Saturday offers a spectacular betting lineup and this time we have prepared one of the most interesting matches of the eleventh round of the Italian Serie A, where Atalanta will host Inter at their home ground in Bergamo. The match between these two teams is scheduled to start at 18:00.
Atalanta: Impressive performances by the Goddess lately!
In recent years, Atalanta has been delivering quite good performances in Serie A, which resulted in this team participating in the Champions League three times. After last season, where the team from Bergamo did not play in any European competitions, the popular Goddess has now returned to the big stage and represents Italy in the Europa League. Speaking of the second-tier European club competition, it should be said that Gian Piero Gasperini’s charges currently sit at the top of their group with a three-point lead over second-placed Sporting and it is expected that the Italian representative will secure a place in the knockout phase of the Europa League with a victory against Austria’s Sturm on Thursday, which, frankly, is one of the primary goals for this part of the season.
As for the Italian Serie A, the primary goal will again be to qualify for the most prestigious European club competition but it seems that everyone at the club would also be satisfied with another participation in the Europa League. If we look at it that way, then certainly all fans of the popular Goddess have plenty of reasons to be satisfied, as their favorite team is currently in fourth place on the table, which is also the last spot that brings qualification to the elite competition at the end of the season. So far, Gian Piero Gasperini’s squad has played ten league matches and achieved six victories, one draw, and three losses.
All three failures were recorded away from home, where Atalanta was defeated by Frosinone, Fiorentina, and Lazio and it should be noted that the club from Bergamo plays excellently at home, as the fourth-placed team in the table has achieved three wins and a draw against Juventus with no goals scored in four home matches. In the last round, the Goddess played a great match away at Empoli, which has had a lot of problems this season, and that duel ended with a 0:3 victory for the visiting team, and the impression is that the win could have been even more convincing. Finally, regarding absences for this very important duel against Inter, Gian Piero Gasperini will not be able to count on Toure and Vörlicek, while Zappacosta is doubtful.
Inter: A full five years without a defeat to Atalanta!
Although Inter did not clinch the championship title last year, the season can certainly be deemed satisfactory, as the Nerazzurri, as is well known, reached the grand final of the Champions League where the Italian representative was narrowly defeated by Manchester City with a score of 1:0. Besides that, a new trophy ended up in the showcases of the Milan club, as Simone Inzaghi’s men celebrated in the Cup final against Fiorentina. In the league, nothing more than third place was achievable, as Napoli played an incredible season, but what is most important is that it was enough for another qualification to the Champions League, where Inter again has high ambitions.
During the summer, Lukaku left the club but there were several very interesting transfers, and it gives the impression that Inter is much stronger than last season. At this moment, the Nerazzurri are at the top of the Serie A table with a two-point lead over second-placed Juventus. So far, the team from Giuseppe Meazza has played ten matches in the top tier of Italian football and achieved eight victories, one draw, and one loss, surprisingly at home to Sassuolo. Interestingly, Inter has been perfect away from home where the former Italian champion has played four matches and secured as many victories with an impressive goal difference of 10:0.
Apart from that slip-up at home against Sassuolo, Inter also failed to beat a strong Bologna this season, as that match in Milan ended with a score of 2:2. In the last round, Simone Inzaghi’s charges secured a very important victory at home against Roma, with a final score of 1:0. Regarding the Italian representative’s performance in the Champions League, at this moment the Nerazzurri are tied for first place in the group with Spain’s Real Sociedad, and if Inter wins against Salzburg away in the next round, the team will practically secure a place in the knockout phase two rounds before the end. Finally, in terms of absences, Simone Inzaghi has practically no squad problems, the only player he will not be able to count on is Cuadrado, who even if fit would certainly not be in the starting eleven for the duel against Atalanta.
Our Betting Suggestions
As we have already mentioned, Inter has been enjoying their recent matches against Atalanta but this time we will try to avoid predicting the final outcome and will focus on the goals, which we believe will be plentiful in Bergamo. First of all, it seems that both teams could score at least one goal each, so we recommend the Both Teams to Score (gg) bet with odds of 1.63.
Finally, Atalanta has been very sharp in front of goal lately, so it will be no surprise if the Goddess manages to score at least two goals in this duel against the league leader, so we boldly advise the Atalanta Over 1.5 Team Goals bet with a fantastic odds of 2.75 at Mozzartbet.