Atalanta vs. Napoli 2/21/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Atalanta 11-7-4, Napoli 13-1-7

2/21/21 12 pm

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Atalanta is hosting Napoli at Gewiss Stadium in round 23 in the Italian Serie A.

Atalanta hasn’t won any of their last 4 games, and their form is solid, and you better believe they will need it against Real Madrid in the Champions League next week. Atalanta has beaten Napoli in Coppa Italia 2 weeks ago, and they will face Juventus in the finals. In their last Serie A game, Atalanta was playing against Cagliari on the road, and they were the dominant team with a massive 64% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 7 shots inside the box, and 81% of accurate passes. Overall, it was a good game for Atalanta, but they were struggling in the attacking end. Atalanta was able to score a goal in the 90th minute, and it was enough for a 0-1 win on the road. Thanks to this win, Atalanta is still in the Champions League spot race, and they are now in 7th place with 40 points. With 49 scored goals, Atalanta is the second-best offensive team in the league, but their defense is inconsistent, and they have conceded 29 goals. Muriel is the leading goalscorer for Atalanta with 13 goals, while Ilicic added 6 assists. Hateboer is the only injured player for Atalanta. I think Atalanta will rest a lot of players in this game, and they better if they want to beat Real Madrid, even if they are struggling.

Napoli has won only 1 of their last 5 games, and they got knocked out of the Coppa Italia. In their Europa League game earlier this week, Napoli was playing against Granada on the road, and they ended up losing this game 2-0 despite being the better team. In the Serie A standings, Napoli is in 6th place with 40 points, a solid 45 scored goal, and only 21 conceded goals which makes them one of the best defensive teams in the league. Insigne is the leading goalscorer for Napoli with 10 goals, while Lozano has 9 goals. Mertens has 6 assists, but unfortunately for Napoli, he is injured. Manolas, Lozano, Ospina, Petagna, and Hysaj are also injured, while Demme is still questionable for this game. Napoli was playing against Juventus in their last game, and they have had only 37% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 77% of the correct passes. Napoli might have not been better in the attacking end here, but they were excellent on the defensive end, and Napoli has won this match 1-0 with a goal from the penalty spot. Despite all of their injuries, Napoli is playing good soccer, and yes, they are struggling with consistency, but everyone would if they had this many injuries.

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The trends are pretty even here, and this is the third game between these two teams in a short period of time. Atalanta is playing in the Champions League next week, and I think they will focus on that, which will give a chance for Napoli to take all 3 points here, and I think they will.

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Goran’s Pick Napoli +290

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