Atalanta – Bologna : Preview & Prediction
The home team is currently in 12th place with 9 points earned after 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, tied at home for Juventus by (2-2). In the last match, lost out to Sampdoria by (3-1). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Apollon Limassol by (3-1). For the championship, Atalanta had 7 points in 12 chances, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 games he played in his stadium. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always conceded goals in the last eight games, but their attack has been regular, since they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 8 games in this competition. In 8 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Atalanta are going through a difficult time in the Italian Championship, have not won 3 games and need to seek recovery because they are falling dangerously in the qualifying table. The team is characterized by a reasonable attack that has scored 13 goals and is the seventh most positive of Serie A, while the defense has 13 goals and is the eighth most leaked, demonstrating that it is necessary to improve in both sectors, especially in the defense. Playing at home, such as this Sunday’s match, Atalanta comes from 2 wins and 1 draw, being scored and conceded in these 3 games and it is worth mentioning that it is the fourth team that scores the most goals in the status of principal. For the confrontation with Bologna, coach Gian Piero Gasperini has no problems with injuries or suspensions and goes to the field with maximum strength.
The visiting team is currently in 7th place with 14 points, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, he won off to Genoa by (0-1). In the last match, he won at home to SPAL by (2-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with a total of 12 goals scored and 21 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 53 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last 4 away games, Bologna have won 3 and 1 defeats, having won 9 points out of 12. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 8 games in this competition. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: scored the first goal in 6 of the last 8 games for Serie A TIM, of these 6 reached the interval in the advantage in 2 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘ in 4.
Bologna have been rising production in the Italian League, have not lost 4 games, come from 3 consecutive victories and now seek 3 more points to get closer to the national leaders. The team has featured a low offensive performance as it has scored only 8 goals, being the seventh worst attack of the competition, while the defense, on the other hand, has suffered 8 goals and is the fifth less leaked, evidencing the imbalance between the offensive and defensive. Playing away from home, like Sunday’s showdown, Bologna are showing great strength, have the fourth best Serie A campaign in this type of situation and it is worth noting that scored goals in all games away from their dominions. For the match against Atalanta, coach Roberto Donadoni will not be able to rely on midfielder Taider due to injury.
Atalanta – Bologna : Betting Tips
Atalanta and Bologna play at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in a 9th round match of Serie A TIM. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 4 matches won 3 and drew 1. Indeed, in the last match at this stage, for Serie A TIM, 22-04-2017, Atalanta won by (3-2). The goals of the match were scored by A. Conti (3 ‘), R. Freuler (14’) and M. Caldara (75 ‘) for Atalanta and M. Destro (16’) and F. Di Francesco ) to Bologna. In this match the house factor can play a decisive role, as Bologna has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.
Atalanta – Win Odds: 1.90
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.80