Atalanta 4-2-2, Hellas Verona 3-3-2
11/28/20 2:45 pm
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Atalanta is hosting Hellas Verona at Gewiss Stadium in round 9 in the Italian Serie A.
After 3 games without a win, Atalanta has had a fantastic game in the Champions League against Liverpool on the road. With 2 goals in the second half, Atalanta has won this game 0-2, and they are back in the race to advance to the next stage. In Serie A, Atalanta has 2 draws in a row, and they have scored only 1 goal. With 14 points, 18 scored goals, and 14 conceded goals, Atalanta is in 7th place in the Serie A standings. In their last game in Serie A, Atalanta was playing against Spezia on the road, and they have had 45% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and only 76% of the correct passes, which is very odd for Atalanta. Neither of the teams created a lot of chances, and this match ended in a 0-0 draw. Muriel and Gomez have each scored 4 goals for Atalanta, while they both also added 2 assists each. Caldara and Depaoli are injured, while Malinovskyi is still in quarantine. Gosens and Pasalic are still questionable, but they could be ready for this game. Atalanta is in a bit of a slump in the attacking end, but this win against Liverpool was a huge confidence boost, and I think this slump will end pretty soon.
Verona hasn’t won any of their last 3 games, but they are still in a good form. Verona is in 9th place in Serie A standings with 12 points, 10 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals. We know that Verona isn’t an overly offensive team, but their defense is fantastic, and that is what is keeping them in the top half of the table. Verona’s latest loss was in Coppa Italia to Cagliari on the road earlier this week, while their latest Serie A loss was against Sassuolo at home. Verona has had 51% of ball possession in that game, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 77% of the correct passes. Verona has conceded 1 goal in each half, and they lost this game 0-2. Barak is the leading goalscorer for Verona with 3 goals, while Favilli added 2 goals. Darko Lazovic has scored 1 goal. Dimarco and Zaccagni each have 2 assists. Benassi, Ruegg, Vieira, Lazovic, Lovato, Gunter, and Kalinic are all injured, and they will most likely not be playing in this game. Verona has had a really good last season, and I think this one will be the same. I don’t think Verona will reach the Europa League, but they won’t have any trouble staying outside the relegation zone.
When playing at home, Atalanta has not lost to Verona in their last 4 games. Both teams have played a game earlier this week, but Atalanta is the better team here, and they have far fewer injuries. Atalanta hasn’t won any of their last 4 home games, but I think that ends now.