Sassuolo 14-10-9, Atalanta 20-8-5
5/2/21 9 am
Over 2.5 (-275), Under 2.5 (+220) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Sassuolo is hosting Atalanta at Mapei Stadium in round 34 in the Italian Serie A.
Sassuolo has awakened, and they are now on w 4-game winning streak, which will make this derby a lot more interesting. During this streak, Sassuolo has scored 7 goals while conceding only 2 goals, and they have beaten some decent teams, including Milan. Thanks to these 4 wins, Sassuolo is back in the Europa League hunt, and they are now in 8th place with 52 points, just 3 points below Lazio in 7th place. In their last game against Sampdoria at home, Sassuolo was the better team with 66% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a high 91% of the correct passes. Despite all the dominance, it took a while for Sassuolo to score a goal, but they finally succeeded in the 69th minute, and that was enough for a 1-0 win. Berardi is still the leading goalscorer for Sassuolo with 14 goals and 5 assists, while Caputo added 11 goals and 4 assists. Romagna, Caputo, and Raspadori are all injured for Sassuolo. It would be a shame if Sassuolo doesn’t end up in Europe because they have had an excellent period in Serie A this season, and they are a good offensive team that can beat anyone out there.
Atalanta has been in great form as well, and they are undefeated in their last 6 games while winning 5 of those 6 games. Atalanta is now in 2nd place with 68 points, which is 12 points less than Inter, but I don’t think they will have time to catch up to Inter. Atalanta has been a goalscoring machine once again this season, and they are the best offensive team in the league with 78 scored goals, but their defense got a little sloppy with 39 conceded goals. In their latest game against Bologna at home, Atalanta has had 56% of ball possession, a massive 10 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 8 big chances created, and a decent 83% of the correct passes. Atalanta has scored 2 goals in the first half, and things got even better for them when Bologna conceded a red card in the 49th minute. Atalanta has scored 3 more goals in the second half, and they have deservedly won this match 5-0. During this 6-game streak, Atalanta has scored 15 goals while conceding 5 goals, but Atalanta was able to keep 3 clean sheets during this streak. Muriel now has 19 goals to his name, while Zapata added 14 goals. Malinovskyi has 9 assists. There are no injuries or suspensions in Atalanta as of right now. At the moment, Atalanta is playing fantastic soccer, the best in the league, and if they have just a few games more to play, I think Atalanta would catch up to Inter, but I believe they will be satisfied with second place.
The trends are on Atalanta’s side in this matchup, but Sassuolo has been solid at home, and Atalanta has been great on the road this season. This will be a really fun game with a lot of chances, and goals, but I also think Atalanta will get all three points here.