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Atalanta Aim to Keep Top Spot at Napoli

SSC Napoli vs Atalanta Bergamo Preview 17/10/2020

15 October 2020 | Serie A | Preview
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Atalanta Aim to Keep Top Spot at Napoli
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The first match to be played in the Italian Serie A following the international break is between Napoli and Atalanta. The game will be played at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples, with the hosts in 8th place on 5 points having had a point docked for missing the Juventus match. The visitors are top of the table with 9 points to their name.

Napoli come to the game defending a tainted 100% record having started the season with a 2-0 away victory against Parma. The score was 0-0 at half time but Napoli produced a good second half performance to score the goals to win the match.

There was little trouble for Napoli in their second league game of the campaign as they defeated Genoa 6-0 at home. Napoli opened the scoring after only 10 minutes but were forced to wait until the second half to score their second goal. Having got the second goal early in the second half Napoli played some good attacking football and scored another 4 goals with 18 minutes remaining on the clock.

Their game against Juventus did not take place amid controversy surrounding COVID-19 and Napoli were handed a 3-0 loss.

Trends show Napoli have been difficult to beat in recent games and they have remained undefeated at home in their last 8 Serie A matches. Of their last 10 home games in Serie A, Napoli have seen 8 in which both teams scored and 9 with over 2.5 goals scored.

Atalanta have started where they left off last season and have won each of their 3 Serie A matches to date. They started their campaign with a 4-2 victory at Torino and followed that up with an impressive 4-1 win at Lazio. Atalanta were 3-0 up before half time and despite conceding a goal in the 57th minute they added to their total with another goal.

Atalanta’s first home game of the season came against Cagliari before the international break and it was another feast of goals. Atalanta manage to score 4 goals before half time and added another in the second half to win the match 5-2. That result means Atalanta have scored 4 or more goals in each of their 3 league games this season.

Trends show Atalanta are undefeated in their last 12 away league games and there have been goals scored by both teams in Atalanta's last 6 away matches in Serie A. Both teams have scored in 9 of Atalanta's 10 most recent Serie A away games.

Team news and Napoli will be without Elif Elmas and Piotr Zielinski due to coronavirus. Lorenzo Insigne is back in training following a hamstring injury.

Atalanta are also without a player due to the virus and Marco Carnesecchi will miss out. Matteo Pessina, Mattia Caldara, Pierluigi Gollini, and Cristiano Piccini are injured.

This should be a high scoring match with both teams finding the back of the net. Atalanta have a great away record and this could be another match that sees them score 3 or more goals and pick up maximum points.

Home team - Away team Probability in% Forebet Correct score Avg. goals Weather conditions Odds Kelly Criterion Score
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Serie A | Round 4, Regular Season
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SSC NapoliAtalanta Bergamo
17/10/2020 15:00 GMT
353036 2 3 - 4 4.25 18°-19° 2.90 0.02
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4 - 1
(4 - 0)

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OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. AC Milan 12 4 4 0 0 9 1 8
2. Sassuolo Calcio 11 5 3 2 0 16 9 7
3. Inter Milano 10 5 3 1 1 13 8 5
4. Sampdoria 9 5 3 0 2 10 8 2
5. Atalanta Bergamo 9 5 3 0 2 15 12 3
6. Juventus FC 8 4 2 2 0 9 3 6
7. SSC Napoli 8 4 3 0 1 12 4 8
8. Lazio 7 5 2 1 2 6 9 -3
9. Hellas Verona 7 4 2 1 1 4 1 3
10. Cagliari Calcio 7 5 2 1 2 10 12 -2
11. AS Roma 7 4 2 1 1 8 7 1
12. Benevento Calcio 6 4 2 0 2 8 12 -4
13. Fiorentina 4 4 1 1 2 7 8 -1
14. Spezia Calcio 4 4 1 1 2 5 9 -4
15. Genoa 4 4 1 1 2 4 9 -5
16. Udinese Calcio 3 4 1 0 3 3 6 -3
17. Bologna FC 3 5 1 0 4 8 10 -2
18. Parma FC 3 4 1 0 3 4 9 -5
19. Torino FC 1 4 0 1 3 7 11 -4
20. FC Crotone 1 5 0 1 4 5 15 -10

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