Atalanta Could Move into Top Four with Win Over Genoa

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    Atalanta Could Move into Top Four with Win Over Genoa
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    There are several Italian Serie A fixtures to look forward to on Sunday the 17th of January including the meeting between Atalanta and Genoa at the Gewiss Stadium.

    The hosts begin the weekend in 5th place on 31 points while the visitors are in 17th place on 14 points.

    Atalanta come into the match having defeated Cagliari 3-1 at home in the Coppa Italia on Thursday night. Atalanta took the lead just before half time but conceded the equaliser 10 minutes into the second half. However, it did not take long for them to restore their advantage and to seal the victory with a third goal in the 64th minute.

    That result means Atalanta have won each of their last 4 games in all competitions, 3 of which have come in Serie A. There have been victories over Sassuolo and Parma at home plus Benevento away. In fact, Atalanta are undefeated in their last 10 matches in all competitions.

    Atalanta have won 5 and drawn 2 of their last 7 Serie A games and have won each of their last 4 league games on home soil. Trends show that in their 4 most recent home games in Serie A, Atalanta have won by 3 or more goals. They have scored 2 or more goals in each of their last 5 Serie A games and have seen over 2.5 goals in those 5 matches.

    Genoa travel to the Gewiss Stadium having been eliminated from the Coppa Italia at the hands of Juventus on Wednesday night. Genoa gave a good account of themselves away from home and took the Serie A champions to extra-time having come back from 2-0 down, only to concede in the 104th minute.

    That result means Genoa have won only 2 of their last 10 matches in all competitions. The 2 victories have come in their last 5 games, with wins over Spezia away and Bologna at home in Serie A.

    Away form in the league has been poor and trends show Genoa have achieved just 4 wins in their last 27 away Serie A games. They have managed to find the back of the net in 3 of their last 4 away Serie A matches but have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 6 on the road.

    Team news and Atalanta will be without the injured duo of Duván Zapata and Mario Pasalic. They are likely to be the only players unavailable to Gian Piero Gasperini.

    Genoa could have Davide Biraschi back in action following a shoulder injury but Cristian Zapata, Goran Pandev, Luca Pellegrini, and Francesco Cassata remain on the treatment table.

    Atalanta have been in good form recently and are expected to come out on top in this game. They could score at least 3 goals in the process but may concede a goal, meaning both teams finding the back of the net.

    Predictions for Serie A

    Home team - Away team Tip
    flag_6 It1
    Torino FCSassuolo Calcio
    26/02/2021 19:45
    X
    flag_6 It1
    SampdoriaAtalanta Bergamo
    28/02/2021 11:30
    2
    flag_6 It1
    FC CrotoneCagliari Calcio
    28/02/2021 14:00
    2
    flag_6 It1
    Udinese CalcioFiorentina
    28/02/2021 14:00
    X

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