Atalanta vs. Salernitana 5/2/22 Serie A Soccer Pick, Predictions, and Odds
Atalanta vs. Salernitana
May 2, 2022 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -200, Under 2.5 +162
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Atalanta is hosting Salernitana at Gewiss Stadium in round 35 of the Italian Serie A. Atalanta has been struggling, both lately and this entire season, and it’s unlikely they will qualify for Europe. Salernitana has made a surprising run, they have 3 wins in a row, and they are close to the safe zone.
Atalanta is still close to the Europa League and the Conference League, but the way they have been playing this season is not working out, and I think it’s time for a coaching change. With 55 points, Atalanta is now in 8th place, they have scored a solid 61 goals, even though for them that is not a lot. Pasalic has been Atalanta’s best player this season with 11 goals and 6 assists, while Zapata has added 10 goals. Muriel has 8 goals and 7 assists. Atalanta is missing stability in Serie A this season on the defensive end, and even though their offense shines periodically, it’s simply not enough. Atalanta has a few injuries, but that shouldn’t be a problem for a team with so much offense. Atalanta has had a disappointing season, but we will see what they will decide to change before the next season.
Salernitana has been outstanding in their last 3 games, they have 3 wins in a row, but I’m not sure even that will be enough for them to stay in the league. Salernitana is now in 19th place with 25 points, which is only 3 points less than Cagliari has in the safe spot. Salernitana has the worst defense in the league, they have conceded 70 goals so far, which is an average of over 2 conceded goals per game. Offensively, Salernitana has been decent lately, but overall, they have not been good. Salernitana has scored only 28 goals, and Bonazzoli has scored 8 this season. Mousset and Coulibaly are both injured, while Verdi and Radovanovic are both still questionable. Salernitana has 5 games left to play this season, and with the situation, they are in right now, their chances are still decent. Salernitana has a solid schedule until the end, and if they can keep their streak alive, and win another 6-7 points, they might even pull out a miracle here.
Atalanta has never lost Salernitana in the past, but with the way both of these teams have been playing, I think Atalanta could have problems here. Salernitana is on a nice roll, they are scoring goals, and I think they will score here at least once.