Atalanta vs Napoli – Top Two Predictions
Atalanta sit 5pts behind the Serie A leaders Napoli heading into this weekend's latest round of fixtures and we're expecting a close and competitive 90-minutes between the pair at the Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo. Napoli secured a 3-1 win when these two sides last met and the visitors are the team to beat in Serie A this season.
Over 2.5 Goals & Both Teams to Score
We're predicting goals in this game as five of the last six meetings between these two clubs in all competitions have ended with both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals being produced. Atalanta have only failed to score in one of their last six matches, while Napoli have scored in all bar one of their last six outings, so you can see just why we're backing goals in this game.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia to Score
Kvaratskhelia has been a revelation since joining Napoli in the summer both scoring and assisting goals on a regular basis. The Georgian international midfielder has scored 5-goals in his last 10 matches for club and country, scoring in Napoli's 4-0 win over Sassuolo last weekend. With 6-goals in 11 starts in Serie A, you can see exactly why we're backing Kvaratskhelia to score against Atalanta this weekend.
Everything you need to know about Atalanta vs Napoli
The top two teams in Serie A go head-to-head
Atalanta were away at Empoli last time out and ended up running out comfortable 2-0 winners in the end. A goal just after the half-hour mark from Hateboer handed the visitors the lead and just shy of the hour mark, Lookman fired in a second goal to realistically put the result beyond doubt. Atalanta will be expecting a much-tougher 90-minutes on Saturday though where even the home advantage might not be enough.
Atalanta Predicted Lineup – Musso, Tolói, Hateboer, Demiral, Mæhle, Scalvini, Pašalić, Koopmeiners, Lookman, Éderson & Højlund
Napoli were in top form at home to Sassuolo last weekend. Osimhen got the ball rolling in the 4th-minute and then added a second goal in the 19th-minute. Before the break, there was time for Kvaratskhelia to make it 3-0 and put the game to bed. Napoli certainly took their foot off the accelerator in the second half but managed to keep a clean sheet and add a fourth goal 13-minutes from time, a hat-trick for Osimhen.
Napoli Predicted Lineup – Meret, Jesus, Rui, Di Lorenzo, Kim, Zieliński, Lobotka, Anguissa, Lozano, Osimhen & Kvaratskhelia
Atalanta: Marten De Roon and Davide Zappacosta could both miss this weekend's match through injury.
Napoli: the visitors have no suspended players or fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Atalanta.
Atalanta vs Napoli: Q&A
- Who are the favourites to win? – Napoli are the bookmaker's pick to win.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Atalanta 1-3 Napoli.
- What time is kick-off? – 17:00 GMT, 18:00 CET.