atalanta have what it takes to beat the big names at home.

Atalanta Have managed to keep a clean sheet in 3 of their last 4 home league games and they have scored 2 or more goals in 7 of their last 8 on home soil.

Inter Milan come into the match having defeated Napoli 2-0 at home on Monday night. That result kept them in second place going into this game but they know they could still need to win the match depending on the position of Lazio in third. The victory over Napoli means Inter Milan are undefeated in their last 7 Serie A matches.

In addition to the win over Napoli, Inter Milan have beaten Torino at home plus Genoa and SPAL away. There have also been draws at home against Fiorentina and away at Hellas Verona and Roma. Away form in the league shows Inter Milan are undefeated in their last 5 games.

Although clean sheets have not been easy to come by away from home for Inter Milan, they are scoring plenty of goals. Trends show Inter Milan have scored 2 or more goals in each of their last 5 away Serie A matches.

Looking ahead to the team news and Atalanta will be without influential forward Josip Ilicic who is injured. He is the only player unlikely to be available for the hosts.

Inter Milan make the short journey without the injured duo of Matias Vecino and Stefano Sensi. Striker Lautaro Martinez will be hoping to start the game having come off the bench to score against Napoli.

This game is a great way to finish the extended Serie A season. One thing we should be able to guarantee is goals and both teams will be confident of finding the back of the net. In terms of a winner, three of the last four meetings have ended in draws and it would not be a surprise to see this one end in a score draw.

Predictions for Serie A

Home team - Away team Forebet
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Brescia CalcioSampdoria
01/08/2020 17:00
2
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AC MilanCagliari Calcio
01/08/2020 19:45
1
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Atalanta BergamoInter Milano
01/08/2020 19:45
X
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SSC NapoliLazio
01/08/2020 19:45
2

Italy Serie A - predictions, tips, statistics
Serie A
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Juventus FC 83 38 26 5 7 76 43 33
2. Inter Milano 82 38 24 10 4 81 36 45
3. Atalanta Bergamo 78 38 23 9 6 98 48 50
4. Lazio 78 38 24 6 8 79 42 37
5. AS Roma 70 38 21 7 10 77 51 26
6. AC Milan 66 38 19 9 10 63 46 17
7. SSC Napoli 62 38 18 8 12 61 50 11
8. Sassuolo Calcio 51 38 14 9 15 69 63 6
9. Hellas Verona 49 38 12 13 13 47 51 -4
10. Fiorentina 49 38 12 13 13 51 48 3
11. Parma FC 49 38 14 7 17 56 57 -1
12. Bologna FC 47 38 12 11 15 52 65 -13
13. Udinese Calcio 45 38 12 9 17 37 51 -14
14. Cagliari Calcio 45 38 11 12 15 52 56 -4
15. Sampdoria 42 38 12 6 20 48 65 -17
16. Torino FC 40 38 11 7 20 46 68 -22
17. Genoa 39 38 10 9 19 47 73 -26
18. US Lecce 35 38 9 8 21 52 85 -33
19. Brescia Calcio 25 38 6 7 25 35 79 -44
20. SPAL 1907 20 38 5 5 28 27 77 -50

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