Atalanta 3-0-1, Sampdoria 2-0-2
10/24/10 9 am
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Atalanta is welcoming Sampdoria to Gewiss Stadium in round 5 in the Italian Serie A.
After the terrible loss to Lazio last weekend in Serie A, Atalanta was playing in the Champions League against Midtjylland on the road, and they have won that game 0-4. Atalanta is in 3rd place in Serie A standings, and they are the best offensive team with 14 scored goals in 4 games, while they conceded 9 goals. Gomez has scored 4 goals and added 2 assists for Atalanta so far this season, while Hateboer, Muriel, and Lammers added 2 goals each. Zapata, Palomino, and Gosens all added 2 assists each. Gollini, Caldara, and Carnesecchi are all injured, while Malinovskyi is still questionable. In their last Serie A match against Napoli on the road, Atalanta has had 51% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. Atalanta was just outrun in this game, and their defense wasn’t on a high enough level, and Atalanta ended up losing this match 4-1. Atalanta is a fantastic team, and they are playing some of the best soccer in Italy, but we will see if Atalanta can stay at the top of their game while playing in Serie A and the Champions League. Their schedule is tough, and I’m afraid Atalanta will need to sacrifice either Serie A or the Champions League.
After losing the first two games of the season, Sampdoria is on a 2-game winning streak in Serie A. during this streak, Sampdoria has scored 5 goals while conceding only 1 goal. With 6 points, 7 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals, Sampdoria is in 9th place in the standings. In their last Serie A game against Lazio at home, Sampdoria has had 52% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a decent 81% of the correct passes. Sampdoria was absolutely fantastic in this game, and they have deservedly won this match 3-0. Quagliarella is the leading goalscorer for Sampdoria with 3 goals, while Bonazzoli, Candreva, Augello, and Audero have each added 1 assist. Gabbiadini is the only injured player for Sampdoria, and he will not be in the lineup for this match. Sampdoria is a solid team, and they have some good players and a coach that won the EPL title with Leicester City a few years ago. Last season was tough for Sampdoria, and they have barely escaped the relegation zone, but I believe this season will be better for Sampdoria, and they will have a much easier time securing their Serie A spot.
The trends are mixed here, but Sampdoria hasn’t had a lot of success against Atalanta on the road. Atalanta has played a game earlier this week, and since they are playing another one next week, I expect Atlanta to rest some players. Sampdoria is in good form, and they could surprise me here, but I will stick with goals.