Sassuolo vs. Atalanta 5/2/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sassuolo vs. Atalanta 5/2/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Sassuolo 14-10-9, Atalanta 20-8-5

5/2/21 9 am

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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.

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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.

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