Spezia 2-2-3, Atalanta 4-1-2
11/21/20 12 pm
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Spezia is welcoming Atalanta to Orogel Stadium-Dino Manuzzi in round 8 in the Italian Serie A.
Spezia is also the newcomer to Serie A, but they have been doing much better than Crotone. With 8 points, 11 scored goals, and 15 conceded goals, Spezia is in 13th place in the Serie A standings. Spezia has lost only 1 of their last 4 Serie A games, and they have scored at least 1 goal in all 4 of those games. In their last Serie A game, Spezia was playing against Benevento on the road, and they were the better team with a massive 63% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a decent 84% of the correct passes. This was the best game of the season for Spezia, and they have won this game 0-3 on the road. Galabinov is the leading goalscorer for Spezia with 3 goals, while Nzola and Pobega added 2 goals each. Gyasi has added 2 assists. Capradossi, Zoet, Galabinov, Bartolomei, Ramos, Sena, Ferrer, and Verde are all injured, while Sala is still questionable for this game. Spezia started the season well, and they won’t need a lot more to stay in Serie A, which was their only goal of the season.
Atalanta was absolutely brilliant last season, but they have been struggling a bit as of late, which was expected. Atalanta has won only 1 of their last 5 games, and that was against Crotone. Atalanta is in third place in their Champions League group with 4 points, and they will need to fight with Ajax for second place. Atalanta has been one of the best offensive teams in Serie A this season with 18 scored goals, but their defense was not good with 14 conceded goals, the most of all the top 10 teams so far. In their latest Serie A game, Atalanta was hosting Inter, and they have had 52% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 89% of the correct passes. Atalanta was losing since the 58th minute, but they were able to tie the score in the 79th minute. The final score of this game was 1-1. Muriel and Gomez have each scored 4 goals so far this season, while Hateboer, Lammers, and Zapata have each added 2 goals. Gosens, Palomino, Muriel, Gomez, Zapata, and Malinovskyi have each added 2 assists. Caldara, Piccini, Palomino, Malinovskyi, and Tumminello are all injured, and they will most likely miss this game. I think this international break came at a good time for Atalanta, and it will do some good for them. The schedule is on the easier side for Atalanta in Serie A, but the Champions League games are always tough.
Spezia and Atalanta have played only one against each other, and Atalanta has won that game. Atalanta is the better team here, and I think they will get a win on the road here.