Defending Champions Make the Short Trip to Atalanta in Serie A

    Atalanta Bergamo vs AC Milan - 21/08/2022

    Defending Champions Make the Short Trip to Atalanta in Serie A
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    We have four fixtures to look forward to in the Italian Serie A on the 21st of August including the meeting between Atalanta and AC Milan.

    The game will take place at the Gewiss Stadium and the hosts begin the weekend in 4th place and 3 points with the visitors one place above them on the same number of points.

    Atalanta started their 2022/23 Serie A campaign with an away victory against Sampdoria. Atlanta opened the scoring in the 26th minute and added their second in the final minutes of the match to seal maximum points.

    Having lost their final two friendly games in preseason, it was good to get the season started with a win.

    Atalanta struggled to win matches towards the end of last season and they have recorded only 3 wins from their 10 most recent Serie A fixtures.

    In addition to the win at Sampdoria last weekend, Atalanta beat Venezia and Spezia away last season.

    Home form in Serie A shows Atalanta have failed to win any of their last 6 home league games and they have recorded just a single victory from their last 11 Serie A matches at the Gewiss Stadium.

    Trends show both teams have scored in 4 of Atalanta’s last 5 home league games and there have been over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 5 Serie A matches on home soil.

    AC Milan make the short journey to the Gewiss Stadium having started the defence of their Serie A title with a 4-2 home win over Udinese. AC Milan were shocked as they fell a goal behind after only 2 minutes but quickly established a lead 13 minutes later.

    However, AC Milan were forced to score again in the second half as Udinese equalised just before the interval but 2 more goals were enough to secure the points.

    Including results from last season, the win over Udinese means AC Milan are undefeated in their 17 most recent games in Serie A. They have won each of their last 7 league matches, including wins at Lazio, Verona, and Sassuolo.

    Away form in Serie A shows AC Milan are undefeated in their last 12 away trips in the league. They have won 9 of those 12 matches and have seen over 2.5 goals in each of their last 3 games on the road.

    Team news and Atalanta are without the injured trio of Ederson José, Merih Demiral, and Davide Zappacosta.

    AC Milan have no injury or suspension concerns ahead of this game, meaning they will be at full strength.

    This could be the best game to watch in Serie A this weekend. Not only do we expect to see both teams score but also over 2.5 goals in the match.

    Atalanta had a poor home record towards the end of last season while AC Milan were flying on the road, so this game could end with an away win.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    1X2
    Forebet
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    Odds
    Score
    Live
    odds
    It1
    163450
    21-2
    1 - 2
    2.86
    26°
    2.50
    2.75 3.40 2.50 no no no
    FT
    1 - 1(1 - 0)
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