TIP OF THE DAY: Atalanta – Sassuolo: The Goddess is shining lately, the Neroverdi are on fire!

On Saturday, a plethora of very interesting matches are scheduled across Europe, and this time we have analyzed the duel in Bergamo where Atalanta will host Sassuolo.

Atalanta: Is a new Champions League qualification on the horizon?

Gian Piero Gasperini took over Atalanta in 2016, and in his first year, he managed to lead the team to the sixth position and a place in the Europa League, marking the team’s first participation in a European competition after a 26-year hiatus. Interestingly, the Italian representative finished first in their group ahead of Lyon, Everton, and Apollon, but in the playoffs, the team from Bergamo was eliminated by Borussia Dortmund. The following season, the club finished seventh in Serie A, and then Atalanta ended up in an impressive third place on the table, securing their debut in the Champions League, where the team reached the quarterfinals but was unfortunately eliminated by PSG, even though the Goddess led 1:0 until the final moments of the match.

Gasperini has managed to lead Atalanta to the elite competition two more times, however, last season we did not have the opportunity to see this club in European competitions, but the season was of course not declared unsuccessful. The team from Bergamo played at a high level for most of the last championship and ultimately secured a place in the Europa League, which was, of course, the primary goal.

Speaking of the second most prestigious European club competition, it’s worth noting that Atalanta finished first in their group, ahead of Sporting Lisbon, and is waiting for their opponent in the round of 16. In the meantime, the Goddess has focused on Serie A, where things lately look truly fantastic. Currently, Gasperini’s charges are in an excellent fourth place on the table with the same number of points as Bologna, but with the note that Atalanta has a game in hand. It is well known that the fourth position is also the last one that brings a Champions League spot at the end of the season, so after a certain period, we might see this team in the elite competition again.

In their last five league matches, the team from Bergamo has achieved four victories with only one draw, and that was in a very tough away game against Roma, ending 1:1. In the last round, Atalanta managed to win where teams like Inter and Juventus failed, in an away game against Genoa, and that match at Marassi ended with a convincing 1:4 victory for the visitors. Before that, the Goddess played another phenomenal match in Serie A and easily defeated the formidable team of Lazio 3:1 at home, reminding that the Romans had just a few days earlier defeated Bayern Munich 1:0 in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.

Finally, regarding home games, the fourth-placed team has played twelve matches at their stadium, achieving nine victories, one draw, and two losses, with the note that Atalanta has won all five of their last home games.

Sassuolo: The Neroverdi haven’t been in such a tough situation for a long time!

For years, Sassuolo has been a stable first division team, and once even managed to reach the group stage of the Europa League, after the popular Neroverdi eliminated Red Star Belgrade in the playoff qualifiers with a total score of 4:1. Domenico Berardi is the hallmark of this club, and the Italian international has been with the club for a full fourteen years. Alongside him, it’s important to mention captain Ferrari and goalkeeper Consigli, who have been the backbone of the team for years. This season, the team has also welcomed several very interesting players like Castillejo, Racic, Kumbulla, and Pedersen.

The team from Reggio Emilia finished last season in thirteenth place in the table, and it’s worth noting that their survival was never in question, which has been the primary goal of this team for many years. This time, however, the situation is quite bad, as the Neroverdi currently find themselves in seventeenth place on the table, just one point above the relegation zone. If the early signs are anything to go by, Alessio Dionisi’s men might be fighting for survival until the last round, something few in the club expected at the start of the season.

So far, Domenico Berardi and his teammates have played 23 matches in this year’s Serie A and achieved five victories, the same number of draws, and as many as thirteen losses, which is certainly too many. In their last five league matches, the Neroverdi have only managed one victory, at their home stadium against Fiorentina with a 1:0 score. After that, the team suffered three defeats, along with one draw, which was in the last round in a 1:1 match against Torino in Reggio Emilia. Interestingly, the second goal of that match was seen in the ninth minute, after which the nets remained still.

Although they have only five victories to their name, it’s very interesting that Sassuolo has managed to defeat both Inter and Juventus, two teams that have shown the most so far. Adding the mentioned victory over Fiorentina, it’s a wonder how the team from Reggio Emilia doesn’t have more than five victories. It seems that Sassuolo plays its best against the highest quality teams in Serie A.

Finally, in away games, Alessio Dionisi’s charges have played twelve matches, recording two victories, two draws, and as many as eight losses. The Neroverdi were better than Inter and Empoli in away games, while they drew in Udine and Lecce, both teams known for playing well at their home stadiums.

Our Betting Suggestions

Although Sassuolo desperately needs points, we believe that Atalanta will continue their excellent performances and win this duel as well, so we recommend you to bet on a Home Win (1) for which the bookmaker Mozzartbet has prepared odds of 1.35.

In addition, there is a good chance that this duel in Bergamo will bring us quite a lot of goals since these are teams that cultivate an attacking style of football. For this reason, we recommend you try the over 3.5 goals bet, which Mozzartbet pays with odds of 2.15.

Finally, as we are quite convinced of a new triumph for Atalanta, and we have already noted that we expect many goals in this match, we believe that the least Sassuolo could do is to score at least one goal in this away game. Therefore, we boldly recommend the bet 1&gg (both teams to score and Atalanta to win) with fantastic odds of 2.55 at Mozzartbet.

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