Atalanta vs. Inter 8/1/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atalanta 23-9-5, Inter 23-10-4
8/1/20 2:45 pm
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Atalanta is welcoming Inter to Gewiss Stadium in a derby match of round 38 in Italian Serie A.
Atalanta has been outstanding in Serie A since the restart, and they have scored at least 1 goal in each of their last 12 games, 28 goals in total. Since the restart, Atalanta hasn’t lost any of their games, and with that, they have been the biggest threat to Juventus at the top of the standings. Atalanta is now in 3rd place in the standings with 78 points, massive 98 scored goals, and 46 conceded goals. Atalanta can’t reach Juventus anymore, but they are now fighting to win second place, not that it matters much because all of the top four spots lead straight into the Champions League group stage next season. In their last Serie A game against Parma on the road, Atalanta has had 58% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and solid 85% of the correct passes. Atalanta has won this match 1-2 to continue their undefeated streak in Serie A. Zapata and Muriel have both scored 18 goals for Atalanta this season, while Ilicic added another 15 goals, but unfortunately for Atalanta, he is injured and will not be in the lineup for this match. Atalanta is in a good form, which is important ahead of their Champions League game against PSG next week, in which is think Atalanta could pull a surprise and advance to the next stage.
Inter has also been playing well, and they are undefeated in their last 7 games in Serie A. Inter is in second place with 79 points, and they actually have fewer losses this season than Juventus, but all those draws have cost Inter the title this season. With 79 scored goals, Inter is the second-best attacking team in Serie A, while their defense has been the best with only 36 conceded goals. Lukaku is Inter’s top goalscorer with 23 goals, while Martinez added another 14 goals. Sanchez and Candreva both have 7 assists. Sensi and Vecino are both injured, and none of them will play in this game. In their most recent Serie A game against Napoli a few days ago, Inter has had 41% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 86% of the correct passes. With an early first-half goal and late second-half goal, Inter has won this match 2-0. In the Europa League knockout stage, Inter will play against Getafe, the team that hasn’t been playing well in LaLiga for a while, but there has been enough time for them to regroup. Even though I think Inter will get the job done against Getafe, I think they need to be careful because Getafe has been known to surprise when cornered.
Here we have two teams that are playing well, but none of them need a win here, which means we could expect some changes because both Atalanta and Inter will look to preserve some players for their games in Europe next week. With all of that being said, I still think there will be plenty of chances and goals in this game.