Hellas Verona vs. Atalanta 7/18/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Hellas Verona vs. Atalanta 7/18/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-18 11:15:00 EDT

Hellas Verona is welcoming Atalanta to Marc Antonio Bentegodi in round 34 in Italian Serie A.

Verona has been decent this season, but they haven’t won any of their last 4 games in Serie A. during this stretch, Verona has scored 4 goals and conceded 7 goals. Overall, Verona is having an outstanding season where they are in 9th place in the standings with 44 points, 41 scored goals, and 41 conceded goals in 33 games. In their latest Serie A game against Roma on the road, Verona was dominant with possession, 66%, but they had only 1 shot on goal, 6 corner kicks, and solid 83% of the correct passes. This was an entertaining game where we saw 3 scored goals, 1 penalty, and plenty of good action. Verona has lost this game 2-1. Verona has been struggling a bit after the restart, but thanks to their good first half of the season, Verona is far from the relegation zone and their Serie A status is secured. Di Carmine and Pessina have both scored 6 goals for Verona this season, while Pazzini and Faraoni added 4 goals each. Lazovic added 7 assists. Pazzini is the only injured player for Verona and he will not be in the lineup. Verona is only 7 points away from the Europa League, but I don’t see them going there because Verona is struggling on both ends, and they lack depth and quality comparing to the other teams in the run.

I’m lost for words to describe Atalanta’s recent success this season. Since the restart, Atalanta has won 7 games, while one game ended in a draw. With this fantastic streak, Atalanta has climbed to second place with 70 points, just 7 points away from Juventus at the top, and if Atalanta continues playing this well, they just might end up at the top. Atalanta has scored massive 93 goals so far this season, and they are the best offensive team in Serie A, by far. Atalanta’s defense has been solid with 43 conceded goals. Muriel has scored 17 goals for Atalanta, Zapata has 16 goals, while Ilicic added 15 goals. Gosens and Pasalic both have 9 goals. Gomes has added 14 assists for Atalanta so far this season. There are no injuries for Atalanta, but Ilicic is still questionable for this game. In their latest Serie A game against Brescia at home, Atalanta was fantastic with 69% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and high 91% of the correct passes. Atalanta was incredibly effective in this match and with 4 scored goals in the first half, and 2 more goals in the second half, Atalanta has won this game 6-2. Not only Atalanta has gotten close to Juventus, but they also have an easier schedule and I hope Atalanta can take Juventus down.

Verona hasn’t won any of their last 4 games, while Atalanta has a record of 10-5-1 on the road this season. Verona is consistent in scoring goals lately, but I still think Atalanta will win this game.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Atalanta to win and both teams to score a goal +137

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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